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Gonepteryx cleopatra

Gonepteryx cleopatra
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Copyright: Ka Lis (avallaunius) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 8 N: 44] (230)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-29 11:56
Viewed: 3150
Points: 14
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Gonepteryx cleopatra

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Gonepteryx
Species: Gonepteryx cleopatra

Gonepteryx cleopatra is a medium sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 30 mm. It is a sexually dimorphic species - the female has pale yellow wings, the male is darker yellow with an orange patch on the forewing. Both sexes have brown dots in the center of each wing, and the underside of wings is light greenish yellow.

The Cleopatra butterfly inhabits open woodland and scrub. The flight period is from May to August in most parts of its range, except Spain, where it is double-brooded and may fly almost all year. The adult hibernates in evergreen trees and shrubs. The caterpillars feed on buckthorns.

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Geia sou Niko,
Perfect capture of this beautiful Gonepteryx. The sharpness is impressive on all the butterfly. The flower seems to be a Lythrum salicaria. Xairetw,

Hi Nikos..
Wonderful captured of your butterfly.. Great sharpness and high details.. perfect vivid colours
Thansk for Sharing..
Best Regards..

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-08-29 12:49]

Hi Nikos,
Elegant butterfly and beautiful flower with splendid colors, great sharp composition, very well done,

hello Nikos
great sharpness and beautiful colours with good BG.
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-29 13:31]

Hello Nikos,
What a great photo! Very beautiful clear and contrasting colours in excellent sharpness and details. Amazing eyes. Fantastic POV and composition.

Hi Nikos,

Bravo! ... cheers! ... you have done in a masterful way with your Canon G9! ...f/6.4 to 1/400s with ISO 80! ... excellent result, I have to take note of that! ... I also have a Canon compact!

TFS, very very TFS!!


  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2009-08-29 17:52]

Hello Nikos,
A very nice species I never seen in nature. Nice composition against the dark BG.
Best greetings & TFS!

wraia gwnia lhpshs
e3airetiko sharpness kai apodosi leptomereiwn

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