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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-19 7:26
Viewed: 3050
Points: 36
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Hi Lou,
We are neighbors today. A lovely capture of this beautiful Esper's Marbled White butterfly. Very well composed shot with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-19 7:30]

Hallo Lou,
En of ik hem mooi vind! Schitterende zachte kleuren die uitstekend bij de achtergrond passen. Goede scherpte en diepte in de foto. Uitstekende compositie.

This is a rather rare species of butterflies, Laurens.
Very good exposure of the open wings with natural colours and precise details.
Well done and TFS.

Greetings Lou, my neighbour today,
Although focus seems a little soft, nice and interesting image showing a real rarity - it's in category zero on our local red list (means extinct in the wild. The last specimens were captured in the 1910's). Thanx for sharing it and make me remember this species once also lived in our country.
Friendly regards, have a great sunday, László

Ciao Lou, beuatiful Melanargia russiae with open wings, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Hello Laurens,
Nice details and good focus. Exceptional colours.
wonderful composition.

Ciao Laurens. Good details an soft tones. Right light's management.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-19 9:37]

Hi Lou,

A beautiful butterfly and one rarely seen on TN. The position shows off the elegant wing markings and lovely colors very well. Details are nice and sharp. Very pretty against the nice background.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-19 9:53]

Hello Laurens.
great shot of this malanargia russiae. Exposure on the b'fly is spot on. Good sharp details and OOF BG. Well done. Thanks.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Lou,
a very beautiful macro shot of Melanargia russiae, outstanding sharpness and splendid delcate colours, excellent POV and BG in a very pleasing composition
Best regards

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-09-19 10:10]

Hello Laurens,
a rarely posted Satyrinae-species. I like the natural colours
and the sharp details.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-19 11:41]

Hi Lou,it's a pic a little soft talking about the contrast,but the sharpness is very very good...and this specie is very rare,a beautiful pearl in your gallery,i like it! Thanks for share,have a nice week,LUCIANO

Hallo lou,
alweer een insect wat ik nog nooit heb gezien en dit keer een vlinder.
Goede compsitie en scherpte met mooi kleuren.


Hi Lou,

Excellent image of this Russian beauty, you've managed to focus in on the b-fly very nicely. Nice balanced exposure too with great deep DOF.
TFS and have a nice week MF!


Hello Laurens
a nice shot of beautiful Melanargia. actually I thought about this butterfly from thumbnail as a M. larissa or M. galathea; since your locality near our shores and M. russiae occurs westernmostly in Eastern Anatolia, as I know. this is great record for me.
you nicely captured it, with nice focus, POV and composition. thanks for sharing, well done

Hola laurens

Preciosa imagen y composición, tonos apagados pero efectivos. excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-19 22:58]

Hi Lou,
Excellent photo of this interesting Melanargia sp., TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-20 0:10]

Hello Lou,
An interesting and rarely shown species of Melanargia! I like the pastel and soft tints of your shot here. May be the sharpness could be a tiny stronger, but with the coloration of the picture, this is not a major default. What a richness and variety in your pictures from Greece!
Thanks and kind regards

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