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Colias hyale making love!

Colias hyale making love!
Photo Information
Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies in love., Mating, European butterflies 1, Copula of Lepidoptera and Odonata [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-24 6:41
Viewed: 5729
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colias hyale mating. English name is Pale Clouded Yellow. Dutch name is Gele Luzernevlinder.French name is Faux soufré. German name is Goldene Acht /Weißklee-Gelbling.
This species belongs to the Pieridae. In Europe we also know -Colias alfacariensis(Berger's Clouded Yellow )
-Colias aurorina( Greek Clouded Yellow )
-Colias caucasica (Balkan Clouded Yellow)
-Colias chrysotheme(Lesser Clouded Yellow)
-Colias crocea(Clouded Yellow)
-Colias erate(Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow)
-Colias hecla(Northern Clouded Yellow)
-Colias myrmidone(Danube Clouded Yellow)
-Colias nastes(Labrador Sulfur)
-Colias palaeno(Moorland Clouded Yellow)
-Colias phicomone(Mountain Clouded Yellow)
-Colias tyche(Pale Arctic Clouded Yellow)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-24 7:04]

Wow ! What a nice couple in love that you have well captured ! Impressive the names list in the note... Congratulations Harm and thanks for sharing.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2005-11-24 8:08]
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Hi Harm,
It's really an asset to be able to see both male and female simultaneously and so notice the difference in shades of the two otherwise pretty similar colours of the two sexes of C. hyale. You have provided us with an eminent picture of this species! Since you've also listed the genus of Colias I may add that they are now included in the subfamily of Coliadinae; perhaps you intend to capture them one after the other according to this check-list? - Let us hope so! Thank you very much for your contribibution,

Great shot indeed. Even the difference between sexes can be better seen on the ups of the wings (most noticeable being the thikness of that dark band at the tip of wings), you can see it here on the uns not only in shades, but in number of spots (eyes, ocels): two vs. one. I'm not sure which one has the more vivid colours, the male or the female?

Hi Harm,
what a wonderful moment you had the chance to see. They are so pretty and you captured them with excellent sharpness and wonderful colours.
Thank you very much - pssst: I hope, you haven't disturbed them ;-) Bye bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-24 17:29]

Great capture!
Always a beautiful Nature's moment!
This specie doesn't exist in Portugal.
Very good details and colours!

Great capture Harm. The dof/sharpness is very good with plenty of details in the wings and especially the eyes. The colours look very natural and I like the composition with the butterflies in low position.

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