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Melanargia galathea

Melanargia galathea
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-30 6:24
Viewed: 2217
Points: 36
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Marbled White

Nymphalidae, Satyrinae
Wingspan: 23-26mm
Flies from June to August

I'm back from a short excursion in one of the lateral valleys of Valais, the Val d'Hérens, an area rich in alpine butterflies. We didn't have really excellent weather, but at least we have seen several different species of butterflies and a very rich flora too. We have seen two quite different Melargia galathea types. The one on this shot, rather the classical one and others a lot darker, which I will show in a future posting.

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Hello Anne,
what a great picture of this MELANARGIA GALATHEA butterfly with splendid sharpness and good colour.
very well composed picture.
with my best wishes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-30 6:44]

Hello Anne,
Excellent photo of this butterfly. Razor sharp and splendid natural colours. Pleasing diagonal composition.

hello Anne
a SUPER pose of this Beauty
great sharpness and good details lovely light to
the colours are super good
i like this shot
thanks greeting lou

...and the Winner is .... Anne Gattlen with her Melanargia galathea ...the one which can be defined as an exemplary work in all respects. Ta Daaaaa ....
George Veltchev

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2012-07-30 8:01]

very nice image. nice details.

Ciao Anne, lovely diagonal composition with nice Melanargia galathea on beautiful blurry BG, great sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-07-30 10:08]

Salut Anne!

Une photo tout à fait remarquable!!! Très belle avec un grand équilibre de la couleur et élément majeur...le papillon.Bravo!!!La photo a bien ta marque!!!!
Un grand merci d´avoir partager ton art avec nous sur TN.

PS: je t´ai écrit hier....Bye bye

Hallo Anne,
tolles Bild von diesem Schachbrett mit einer schönen diagonalen Bildgestaltung und klasse Schärfe. Außerdem gefallen mir noch die natürlichen Farben und der verschwommene Hintergrund.
Viele Grüße,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-30 11:20]

Liebe Anne,
feine Aufnahme dieses Schachbrett, scharfer Details, sehr schöner Farben, die Farbentöne des BG sind auch sehr gut.Grüße Siggi

Hi Anne,
nice point of view.
Amazing colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6473 W: 89 N: 15608] (65291)
  • [2012-07-30 15:33]

Salut Anne,c'est mon plus gros desir la capturer moi aussi dans cette saison mais je l'ai vue seulement une fois et j'avais fait 2 photos terribles..eheh...la tienne est tres elegante et vraiment parfaite,la meilleure maniere pour nous montrer le magnifiques details de l'aile.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Great photo Anne! Beautiful subject, nice BG, excellent composition, wonderful soft lighting and very good sharpness!

Bonjour Anne

Belle photo de ce papillon, excellent POV,
le cadrage avec la tige en diagonale apporte
du dynamisme à l'image, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-07-30 22:31]

Hello Anne,
There is just something eyecatching about black and white colors with intricate designed wing patterns that makes this type of butterfly stand out and be noticed.
An awesome looking specimen and shown with true photogenic expertise. Love the vertical perch and excellent detail achieved.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-07-30 23:24]

Hello Anne,
I always admire photos in soft light where the details especially are visible very well. Nice composition.
Regards, Pawel

very simple and very beautiful, greetings Ori

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-02 10:24]

Hi Anne,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly. Perfect composition,
nice colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-08-08 11:09]

Hola Anne, que hermosa mariposa y foto, me encanta el fondo y la composición...saludos.

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