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Melanargia and friend

Melanargia and friend
Photo Information
Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-08-24 5:18
Viewed: 2685
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Marbled White

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

This two, the Marbled White and the beetle which is probably a male of Anastragalia sanguilonenta were posed on this Ombellifere for quite a long time. It was windy weather and rain was not far. After an hour I went back to have a look at them and this time the beetle was under the protection of the butterfly, see WS. It was the best umbrella it could have chosen... not really because when rain started, away was the butterfy.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-24 5:29]

Hello Anne,
A nice combination. The colours in this photo are very beautiful and the sharpness is very good. They are sitting on pretty flowers. Good DOF and composition.

Hi Anne

Is a beautiful photo of this couple of so different insects. The white balance is very good and the focus to both insects is impeccable, I think always is difficult to do this, good job!

The best thing is read the note and see the picture where the wise beetle used the butterfly as an umbrella! ... Waht things have teh nature! :)

It's a shame that after the umbrellas are gone flying! :)


Ciao Anne, my today neighbour, great macro of lovely melanargia with brooken wing, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

really I like the picture, brilliant colour, sharpness with good composition.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-08-24 6:10]

Hi Anne,
Nice shot,nice natural colours. Good composition
and sharpness details insects also flowers.
Nice blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Anne,
Die feine Struktur der Flügel kommt Bestens zur Geltung , Farben und Schärfe sind topp. Zur Zeit fliegen bei uns auch etliche herum , aber es sind unruhige Geister die sich kaum mal setzen.
Gruss Georg

I like these friends very much, Anne. Both have the same coloration. Though the Satyr is a bit worn, the Beetle seems to be in fine fettle. Very good compo with both the subjects in perfect focus.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Anne, impressive macro image of these not usually seen together species, quite remarkable workshop pic, but as you say when the rain came the umbrella took-off hehe, superb detailed sharpness, good lighting and lovely colours, great effort here Anne and well done,
Best regards,


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-08-24 7:01]

Hello Anne,
very beautiful image with great light and definition,great depth, splendid natural colours, fantastic composition. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-24 7:12]

Salut Anne,magnifique capture de cette vieille Melanargia! Quelle gestione de la lumiere pour un blanc exceptionel,et quelle nettete' impressionante.Parfaits aussi les details de la petite Paracorymbia sur la droite.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-08-24 8:38]

Hi Anne,
A nice capture of this injured wing butterfly ..
Lovely capture of this butterfly with a very good focus, sharpness, colors, details, POV and composition.
Best wishesi

Ciao Anne. Excellent sharp and details for the old one. Perfect white's management.


hello Anne
super composition with many details
sharpness very good and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Beautiful and interesting photo Anne! Very good composition and good sharpness. Very interesting WS too.

Impresionante luz y colores fieles a la realidad.
Bello conjunto Anne.
Abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-08-24 12:19]

Hello Anne,
When I look at your photos I see apart from visible subject also studios composition and colours. This is very nice although wind of the butterfly are worn a little.
Regards, Pawel

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-08-24 20:30]

Salut Anne!
What a wonderful shot! The two insects and this lovely little flowers! What a combination! Really a nice job with so many good deatisl and a fabulous sharpness and elegant composition.I like also the fantastic BG! Gorgeous pic! TFS

PS:so cute the WS ! Lovely partnership!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-08-25 6:58]

Good natural study images (WS) captured well. tfs.

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