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Marbled White

Marbled White
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-30 11:10
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-30 11:15]

Frumoasa fotografie, floarea cu culori si detalii spelendide, fluturele la fel, felicitari, o lucrare de maestru!

Hola Horia

Vaya las alas parece un cuadro de Dalí, perfecta composición y una bonita imagen.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Horia,
You and Mariana always have butterflies portrayed with wondrous colors! Bravo!
This on your shot, have a precise balance and impressive set of details. You've also managed very well this classical POV and made a good cut and composition.
TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-30 11:50]

Hello Horia,
Lovely to see this beautiful butterfly again and very fine macro too! Excellent details and colours and it stands out against the background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Horia,

Thats a realy impressive macro!
All things are perfect! I like it much!
Very well done! Thank for showing Horia!

Sascha ;O)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-30 12:20]

Hi Horia,great contrast between the melanargia and the green background! Great composition whit this purple flower too.Excellent quality as usual.Thanks for share,have a nice time,Luciano.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-30 13:49]

Hello Horia.
Beautiful shot of Marbled White. The details are sharp, the exposure is perfect, the composition and background are excellent. Congratulations on a stunning shot, and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Precioso acercamiento y un gran trabajo con los colores, presentados en tres campos bien diferenciados y muy impactantes. Enhorabuena.
Saludos Horia: Josep Ignasi.

I never tire of looking at this classical beauty, Horia.
The picture is perfect in every respect -- composition, colours, focus, details and an impressive DOF.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-30 21:13]

Hi, Horia.
Simply wonderful surroundings for this charming butterfly. We have many individuals of the species this year. However, I could not find so fine scenery with these butterflies. You managed a true masterpiece. Brilliant POV, perfect composition of the image, ultimate details of the insect and every petal of a flower. Absolutely smooth green BG is the best canvas for the beauty. Bravo.

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2010-06-30 23:21]

Hello Horia
great capture with excellent sharp details and very beautiful colours. Very nice composition and POV.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-01 3:41]

Hello Horia,
What a great photo! Superb quality in all aspects. Very beautiful! Nothing more to say.

hello horia, this is a perfect macro....thank you...
kind regards

Ciao Horia, beautiful Marbled white on a lovely flower, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-01 7:41]

Beautiful species this Marbled white and you have captured beautifully on the lovely colored flower. tfs.

Hi Horia,
Yes, we have the same species today. Your underside complements well mu upperside picture. You have excellent sharpness and composition. Very well done.

Buna Horia,
O imagine exceptionala, de 10+, cu detalii, culori, claritate, fundal si POV excelente. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-07-01 12:48]

Superba compozitia si detalii de exceptie.
Numai bine

Hi Horia,

The flower is framing well the butterfly. The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the Marbled White butterfly. The blurry background is putting in evidence the butterfly. The luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-07-01 15:03]

Hi Horia,
Very good macro with great sharpness,colors and details.TFS.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2010-07-01 16:15]

Hi Horia,
Beautiful macro shot, I love the rich color and tone, but not ovely saturated, just enough to really show the natural beauty of nature. the soft blur background really bring out the clarity of the flower and butter fly, great texture and detials, beautiful composition as well. Thanks.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-07-04 21:40]

Wow, beautiful, Horia.
Such a gorgeous pattern in elegant black and whites.
The focus is superb, and the exposure is perfect.
A lovely composition against the green BG.
TFS. ; )

Your picture emphasizes this beautiful specimen whose wings have a marvellous graphics

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-07-06 10:00]

Hi Horias!
Great macro of this splendid butterfly: its wings seem of nacre.
The details are superb and the sharpness too.
Perfect composition.
Ciao! Vanda

Superbe Horia
Bravo et merci

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