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I know there are many wildlife experts on this forum so I wont even attempt to say what this is, perhaps somebody could enlighten me.
The first time I have managed to take a pic of a butterfly in the wild so any comments welcome.
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Re: Anonymous butterfly

Thats a lovely shot of a Small White (Artogeia rapae) (Yes that is the name and not a description).

You have captured it well and not spoiled it with over-sharpening. The background too is good. If you want to blur out the background more then increase the aperture size or get closer (if that is posible with the lens you are using). This is far better than my first atempts at photographing butterflies. Well done.
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Re: Anonymous butterfly

Taken with 70 -300 lens at f18 so yes I could probably have got closer - although that is only a small crop so there wasn't much room. I definitely could have used a smaller aperture, I was using a large one to give myself a better chance of an in focus pic, but maybe next time I will be more brave.
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Re: Anonymous butterfly

I'm well out of date, I know it as Pieris rapae.
Mind you, I did learn that 35 years ago !
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Re: Anonymous butterfly

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I'm well out of date, I know it as Pieris rapae.
Mind you, I did learn that 35 years ago !
Pieris brassicae is the Large White whereas Artogeia rapae is the Small White. I have looked up the differences between Pieris and Artogeia and the former is the family name for the Large White butterfly types whilst the latter is for the Small White and Green Veined White butterfly types. Maybe there has been a reclassification but my information does not give me historical info.
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Re: Anonymous butterfly

When I learned them, all the whites were in the Pieridae.
Time for me to go and get an up to date reference !
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Re: Anonymous butterfly

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I'm well out of date, I know it as Pieris rapae.
Mind you, I did learn that 35 years ago !
A lot of references still call it Pieris rapae and it was Pieris the last time I had a photo of a Small White published.

So I'm leaving it as Pieris on my site.
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When I learned them, all the whites were in the Pieridae.
Time for me to go and get an up to date reference !
No need Paul. The Family Pieridae is a large one and is broken down to the following Sub Families Aporia, Artogeia, Pontia, Euchloe, Elphinstonia, Anthocharis, Zegris, Colotis, Catopsilia, Colias, Gonepteryx and Leptidea.
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