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Pieris brassicae

Pieris brassicae
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Copyright: Hugo Figueiredo (hffigueiredo) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 23] (271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 15:24
Viewed: 3564
Points: 30
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Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Pieridae

The butterfly has a very simple look and is relatively big: wingspan 55-65mm. Upperside is white with a dark apical spot and along the wing edge. Female as a dark trace and two dots well marked. Hind wing and apical underside is slightly green, sprinkled with dark scales.

The egg is yellow and is laid in numerous groups which can be found quite easily in borecole plantations. The caterpillar feeds on various borecole species and turnips (Brassica spp.), can constitute a plague. The puppa gets fixed to walls where it passes the Winter.
The adult can be seen all year and at any altitude.

Distribuition: Common in North Africa, Europe and Asia (until the Himalaias).

Information gathered from the book As Borboletas de Portugal, The Butterflies of Portugal by Ernestino Maravalhas.

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Olá Hugo,
Boa foto! Uma composição simples e um trabalho com flash perfeito!? Boa definição e enquadramento! Parabéns!


Nice the light trough his wings

Good catch
TFS Greetz Kristy

Hello Hugo
You post a very beautiful photo with great and sharp details! Great composition and very good lighting on the flower.
Very well done!
Greetings Jan-arie

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-16 16:58]

Hola Hugo,
Que imagen mas buena, excelente pov. y nitidez, encuadre genial... saludos Victor

Beautiful image of this insect, lovely lighting and great cropping with excellent detail. Good work. Regards, Roy.

Hi Hugo,
Top shot! Love the backlighting. You've handled the exposure very well and created a very graphic image.

Hello Hugo
Very well composed shot. The translucent wings and head are in sharp focus and are nicely set off by the dark background. The yellow flower adds a touch of drama to the shot. Regards.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-16 19:18]

Hi Hugo,

Superb shot, the composition and POV are excellent and the back lighting is superb, the detail is excellent and the colours are lovely with a great BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Hugo

Very nice work. Love the composition. Good colours. Lovely light. Well done.

hi this foto is very good!
good detail , compositon and focus!
good work!¨
TFS David

Perfect picture of this common butterfly

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-17 6:13]

Delicada y nítida macro Hugo, con bello POV y una iluminación trasera muy estética.
Muy buen encuadre y también el fondo difuso y suave para realzar la belleza de la mariposa y la flor.
Buen trabajo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Macro delicado e claro Hugo, com POV bonito e uma iluminação atrás muito estético.
Alinhamento muito bom e também o fundo difuso e macio para aumentar a beleza da borboleta e a flor.
Trabalho bom.
Saudações... Ricardo

... em outro momento

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-17 7:38]

Excellente macro!

Félicitations pour le contre jour,l'éclairage,le contraste et la netteté.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-17 13:21]

Lovely light in the picture and a great POV. Fantastic pin sharp details and a lovely BG



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-17 20:32]

Hola Hugo.- Me agrada mucho esta bella foto, pues esta muy nitida y tiene ademas muy buen nivel de luz y contraste. El fondo es Exelente. Felicidades Luis52.

Olá Hugo
Uma excelente composição, luz e riqueza de detalhes. Parabéns

Very good picture of this common Pieridae.
Great colours and sharpness. Thanks


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