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Marbled White - open wings

Marbled White - open wings
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-16 6:48
Viewed: 2381
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marbled white - Melanargia galathea
This time from open wings.

Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: June-July

Size: 46-56mm

Altitude: 0-1750m

AT Schachbrett
BE Dambordje
CZ Okáč bojínkový
DK Galathea
EE Valgesilmik
FI Ruutuperhonen
FR Demi-deuil
ES Medioluto nortena
NL Dambordje
IE Marbled White
LU Dambordje
LV Raibais samtenis
DE Schachbrett
PL Polowiec szachownica
SK Očkáň timotejkový
SE Schackbräde
TR Melike
HU Sakktáblalepke
UK Marbled White
IT Galatea

This is found across Europe from southern England to north Africa and eastwards to Italy, Greece and Poland. It is missing from Spain where it is replaced by the similar Iberian Marbled White, M. lachesis. The undersides of the males have black markings, those of the female are an attractive brown. They are butterflies of open flowery meadow where they love to take nectar from purple Knapweeds.

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Ciao Marx, beautiful Melanargia with open wings, excellent sharpness and wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-16 7:06]

Hello Marx,
Very beautiful photo of this Dambordje in excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. The composition is marvelous. good OOF BG, POV and DOF.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-16 7:40]

Hello Marx
Excellent macro, sharp details and natural colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-16 7:51]

Hello Marx,
Your capture shows the beautiful patterns and textures of this butterfly superbly. Thanks for sharing this wonderful composition .Best regards Siggi

Hi Marx,
A nice capture of this beautiful marbled white with a open wing pose. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

excellent capture of the pretty black & white butterfly! :-) the opened wings in the (sun)light are really great as well
as sharpness and composition. i hope i will see one those too sometime. well done & best wishes, thor.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-07-16 9:55]

Hi Marx,
Wonderful capture...very harp...color is bright....your job is ...for ten points! Congratulation!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-16 10:32]

Bardzo ladny okaz i swietnie pokazany, dokladne wyostrzenie, wszystko jest OK. Nie spotkalem jeszcze u siebie takiego.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

hello Marx
super composition with great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-16 10:44]

Hello Marx,
A very fine capture of this beautiful butterfly that we donät have here. A lovely composition too showing it sharply in focus and the colours are beautiful.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-16 12:11]

Hi Marx. From your top POV we can see all of the markings on this Marbled White buttefly. You have taken this with good detail and natural colours. It stands out well from the green BG. well done TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-17 2:09]

Hi Marx,not easy to find words to comment a perfect pic like that...and what a beautiful specie,i never seen in my country this nice beauty! Just my best compliments for your too quality work!Have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hallo Marx
This butterfly is richly blessed with lots of beautiful fluffy hair and lovely black and white markings. It is really a very beautiful specimen. You have captured it with great detail and care. It is a very pleasing image with lots of detail to appreciate. The detail of the furry body is well seen and displays well against the leafy green background. Focus, composition and use of light is very pleasing, and it was once again a pleasure to look at it. Thanks for sharing. Friendly regards

Hello Marx
perfectly presented shot with wonderful pose and POV of this Marbled White
great sharp details on the whole butterfly andthe colors are just amazing
a brilliant image
Have a great WE

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-18 13:03]

Hi Marx,

Superb połów!
Lubię bardzo, gratulacje.
Have a nice weekend

Ciao Marxx. Perfect details anf wonderful light. Amazing compo. My best compliments.


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