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MacroLuv
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Orange Tip

Post by MacroLuv »

Anthocharis cardamines I guess. :D

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Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Date/time original 17.03.2007 11:55:20
Shutter speed value 1/200 s
Aperture value f/8
ISO speed ratings ISO 100
Focal length 85 mm
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Post by Ken Ramos »

You know I have never seen a butterly with these type of markings. They look as though they were painted on. Judging by the size the the flower on which it rests, it must be a very small butterfly. Beautiful image Nikola :D

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Nikola, this is a nice shot of one of spring's best butterflies! :D

Ken, the dark markings of Anthocharis (the orange-tips) are a lot like those of Euchloe (the marbles), for example shown in my post here. The marks are due to a mix of black and green-yellow scales, substituting for white.

I like your characterization that these marks look painted on. They are much more randomly textured and less related to the pattern of veins, than most butterflies spots and stripes.

--Rik

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Post by beetleman »

That is one beautiful butterfly Nikola. You did a wonderful job capturing him also....really nice :wink:
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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks guys! :D
beetleman wrote:... You did a wonderful job capturing him also....really nice :wink:
I hope so because I've been following it about 250 meters across the fields to get this picture! :D
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

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