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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-01 22:27
Viewed: 2164
Points: 32
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. Found across most of Europe (not Scandinavia), north Africa, and as far east as Iran, the late twentieth century has seen an expansion of its range in the UK.

Despite its common name, this butterfly is one of the "browns", of the subfamily Satyrinae. They are a common sight in unimproved grasslands across southern Britain, particularly on the South Downs.

Like other members of its subfamily, the larvae feed on various grasses. The full range is unknown, but it is thought that Red Fescue Festuca rubra is essential in their diet. Eggs are laid on the wing, or from brief perches on grass stems, and are just sprinkled among the grass stems. Upon hatching, the larvae immediately enter hibernation, and only feed the following spring when the fresh growth occurs. They are a lime green colour, with a dark green line running down the middle of their back. Pupation takes place at ground level in a loose cocoon. Adults emerge in July, and, on a good site, in warm, sunny weather, thousands can be seen gently fluttering amongst the grass heads.

Another nickname for the Marbled White butterfly is the "Marmoress."

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Ciao Marius.
Una splendida foto di questa farfalla,con una nitidezza perfetta con molti dettagli,molto belli i colori, ottima la composizione.
Ti auguro Buon Anno ciao Marco.

Buna Marius,
Excelenta imagine in aceasta fluturi frumoasa.Compozitie perfecta si luminarea extrem de buna cu detalii superbe si culori naturale.
Numai bine

Buna Marius,
O imagine care aduce aminte de vara intr-o iarna mult prea blanda cum este aceasta. Detaliile, culorile, claritatea si compozitia sunt superbe. La multi ani si sa ai parte numai de lumina buna anul acesta!
Numai bine,

Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely butterfly om a beautiful blurry BG, splendid light, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-02 6:33]

Hello Marius,
Excellent photo of this butterfly in great sharpness, details and taken from the best possible POV. Beautiful light and colours. Very good DOF and compoisition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-01-02 7:53]

Hello Marius,
This is a brilliant macro of this lovely butterfly showing fantastic sharpness. I like the light and colours too and the composition is excellent.
Many thanks and best wishes for the coming year! Ulla

hello Marius
super sharpness and very nice light
the details and colours are beautiful
thanks greetin glou

Marvelous Marble White capture in perfect focus and framing, Marius. The natural tone is pleasing with well rendered details in the frame. Well done and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Hello Marius,
great capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I especially like the fine light and the beautifully natural colours.
Best wishes,

Amazing detail, excellent depth of field with nice 3-D effect. Good setting and nice background. A superb photo.
regards yiannis

Hi Marius,
really nice photo of this butterfly. Excellent details and sharpness. Perfect composition. Very good use of light.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-02 11:05]

Hello Marius.
Beautiful shot. The details are sharp, the exposure is perfect, the composition and background are excellent.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-02 15:20]

Hi Marius,the best way to start the new year! What a fantastic melanargia!! Magnificent capture whit the best quality as possible,great great work!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Another great photo Marius! Very good POV, excellent composition, beautiful BG, fantastic lighting and impressive sharpness!

Hi Marius,

Excellent photo of this lovely M< galathea with great sharpness and good details.

Marius, what a great shot this is of this beautiful butterfly. Outstanding detail and clarity. Have a great day, Bill

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