Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

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Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby Wurzel » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:04 pm

Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Week 10

So continues sequence of posts giving one and all the opportunity to showcase their favourite shots of 2015!

Please could I ask that everyone waits until a topic has been opened by me for a particular species before posting photos? Of course our overseas members are very welcome to fill in the obvious gaps relating to rare UK migrants. As like last year details of locations, dates, times and circumstances would be welcome as would any accompanying stories and anecdotes or other observations of behaviour and interesting other points.

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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby Chris Jackson » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:49 pm

Thanks Wurzel,

Hi Folks,
For this first Marbled White, I would like to thank Colin who kindly guided me in July this year through part of his territory in the Alpes Maritimes:
form leucomelas :
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Then there was this individual in the Pre-alps, just north of Grasse, at 1400 meters altitude in July (thanks to RG) :
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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby David M » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:23 pm

Saw more of this species than any other in 2015 - in the south of France, they're about in plague proportions!

Here's an English specimen though, taken at Daneway Banks in late June during a Large Blue hunt:

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Postby MikeOxon » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:26 pm

Like David's, this was also taken while seeking Large Blues at Daneway Banks!

Pretty in pink.....

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Daneway Banks, Glos. - 23rd June 2015
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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby Goldie M » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:52 am

I took my Photos whilst I was in Kent, two at Temple Ewell on the 28th of July and one at St Margarets-On -The- Cliffs, I really like all three Goldie :D
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Postby celery » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:29 pm

These are definitely creeping northwards year by year. Now many more sites appearing in Notts. albeit with small colonies. I photographed a mating pair at Bingham this year - just 4 miles from my house - whereas I used to have to travel 30 miles south into Leicestershire or Rutland to get a reliable sighting.

Male uppers and unders of the same individual and a female underwing in better light on a rare sunny day in July.

Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Bloody Oaks Quarry, Empingham, Rutland - 27th June, 2015.jpg
Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Bloody Oaks Quarry, Empingham, Rutland - 27th June, 2015


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Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Bloody Oaks Quarry, Empingham, Rutland - 27th June, 2015


Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Barnack Hills and Holes, Cambs. - 21st July, 2015.jpg
Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) - Barnack Hills and Holes, Cambs. - 21st July, 2015
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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby bugboy » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:53 pm

Took this picture late in the in the afternoon at Aldbury Nowers. Thesun disappeared and most the butterflies had decided to find somewhere to hide.
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And this one was from my first sighting of them this year a few days earlier, looking a bit odd on the Privet at Box Hill.
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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby ayjay » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:29 pm

I saw good numbers of these this summer, but took very few pics, this was one of the few, taken on 15th July.

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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby Neil Freeman » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:46 pm

I was very pleased to see this species continue to increase in numbers around my local patch this year where I took a number of photos but my favourite is probably the one below of a nice fresh example at Whitecross Green Wood.

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Marbled White - Whitecross Green Wood 24.06.2015


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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby Wolfson » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:53 pm

2015 was the first year that I had evidence that Marbled White have bred in my new garden. I stopped mowing the grass in 2012 and saw the first Marbled White in 2013. I live in East Anglia and they have only recently become reasonably common locally. So my favorite photographs are the freshly emerged individual and the photographs of what I hope to enjoy for a few weeks every summer. All photographs were taken in the garden on 5 July.
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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby David M » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:24 pm

Great to see Marbled Whites emerging in someone's garden.

As you say, merely leaving a small area to grow naturally can make a difference.

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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby millerd » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:42 pm

I particularly like this individual, taken at Denbies on 5th July. I somehow managed a blurry background, much beloved by others, but not usually something I achieve. And I haven't a clue how this happened.
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There was also this (more typical!) example I liked from Box Hill on 24th June.
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A day here on Burford Spur in late June or early July is a delight, with dozens of Marbled Whites and good numbers of DGF amongst them. Not to be missed.

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Re: Marbled White - Favourite Photo of 2015

Postby Wurzel » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:45 pm

Marbled White

This was my favourite Marb as it summed up exactly how I felt at the time. It was taken at the start of July when we had some cooler and damper than expected weather. I was working at close to breaking point experiencing the largest amount of stress that I have ever had and on one of my morning stop-offs here was this Marb. As I got in close I could almost sense its dejectedness, its tiredness and its disappointment, and there in the corner of its eye, is that a tear?
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