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Marbled White

Marbled  White
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-14 14:34
Viewed: 2298
Points: 10
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Marbled White
Widespread in southern England and parts of southern Wales. Medium-sized butterfly, with black and white checked wings. Found in flowery grassland but may stray into gardens.

Latin name: Melanargia galathea
Family group: Browns
Countries: England, Wales
Size: Medium, Large

The Marbled White is a distinctive and attractive black and white butterfly, unlikely to be mistaken for any other species. In July it flies in areas of unimproved grassland and can occur in large numbers on southern downland. It shows a marked preference for purple flowers such as Wild Marjoram, Field Scabious, thistles, and knapweeds. Adults may be found roosting halfway down tall grass stems.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-08-14 21:27]

Hello Les,

Lovely, pleasing image of this Marbled White on knapweed. A well engineered green bokeh works very well here in enhancing the butterfly's hues & features. Choice pov as well. The wings are showing ever so slightly OoF on my screen though probably due to their fidgety habit of forever shifting about but, regardless, I really like the feeling & over compositional engineering of this presentation. Well done!



Hello Les,
Excellent photo of this Marbled Wite,great sharp details,very fine colors and compozition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-15 10:17]

Hello Les.
I like its pose and this nice environment. Details are good with good colors.
Best regards Siggi

Bea ...utiful ! Truly ! ;)
George Veltchev

Hello Les,
a nice picture with good framing, colour and clarity.
best wishes,

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