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Marbled White at rest

Marbled White at rest
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 100, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-01 9:24
Viewed: 3403
Points: 10
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Melanargis galathea The Marbled White

Whilst struggling to make a good picture of the Large Blues yesterday, I was able to watch a great many Marbled Whites cruising over the chalk slopes at Collard Hill. During a lull in the Large Blue activity, I came across this specimen, who was lazier than most and agreeably sat still for a while in the sun. If only the Blues had been as co-operative.

Hand-held in good sunlight with some fill-in flash. Post processing in Photoshop Elements. Thanks for looking.

Thanks to Maurizio for correcting my stupidity in calling this aergeria earlier. Not thinking too well today!!


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Hallo Alan,
a "lapsus" Melanargia galathea, the binomial name; a superb macro shot of the Marbled White taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, a very pleasant composition with a splendid environment.
Best regards

Hi Alan
Congratulation for this beauty! We have the same specie today!
Great details and colors.

Ciao Alan, great beauty, wonderful marbled white on lovely flowers, splendid natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-01 15:16]

Hi Alan,very nice specie and excellent pic,great white balance,colors,sharpness and composition.You was lucky to meet a rare beauty like that! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hi Alan,
very nice and fantastic captured picture of that Melanargis galathea! The colours and sharpness are great and it is nice coposed!

I like it mutch!

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