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Gonepteryx rhami

Gonepteryx rhami
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European butterflies 4, Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-07 7:30
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Update...thanks to Peter (Batu)
a male of
Gonepteryx rhamni the brimstone butterfly.

Browsed in 06's archive...
I think(?) this is:
The Clouded Yellow, Colias croceus....isn't the one depicted.
It is...(source wiki)
The Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni

...is a butterfly of the Pieridae family.

Appearance, behaviour and distribution

Found in Europe, Asia, and even north Africa, it is one of the longest lived butterflies, living up to thirteen months, although most of this time is spent in hibernation.

On the upper side the male is sulphur yellow and the female white with a greenish tinge but both have an orange spot in the center of each wing. They never settle with their wings open and from the underside the sexes are more difficult to separate but the female is still paler. Their wing shape is unique among British butterflies (although there are similar, closely related species in southern and eastern Europe) and is designed to act as camouflage while they rest and during hibernation. widely distributed across the southern half of the UK, it has been steadily increasing its range in the north of England but is limited by the distribution of its larval foodplants and is quite possibly close to its maximum possible distribution now unless there foodplants range also increases. In Ireland it has a much more localised distribution. It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and eastwards to Mongolia Often the first butterfly to be seen in the spring, sometimes as early as January when hibernating adults are awoken on a sunny day, there is a popular myth that it is this butterfly which gave us the word BUTTERFLY, a corruption of butter-coloured fly.

Shooting Date/Time
17/06/2006 14:47:50
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed

PP in CS2
Workflow mostly done in RAW Plug-in
Selective Smartsharpen (Gaussian)

takos1, mikou, jcoowanitwong, volkan, RAP, phlr, gitirana, Matt-Bird, livios, Lycaon, Alex99, carper, peter_stoeckl, jmp has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To batu: Ow..thank youvanderschelden 1 11-07 12:30
To ramthakur: Hi Ramvanderschelden 1 11-07 12:25
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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-11-07 7:34]
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Hi Annick,
The texture of the wings are lovely. Good focus and sharpness on the butterfly. I liked the colors and the composition. TFS

Amazing and different kind of butterfly
Well taken and seen

Wowowow.... Annick!
Bellissima foto, colori delicati, bei particolari e bella composizione!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-11-07 7:54]

Hi Annick,

Nice composed with good colors,I like especially the soft light BG,well done and TFS


Hello Annik,

excellent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, every crisp, nicly composed and capture,

TFS Kyle

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-07 8:27]

Hi Annick.
Very nice and clean composition with pleasant colours.I like used POV and excellent details on wing.Superb capture!
Greetings Milos

hi annick,
nice shot. the butterfly has been captured with excellent details. the bg looks very good. the dof is nice. pov is very good.The colours look beautiful.
very well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-07 8:42]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful butterfly close up.I liked bright mood a lot.POV,clear details,sharpness,colors,framing and composition are also excellent.

Hi Annick,
This is a masterpiece. Color combination just great. Very pleasant picture. Congratulations,

Hi Annick,
Beautiful close-up with clear details and colors.The veins on the BF looks just like the veins on a leaf.

Molto bella e bellissimi questi colori tenui. Ciao gigicacco

bonjour annick
le fond est presque un peu genant par sa clarté,mais le papillon est de toute beauté.
parfaitement net et coloré.

Delightfully sharp and crisp image, Annick.
The BG is a little too light IMHO, but does not mar the basic appeal in this capture.
TFS and take care.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-07 12:20]
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Hello Annick,
you show a sharp and artistic picture with fine and delicate structures. The background with its pastel colours just underlines this and fits very well. The picture shows a male of
Gonepteryx rhamni the brimstone butterfly.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-07 13:19]

Clara, nítida y bella macro Annick, con gran sentido estético.
Un buen DOF brinda un foco adecuado sobre la mariposa con gran despegue del perfecto fondo.
Me agrada además el encuadre elegido, aunque se podría reducir en altura.
Excelente entrega, sin dudas.
Saludos cordiales... Ricardo

Clear, sharp and beautiful macro Annick, with great aesthetic sense.
A good DOF offers an appropriate focus on the butterfly with great takeoff of the perfect bottom.
I like also the elected framing, although it could decrease in height.
Excellent post, without doubts.
Best greetings... Ricardo

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-11-07 14:56]

Hello Annick
Marvellous picture! With a great focus, sharpness, color, composition, POV and DOF. I like it very much. Congratulations and TFS.
Best wishes

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-11-07 15:20]

Hi Annick,
Beautiful shot, with brilliant colours and pin sharp detail. Excellent composition, with very nice POV and well blurred BG.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-07 17:08]

Annick preciosa foto, y luz maravillosa detalles y colorido genial... saludos

Simplesmente divina. Perfeita.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-11-07 21:43]

Hi annick, good shot of teh brimstone. I am learning what these look like now by all the photos of it posted.
I like the coluor and shape of his wings - he reminds me of a leaf. Your fellow is nicely placed and looks very gentle. Well done,

Hi Annick,
This isn't a monkey!. Bad joke. Beautiful butterfly and very well photographed. Simple colours and nice background. very nice photo to look at.

Prachtig! Delicate kleuren en zeer goede dieptescherpte. (uit de vlindertuin?)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-11-08 7:28]

Annick, this is very nice indeed.

A clear and great shot.

I like pov and composition. Excellent sharpness.

Hello Annick,
This is just beautiful! I like those great colors, details and composition a lot. Nothing much to say as I think this is close to perfection; congratulations!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-11-08 10:49]

Hello Annick,
afgezien van welke soort het ook is, is dit een mooie foto. De lichte achtergrond past erg goed bij de gele vleugel. De rode bloem geeft mooi tegenwicht.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-08 11:38]

Hi Annick.
This is fine. The airiness and lightness of the BG colours are fantastic. The exactness of the reproduction of the butterfly is outstanding also as well as the composition and framing. Great art work. Bravo and TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-08 13:24]

Wonderful colours, composition and sharp details. Lovely shot



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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-11-08 14:15]

hij is prachtig Annick.
heel fraaie compositie, goede pov en uitstekende dof, de details zijn mooi, probeer ook een naar 800 asa, te gaan, Uw toestel kan dit bij dergelijke macro's zeer goed aan. het verhoogd de F waarde wat kan resulteren in nog betere foto's. prachtig werk hier.
gr. jaap

my goodness this picture looks pretty!
A perfect painting of light, magnificently composed.
One of the very best images of le Citron, Citroenvlinder, I've ever seen.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-12 4:38]

Hi Annick,
A beautiful portrait! Lovely soft colors, light and background. Outstanding composition. I like it a lot.
TFS, José M.

Real sharp and the colour/tone is really nice.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-11-18 3:58]

just beautiful! so nice color palette! very nice visual impact. i like a lot the red flowers, wich improve very well the overall impression of this shot. tfs

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