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Pieris rapae

Pieris rapae
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-12-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-12-13 4:03
Viewed: 975
Points: 8
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I am surprised that despite a fairly cold weather in my town here in north India, some butterflies are still on the wing. I captured this Small Cabbage White today morning at a moist spot on my school campus where some wild flowers are still blooming.

Pieris rapae, the small white, is a small- to medium-sized butterfly species of the whites-and-yellows family Pieridae. It is also known as the small cabbage white and in New Zealand, simply as white butterfly. The names "cabbage butterfly" and "cabbage white" can also refer to the large white. The butterfly can be distinguished by the white color with small black dots on its wings. They are distinguished from the smaller size and lack of the black band at the tip of their forewings.

It is widespread and populations are found across Europe, North Africa, Asia, South America, and Great Britain. It has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand. The caterpillar of this species is seen as a pest for commercial agriculture. Often referred to as the "imported cabbageworm" they are a serious pest to cabbage and other mustard family crops.


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Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely butterfly, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Ram
very nice composition with fresh colours and good light
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-12-14 14:32]

Hi Ram,the pic is a bit noised because your sharpening work in PP,but it's still a very good shot,not easy to take this wings position for this specie always with the closed wings..ehehe..i know very well the big pieridae very common in my country too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-12-15 7:17]

Hello Ram,
Wonderful image of this lovely White in an attractive POV. It is rare to get a decent shot of either a White or Sulfur with their wings opened like this. Nice detail with rich natural color tones. Beautiful flower as well and your exposure is perfect!!

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