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Melanargia titea

Melanargia titea
Photo Information
Copyright: Oz Ben Yehuda (OzBY) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of the Middle East, Satyrinae - Worldwide [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-12 7:25
Viewed: 7668
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This "Israeli" Marbled White (Melanargia titea) is a common butterfly only in the countries of East Mediterranean sea (from South Turkey to Israel). In Israel it can be found in all the Mediterranean region.
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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This is a lovely picture of this butterfly, very similar to the marbeld white in the UK, I only wish the picture was a bit bigger.

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-04-12 8:10]

very nice butterfly

Hi Oz, nice picture, well focused, and nice Black and White patern, Juan

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-04-12 10:12]

Hello Oz, Very nice picture of a butterfly we don't have here in Canada. The dof is very good ...



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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-12 10:31]

What a pretty butterfly, Oz.
You did an excellent job with the exposure on these black and white wings. The markings are very interesting and beautiful.
Great POV with the wings spread out wide, revealing the whole design with perfect symmetry. TFS. : )

Very good shot, Oz. DOF, POV and colours are excelllent.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-13 5:32]

Excellent photo of this Satyridae!
Perfect DOF!
Perfect on details, colours and BG!
Excellent sharpness!
Very good POV with wings wide open!
5* and TFS!

Another very good picture. Excellent composition.


Thats a pretty Marbled White species, I wonder if it gets down from Turkey onto Rhodes?

Superbly taken too, well done!


Hi OZ,
Thanks a lot for showing this beauty in full glory, i like to see your pictures :-).
Great composition and colors !!
Goutham R

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-16 18:51]

Hi Oz.
Great sharpness, excellente composition, wonderful colors, specimen beauty,good note.


Ciao Oz Ben, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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