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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, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-27 9:47
Viewed: 2313
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 48
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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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-27 9:49]

Hello Marius,
What a fantastic sharp detailed photo. Marvellous light and colours. Great POV, DOF and composition. Very beautiful blurred BG.

Hi Marius.
What a clear photo! A lot of details. Excellent sharpness. Amazing colurs. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Marius
This is allways very good from you
So good sharpness and beautiful colours
i like this shot
thanks greeting lou

Brilliant chef d'oeuvre ... wow! Let me jump a meter high ..wow, Marius!
First class clarity depth of field and detail...the whites are white
...and the blacks right on the darkest blacks! Impressive!
George Veltchev

Hello Marius,
Impressive DOF on this image with its fabulous colours and textures and patterns. And a perfect complementing background. Well done.

Ciao Marius. Outstanding MF! Best compliments and TFS.


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-27 10:43]

Dear Marius,
Your tecnique is so perfect!...What can I add here? It is a gorgeous pic.Really amazing! The POV and Bg...wow! Great shot, as usually you do! TFS
Best wishes from,

Hallo Marius,
a superb capture of the Marbled White taken from an excellent ideal point of view with outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, wonderful composition
Best regards

nice bright capture, perhaps sharpen a little too much, TFS Ori

Another fantastic photo Marius!! The POV, the composition and the colours are excellent. The focus is perfect.

Ciao Marius, superb macro, fantastic butterfly on a lovely blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius,
Superb technically!(exposure, focus, depth of field, composition) and the colours of the whole image making this a pleasing image to look at, nicely done and very well presented,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hi Marius,

What a superb image of this Marbled White Butterfly my friend, great detailed sharpness with stunning features, splendid exposure that lends to the lovely colours, Dramatic picture and well done,
Best regards Marius and have a nice week,


Hello Marius,
wonderful picture, excellent macro, beautiful colors, excellent sharpness and BG.
Congratulations on the notes and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-27 15:00]

Hello marius,
A very elegant close up of this beautiful butterfly with excellent sharpness and great details.Nice colors,POV and composition.TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-27 15:25]

Hi Marius,you're the king of 2011's butterflies,no doubt! What a new and magnificent pic,and what a beautiful specie,no need comments but another great standing ovation!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Marius,

An fantastic picture from this beautiful butterfly.
Good pov, sharpness and dof, also veery nice blurred bg.
Fine colors.


Hi Marius,
Great image. It's markings and colors are wonderful. Really sharp. I love it.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-06-28 0:02]

Hi Marius,
Marvelous view, splendid pattern of the wings, excellent BG. This species is enough rare on TN.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Marius, a beautiful shot with fantastic light and details. All the best, Paul

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-06-28 6:15]

Great light; outstanding details; excellent BCG. Terrific capture!



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-28 6:43]

Excellent image of this lovely butterfly with good lighting, colors and details. tfs.

Buna Marius,
Minunata imagine... de 10 cu plus. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-29 6:21]

Hello Marius,
A beautiful sharp capture of a Marbled white in fine condition. The colours, lighting and composition against a clean BG are excellent.
Send this species to Sweden!
Thanks and best regards,

Marius, this is an outstanding shot of this butterfly. Great capture my friend. Bill

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