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MALE MARBLED WHITE

By PhilG_DPAGB  
My evening looked destined to be disappointing due to the poor condition of the marbled Whites - The light was fading fast when I luckily found this super conditioned male within 50 metres of the car. Luckily the air was still and I managed a few nice shots on both digital & film before I lost the light completly - Hope you like it. Phil

Tags: Up Wildlife Close Butterfly Wildlife and nature

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21 Jul 2006 8:11AM
Fantastic shot Phil, it really stands out in the low light and the pattern on their wings is awesome!! well captured!

Rick

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Gecko 13 25 Australia
21 Jul 2006 8:17AM
Fabulous shot, great wing detail. Pam
AlanBW 13 20 England
21 Jul 2006 8:34AM
This is an outstanding shot - a fitting reward for your patience
Julian 15 76 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 8:34AM
Good shot Phil. I like the colours and would like all the small screen res versions, would have liked to have seen it larger . You were lucky to get it under the circumstances. Do you know what flower species the butterfly is perched on?

Julian
Chocwendy 13 8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 8:39AM
I'm not going to ask how you know it's a male!! Love the colours and detail - a beautiful shot!
Wendy
Kim Walton 16 145 30 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 8:43AM
Not seen one of these in real life---but this comes close.
21 Jul 2006 9:11AM
Regarding the ID's - I'm no kind of " Ologist " but believe the plant is of the Trefoil family ( possibly Lare Birdsfoot Trefoil? ) - the male of the species Wendy is a very pronounced Black & White whereas the female is a buff type light brown. Hope it helps. See my previous upload for a female version. Phil.
Ceciliat 14 6 Philippines
21 Jul 2006 12:21PM
A supremely beautiful capture. The plant and bg are awesome...
Well done....
21 Jul 2006 1:22PM
That is simply beautiful, excellent photography,Adrian
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
21 Jul 2006 1:37PM
Immaculate specimen Phil beautifully photographed. I think the fading light worked in your favour here.Nice one.

Brian.
JohnDyer 13 72 2 England
21 Jul 2006 2:47PM
A brilliant capture, well done
JOhn
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
21 Jul 2006 2:57PM
What a beauty-- gordeous capture-- Perfect in every way! Jennnnnnnnnnn
pcjackso Junior Member 14 7
21 Jul 2006 4:57PM
It is beautiful a superb capture.I have never seen one,don't think we can get them in Norfolk.
Pauline
Hazel 13 1 United States
21 Jul 2006 4:59PM
You've done a wonderful job of capturing this beautiful butterfly. Lovely colours & soft background make this a joy to view.
chrissd 14 304 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 5:26PM
outstanding, feel very pleased
chris
chase Plus
14 1.3k 275 England
21 Jul 2006 7:03PM
Lovely clear detail,shows the markings off to perfection.
Janet
damselfly 13 9
21 Jul 2006 7:05PM
Stunning, such great detail on the wings, lovely :o)
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
21 Jul 2006 7:50PM
Excellent capture, really sharp, detailed and colourful
Malc_V 13 England
21 Jul 2006 8:31PM
Excellent shot Phil, a real beauty.

Malc.
Ajack 14
21 Jul 2006 9:09PM
A superb shot with lovely detail and colour.
Alan
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 10:49PM
A real stunner, excellent composition too.
22 Jul 2006 8:52AM
superb phil very well taken mate excellent pose
22 Jul 2006 9:34PM
an absolute lovely blend of natural colors here! how gorgeous. well seen and captured. lovely details! I love this.
23 Jul 2006 8:37PM
Fantastic shot!
John.
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2006 8:21PM
Missed this one Phill..Fine shot!!!

Adrian
MickS 14 23 14 England
9 Mar 2007 8:21PM
Watcha Phil,
I've just received an email from someone I supplied pics to a while ago, he's looking for a marbled white butterfly,
WITH WINGS OPEN,
do you have one or can you source one?
I've contacted a few other members.

this buyer represents a local authority, they pay when they say they will by BACs

let me know if you want his email or want me to put him in contact with you.
best
Mick

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