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Melanargia galathea

Melanargia galathea
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1998-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus OM2N, Olympus 135mm f/4.5-45 Macro, Elite Chrome 100
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-03 16:51
Viewed: 5156
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a marbled white butterfly, Melanargia galathea (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae), resting and feeding in a spiny environment which can be harmful for its delicate wings. The photo was taken on the southern slopes of Mont Ventoux (Vaucluse) using a 135mm macro lens combined with an Olympus auto extension tube.
The wishy-washy green colour of the plant reflects its real appearance. Colours and outlines of the objects were intended to contrast against the dark background.
NOTE: This picture is re-posted here due to a workshop which brought up that my screen settings were not well adjusted resulting in 'over-exposed' pictures. I thank for the comments and workshops which helped to identify this 'mistake'.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-04 1:09]

Hi Peter,
A very clear shot of this marbled white butterfly.
Sharp details and good exposure.
I really like this composition as the flowers and the butterfly seem to follow a similar color scheme. I also like the juxtaposition of the curves and circles on the butterfly against the straight and bristly shapes on the plant.
TFS. : )

Nice picture of these Nymphalidae. The composition is good but there are some noise points on the picture - have you got any noise on your lens?


Hi Peter

A great shot. Very well composed. A big tick for this shot! :-)

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-05-04 4:33]

Hi Peter,
White butterfly and plant colors looks great against the dark background. I like the crop you have used and contrast against soft and straight shapes.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-04 17:18]

Nice shot of this Satyridae!
Very good POV!
Quite diferent now.
Very good on details!

Hej Peter!
A great shot. Ladna sceneria. Kolor motyla i tla stwarzaja wrazenie chlodu. Podoba mi sie to. Gratuluje i pozdrawiam

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