Saturday, 3 August 2013

Marbled Marvel

The Western Marbled White
Melanargia occitanic




 

 
I will be taking a vacation for a few weeks but will leave you with these photos of the Western Marbled White which is 27mm, and it's wing span is 5-5,5cm. Flight period is May to July,and range SW Europe, from Portugal to W Italy. Frequents grassy hillsides and meadows on lower mountain slopes, from 1,000m to 1,500m. I wish you all a happy weekend, and happy snapping. Will catch up with all your blogs on my return.

31 comments:

marijke said...

What a wonderful butterfly this is. Never saw it overhere.
Have a wonderful holidaytime Sonjia

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Marbled White, sitting and lapping the nectar, I love it.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful compositions .. What a beauty! Greetings from Madrid ..

Terri said...

Very pretty shots!

Giga said...

Miłego wypoczynku, a motyl jest cudowny. Pozdrawiam.
Have a good rest, and a butterfly is wonderful. Yours.

Adam said...

great colors

Carol said...

Lovely patterns and I like how you were able to have a fresh one and then sadly after the birds took a tear. It is so hard for butterflies. Beautiful shots Sonjia. Have a wonderful time away. Carol

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful. ENJOY YOUR VACATION!!! be safe!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

What a fantastic butterfly, Sonjia. And you have caught him very well. I wish you a good vacation. Hope to see you later back on the blog. Greetings, Joke

S. Etole said...

What a beauty. Have a wonderful time.

Maria said...

Wow, you got three different wing poses. That's the best for butterflies. The Skipper I recently shot didn't open its wings, so I may even be wrong with the ID (although I checked well with a Flickr member and said it was okay.) The Skippers are extremely difficult to ID if they don't open their wings. I love the pattern and color of this one!

Trollstubben foto said...

Very beautyful.
Karin

NickMorgan said...

I've been away for the last couple of weeks, so I am just catching up with your blog. You have taken some fantastic pictures of birds and insects. I hope you have a great break.

Jerry said...

Such a lovely butterfly and so well captured Sonjia - sadly it is several years since I last saw one over here.

Nancy said...

What a beauty. Have fun.

Julie Hargreaves said...

Fantastic photos

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a unique looking butterfly. Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Such an aptly named blog I've come to discover.

Silenciosamente ouvindo... said...

Como sempre maravilhosas
fotografias.
Beijinho
Irene Alves

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Nice one!

Smareis said...

As imagens são maravilhosas. Que borboletas mais lindas e preciosas.
Fiquei encartada com as imagens!

Que sua semana seja de muitas energias positivas muitas paz e muita luz.
Um abraço!


Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes macros de belas Borboletas....
Cumprimentos

Stephanie said...

Great contrast of the colours on the wings! Marbled White is such a pretty butterfly :-)

Rita Vaselli said...

The wings of this butterfly as a translucent marble or ... nacre.
Image that contains the whole poetry of the summer garden!

Chris Rohrer said...

This is a stunner!!! Hope you are well and enjoying these warm and sunny days.

Isa said...

Belle série ! bravo pour ces belles photos ! bon dimanche !!!

Friend of HK said...

Great captures~
Greetings from UK~

Breathtaking said...

My thanks to all my blog friends who passed by and left lovely comments. I so appreciate your good wishes, and will be round to see you soon.

Breathtaking said...

Nick Morgan
Now I am the one catching up!! I did have a great break, and thank you for the nice things you said:)

Mary Brown said...

I hope that the holidays have gone well. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
We had a fabulous holiday, thank you.
Kisses.

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