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Laying Egg

Laying Egg
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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Japan, Butterflies of Russia, My Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-12 4:21
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Large Blue Maculinea arion
Identification update with Harm's help.

Here is the moment that the butterfly is laying egg. I'd like to show more details of the egg.
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tres bons détails de ce papillons, belles couleurs et netteté parfaite
merci du partage

great shot!! You captured the right moment rarely seen.....bravo!
image is a bit under exposure though, using flash could be useful help....


Hi Faith,
Wow, interesting moment. I've never seen something like this before. Great detail, DOF, and composition. Well seen and captured!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-12 4:41]

Hello Fatih,
superb picture taken just in the right moment. Point of view, composition, colours, light and sharpness ... everything is excellent.

Hi Fatih,
This a wonderful moment you caught there with excellent composition and details, wow! I also like this nice green BG, This is really well done! Thanks,

Hi Fatih,
Superb shot. Very sharp and neat image. Greatly capturing this reproductive activity of this butterfly. Great DoF and very nicely composed picture. Well done.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-12 4:58]

Hi Fatih

What a superb capture of the Butterfly laying its eggs, not only is the shot interesting, it is also a great composition with lovely sharp detail, nice colours and a great BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-12 5:44]

Superb behaviour shot, Fatih!
Sharp, and fine BG. Well done!
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hi Fatih,
Stunning image. Perfect exposure and a very strong composition. Simplicity!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-12 6:43]

Hi Fatih

Splendid work here with this impecable timing.
Great moment to capture such a butterfly in.
Excellent POV and DOF, great sharpness and beautiful natural colors.
Also, very nicely framed and composed.

Bravo and TFS

Great shot of this interesting momment.

Good sharpness and background.

Good composition.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-10-12 7:59]

Hi Fatih, excellent macro-shot of this butterfly laying eggs, grest timing and perfect composition too. Best regards, Didier.

Hello Fatih,
Nice shot taken in the right moment !
I like: Sharpness, POV, DOF, composition, background, details, cotout, light
I don´t like: nothing
Regards, FABIAN

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-12 10:08]

Hi Faith,

An excellent macro,very well captyred with good POV and DOF,


Very interesting! Agree with you that it would be real cool if you could show more of the egg. But this is just fantastic in itself. the white against a dark background work very well together in contrast. The details are very nice together with a good composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-10-12 11:35]

What a shot! This is something we may never see again. TYFS


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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-10-12 12:30]

Right person, right gear, right place, right time! A very rare shot and well taken. Very attractive photograph.

perfect pic, perfect moment, TFS Ori

Hi Fatih,

WoW What a moment
I see no wrong
it's just PERFECT

TFS Thijs

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-12 22:48]

Hello Fatih

Awesome shot.An excellent macro of this event.Razor sharp details, excellent DOF and POV.TFS


Hi Fatih, a very nice photo with good definition and beautiful colors, good composition, ciao Silvio

Well done Fatih.
Very nice photo. Great quality and the vertical composition works well.

Bonjour Fatih
Excellente prise de vue de ce beau papillon,les couleurs sont magnifiques belle composition les détails sont superbes et beau BG
bon week end et merci...JP

une jolie capture en pleine action,beaucoup de details.bravo.

Fatih Bey merhaba,

Çok özel bir anı mükemmel bir netlik, detay, ışık ve arkaplan ile karelemişsiniz.


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-10-30 19:08]

Another outstanding photo. It is great that you caught her while she was laying egg. Very clean background with outstanding DOF.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-01-11 2:26]

Wow simply great great great

I have just discovered your gallery and all your macros are a joy to see, congratulations for your elegant work.
This capture is perfect, a beautiful piece of art.
Regards, Felipe.

What a marvelous shot! I am impressed you could catch this moment on flim! Beautiful color, clarity!

Hello Fatih,
Very good picture of this beautiful Blue. Very sharp and good moment!
I think the ID is not correct;I searched for other pictures of C. sugitanii,but they all looked different from this species on your picture.
I think this is Maculinea arion(Large Blue).
TFS Harm

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