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Marbled White

Marbled White
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-03 14:20
Viewed: 2388
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marbled white - Melanargia galathea

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: June-July

Size: 46-56mm

Altitude: 0-1750m

AT Schachbrett
BE Dambordje
CZ Okáč bojínkový
DK Galathea
EE Valgesilmik
FI Ruutuperhonen
FR Demi-deuil
ES Medioluto nortena
NL Dambordje
IE Marbled White
LU Dambordje
LV Raibais samtenis
DE Schachbrett
PL Polowiec szachownica
SK Očkáň timotejkový
SE Schackbräde
TR Melike
HU Sakktáblalepke
UK Marbled White
IT Galatea

This is found across Europe from southern England to north Africa and eastwards to Italy, Greece and Poland. It is missing from Spain where it is replaced by the similar Iberian Marbled White, M. lachesis. The undersides of the males have black markings, those of the female are an attractive brown. They are butterflies of open flowery meadow where they love to take nectar from purple Knapweeds.

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Bonjour Marx,
Très belle image qui met en valeur un contre jour bien dosé. La composition est équilibrée et les détails bien restitués. L'arrière plan est très agréable.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-03 14:46]

Hello Marx,
Fantastic photo in splendid colours, a very good DOF, excellent sharpness and a pleasing contrasting OOF BG.
Great composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-03 15:13]

Hi Marx,great great pic! What a beautiful backlight,perfect to see the design of the wings,very nice composition,sharpness and colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hello Marx,
This a "very neat macro", congratulations! tahe quality level of this shot, causes a visual sensation nice! good work, good light, beautiful background. TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hi Marx

Good shot of this lovely butterfly, nice backlighting. Good sharpness and details.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-03 22:23]

Hello Marx,
A superb capture of a male M. galathea, taken in excellent lighting with great technical quality against a nice clean BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-07-04 6:25]

Hello Marx,
Perfect picture of the Marbled White! Composition, sharpness and subtle colors, all is excellent. Bravo!
Kind regards

  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-07-04 13:41]

Hi Mark. You have taken a fine close up of this Marbled White
butterfly. I was able tosee some today but it was to windy to get any good pictures like this one. Taken with fine detail and natural colours. well taken TFS.
Nick.. Sorry i have no more green smiles for today.

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