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Melanargia titea

Melanargia titea
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-17
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikon 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-10 11:56
Viewed: 3961
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Marbled White (Melanargia titea) is a butterfly quite commonly found in the countries of the East Mediterranean Sea (from Southern Turkey to Israel).
I came across this one on Mt Miron up in the north of Israel.

Flight time: April to June
Wing span: About 55 m"m.
Host plants: Different plants of the Cereals Family (Gramineae, Poaceae).

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To batu: I'd be happy.....dkaved 1 06-10 12:16
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Hi David, great POV for splendid butterfly on a beautiful flower, perfect focus with lovely blurry BG, fine details ad good sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-06-10 12:11]
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Hello David,
Melanargia titea is only occasionally found at TN. So, thank you for posting this attactive
picture of the species which I will include in my Theme on Satyrinae. o.k.?
Best wishes, Peter

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-06-10 13:02]

hi David,
nice macro shot with a good choice of pov. Flashy colors, great details.


Hi David,

Nice composition, sharp and detailed flower, head of butterfly. Colors are captured well. TFS

I'll bet you like that Nikon!!! This kind of quality image taken with a good eye behind the viewfinder....that is what good photography is about David! My best to you on this image...
May there be Peace in the Home!

Hello David,
Many thanks for sharing such beautiful Marbled White with a great pose of it!
the exposure and focus is superb here with perfect sharpbess, nice colour and details
well done

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-11 1:47]

Hola amigo,
interesante trabajo,
pov y ambiente...
color y excelente composiciˇn.
saludos David.

Splendida macro, bellissima composizione con il fiore e BG neutro dalle belle tonalitÓ cromatiche, ottima nitidezza, magnifici i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi David,
Beautiful shot.
Interesting POV. Like a jumbo-jet landing.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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