Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

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Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Wurzel » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:57 pm

Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Week 10 – Sorry if this is slightly later than usual I was up to my neck in Xmas decorations. As I was passing them to the girls to hang I realised that Butterfly Conservation are missing a trick – I’d pay good money for Butterfly themed decorations – much better than toy soldiers, garish baubles etc! :wink: Anyway back to the Favourites…

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 2017

Postby bugboy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:58 pm

These seemed to have a very narrow flight period this year, nevertheless I found good numbers in most of their usual haunts I visit.

I found some very well behaved fresh ones on Box Hill, their season debut for me
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The following day I was visiting my WLH colony in Essex and found some more, this one posing nicely for me
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Re: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby millerd » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:11 pm

My favourites usually also come from Box Hill, but this time round a brand new one from Aston Rowant came out on top.
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I also remember a single worn specimen (5th August) from the verge where the Yorkshire Wolds Way runs along a stretch of road, one of the most northerly examples you're likely to see.
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Postby Goldie M » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:28 am

My shots were taken at Temple Ewell in Kent and most of my shots were hampered by long grass etc, I think I only got one shot where the wings were open and even that shot managed to get some grass in there :D It was great to see them as last year I missed them completely .Goldie :D
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Re: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Chris Jackson » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:51 am

I'm always on the look-out for open-wing shots of the Marbled White, this year however was not favourable and I have little more than this individual to offer.
South of France in the first week of July:
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Postby MikeOxon » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:29 pm

No difficult choice to be made here - I find that I only took one Marbled White photo this year. It was on a memorable afternoon in the Bernwood Meadow when the main 'target' was Black Hairstreaks. I had expected to see more butterflies ranging across the centre of the meadow but, in fact, there were very few, so I was pleased when this one posed briefly for a portrait:

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Bernwood Meadow, Oxon - 18th June 2017
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Re: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby David M » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:35 pm

I too only took one image of this species in 2017, in spite of seeing multi-thousands.

This individual was the first one I saw this year at Daneway Banks on 17th June:

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Re: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Neil Freeman » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:31 pm

Marbled Whites spread into my local patch a few years ago and have been increasing in numbers year on year. I didn't take many photos of them this year, the one below from my local spot at Castle Hills near Solihull being amongst the better attempts.

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Marbled White - Castle Hills 01.07.2017


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Re: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Wurzel » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:32 pm

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This was taken at Larkhill on one of my (much rarer this year) stop-offs. It was my first for the season; I always look forward to when the Marbled Whites arrive as it means that we’re entering into the part of the season when then is so much activity. This one was my favourite firstly because of the stunning markings – it looked almost like it was striped not marbled when I first saw it from a distance. My second reason for its selection is that I think it’s the only shot of this species that I’ve got when it’s not in the grass, instead hanging out on Hawthorn.
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Re: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby Allan.W. » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:09 pm

Took only very few Marbled White pictures in 2017 ,but was very pleased to find this pair ,at a site near Sandling park ,Hythe ,Kent
there were probably 30 + on the wing ,it was a new site for me ,but hopefully I,ll go back in 2018.
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Re: Marbled White – Favourite Photo of 2017

Postby David M » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:50 pm

Lovely contrast between the smoky brown underside markings of the female and the pure black and white of the male, Allan.


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