Cabbage White butterfly

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About the only time you can find these very common butterflies willing to pose is early in the morning when they appear to be sipping dew off flowers. You likely have seen these white butterflies fluttering about just about everywhere, especially around gardens that contain plants in the cabbage family. Not as handsome as other butterflies, but when seen up close they do have some subtle coloration.
Second photo is really poor, but does show the yellow color on the outer wing surfaces.

Jerry Snider
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What they really look like

This is a better pic showing the outer wing coloration.

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Jerry those are lovely. I am pretty sure I've seen those before, but I never noticed the coloration until you pointed it out...Beautiful captures...and thanks for the science lesson!
 
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Leigh said:
Jerry those are lovely. I am pretty sure I've seen those before, but I never noticed the coloration until you pointed it out...Beautiful captures...and thanks for the science lesson!
Leigh, I bet you have a number of these fluttering about that nice garden!!
In flight, they look completely white and rather boring. When still, not quite as boring but certainly not flashy.
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Nice shots Jerry. I like the furry body, and as Gordon said, you held the highlights very well for such a light colored subject.
 
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These are beautiful. I've seen them but never realised they were butterflys! Thought they were pretty moths!
 
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