Aporia crataegi - the black-veined white

Posted by
Franz (Baden, Austria) on 18 March 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

from my tours of the Baltic States in the summer of 2016

June is the month of meadow flowers, also in the Baltics. These pretty butterflies were busy feeding on the 'nectar' of these beautiful yellow flowers on a meadow near Nida on the Curonian Spit.
The butterflies are Aporia crataegi, a.k.a. the black-veined white (in German: Baum-Weißling).

Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 125 110 mm

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Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

This is a wonderful image! Excellent macro.

18 Mar 2017 6:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A beautiful moment so well caught.

18 Mar 2017 7:42am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Superb Franz, the moment is heightened by the contrast and colour,
so incredible, 5 ***** 's !!~

18 Mar 2017 10:13am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Yes, now I figured how to hit your stars !

18 Mar 2017 10:14am

@Phil Morris: And I am grateful for them! One can't have enough starlight in one's life ... ;-)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise ! J'aime bcp !

18 Mar 2017 11:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful light
on the black and white

18 Mar 2017 12:52pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This makes a beautiful butterfly picture. It's interesting to see them feed on the yellow flowers. A very successful shot.

18 Mar 2017 1:27pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

18 Mar 2017 1:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

They are so elegant and delicate. A lovely close up

18 Mar 2017 4:06pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautiful light and colours.

18 Mar 2017 4:18pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Superb light and colors!

18 Mar 2017 4:45pm

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

What a gorgeous Butterfly! And a beautiful image, thanks to you. You have inspired me to g back and find some wildflower and butterfly shots that I captured many years ago! This is wonderful....And THANK YOU so very much for your message back to me this morning (my time)....I truly appreciate your kindness and support. True, most of us feel the same way that I do..but the hatred bunch always screams louder. ....I was saddened to read your story but I certainly agree..... Cheers to you both ;-0

18 Mar 2017 4:52pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Glad I have been an inspiration! It happens only rarely ... ;-)))

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Very beautiful and well caught these butterflies that almost blend with the leaves

18 Mar 2017 5:01pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent close/up with fine light.

18 Mar 2017 5:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A grand shot of these beauties! You've captured their iridescence beautifully.

18 Mar 2017 5:19pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle macro et vue double papillon quelle couelur

18 Mar 2017 7:15pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

They are beautiful little things.

18 Mar 2017 8:58pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, focus, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !

18 Mar 2017 9:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous butterfly! Beautiful patterns and color. A beautiful image!

19 Mar 2017 12:02am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

attractive B&W butterflies in colorful foliage. The harsh sunlight complicates the exposure

19 Mar 2017 2:22am

Dany Kervran from Morillon, France

What a stunning blen of colours ! This view could become a marvellous stained-glass window.

19 Mar 2017 6:01am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


19 Mar 2017 7:33am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Fantastic photo! Superb focus, which is such a key to this shot, and gorgeous light to bring out wonderful colours.

19 Mar 2017 8:44am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

herrliche Farben, schönes Licht und feine Details.... ein tolles Bild, Franz :))

19 Mar 2017 2:06pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great macro work, congrats Franz !!!

19 Mar 2017 8:03pm

@Tede: Merci, Tede! Much appreciated, coming from THE expert on macros ... ;-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations, my friend! :)

19 Mar 2017 8:28pm

@omid: Merci, Omid!

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Congratulations Franz with this Color Spotlight photo.

19 Mar 2017 9:07pm

@Willem: Vielen Dank, Willem!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

19 Mar 2017 10:11pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you, Steve!

Reinald Van De Walle from Vigo, Spain

Well deserved the recognition to your photo!! Herzliche Glückwünsche.

19 Mar 2017 10:35pm

@Reinald Van De Walle: Vielen Dank, Reinald!

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Spotlight Franz, das Foto ist wirklich schön :))))

20 Mar 2017 1:04am

@Nina: Vielen Dank, Nina. Freut mich, dass es Gefallen findet!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on your Color Spotlight here, too !

20 Mar 2017 7:46am

@Ronnie 2¢: Many thanks, Ronnie and Lilly!

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Congrats Franz for this Spotlight

20 Mar 2017 10:00am

@Gérard Flayol: Merci, Gérard, and congratulations on yours !!!

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Bravo pour ton spotlight color

20 Mar 2017 10:07am

@Martine Libouton: Merci, Martine!

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Ganz wunderbar! Die beiden sind so knackig scharf, sehr sehr schön!

20 Mar 2017 10:50am

@daniela scharnowski: Vielen Dank, Daniely! Freut mich, dass sie gefallen!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

20 Mar 2017 4:45pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you, Ruthie!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on the Color Spotlight, too - well done !

20 Mar 2017 4:58pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Glad you met your star quota, dear Franz, Congratulations on the spotlight, what
a winner, beautifully deserved !!~

20 Mar 2017 5:05pm

@Phil Morris: Many thanks, Phil, much appreciated !

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent close-up ... light and colors are fabulous !!!
Congratulations on the C. Spotlight !!! Well deserved ...

20 Mar 2017 10:06pm

Anne from France

So beautiful!

21 Mar 2017 6:20am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Congratulations!!! xcellent close-up!

24 Mar 2017 8:14pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow !!! spectacular

25 Mar 2017 3:33pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Love light here. We have the same butterflies in France

2 Apr 2017 8:56pm

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