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Iphiclides podalirius for Elif

Iphiclides podalirius for Elif
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): LEPIDOPTERA of Turkiye and Cyprus [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-08 17:31
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My fifth post from Denizli trip is Iphiclides podalirius (Scopoli, 1763) – Erik Kırlangıçkuyruğu [TR], Scarce Swallowtail [EN] from the family PAPILIONIDAE – Kuyruklu Kelebekler [TR], Swallowtail Butterflies [EN].
It is very beautiful species with long tails and its wingspan is 6.5 to 9 cm.
I. podalirius ranges from most of Europe, except for northern parts, to the Caucasus, Arabian Peninsula, India and western China. It also occurs in Turkiye, all geographic regions and almost all kind of habitat, e.g. gardens, fields, open woodlands. But it prefers mainly orchards. Its larvae feed on leaves of trees from the genera Prunus, Pyrus, Malus, Sorbus, and Crataegus.
The flight period of this butterfly is March to September.

This shot was taken by 100-400 mm [4.5-5.6, IS, L] CANON zoom objective again, in the first step of Honaz Dağı [Mountain] National Park near Denizli. I prefered AV [Aperture Priority] and f/10 since enough light.

This post for Elif Ürün (elif) who is a new member of TrekNature.

Koçak, Ö. & Karataş, A., 2008 [in press], Gündüz Kelebekleri [Butterflies], pp. 110-151, in: Karataş, A., Karataş, A. & Sözen, M. (Eds.), Aladağlar'dan Bolkarlar'a "Niğde’nin Biyolojik Çeşitliliği" [Biodiversity of Niğde -from the Aladağ Mts to the Bolkar Mts-], Niğde, 350 pp.

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This is a spectacular looking species Ahmet.
It looks great on the pink flowers.
I miss seeing so much beauty when I don't look at Tn for a while.
Beautiful work.

Salam Ahmet. Beautiful fresh post of this butterfly in full spread on the beautiful flower. Very nice perspective against the blurry background. Sharp and vivid detail of the image. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hallo Ahmet
Time is limited but I do want to leave a short comment on this lovely image.
I have seen a number of these particular butterflies on Trek Nature but there beauty never seizes to amaze me, and yours is no exception. You have captured two beautiful subjects in one frame, one prettier than the other. The circled and colourful patch right in the middle of the wings very appealing and for me an unopened blossom is always an attraction. To me it always adds that special and finishing touch to an image. Thanks for sharing this lovely presentation.
Kind regards.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-05-08 21:18]

Hi Ahmet , a nice photo of this butterfly , good detail and lots of nice contrast in the colors.




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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-05-08 22:09]

Hello Ahmet,

Very beautiful butterfly, It has very nice colors.
Great sharpness and excellent POV, you also composed it
very well.. Well done


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-05-08 22:43]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Pembe bir çiçeğin üzerindeki bu harika kırlangıç kuyruk çok güzel bir kompozisyon oluşturmuş. Elinize sağlık. Hüseyin

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-08 22:50]

Hi Ahmet

A great close-up and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-08 22:55]

Hi Ahme,

A nice capture of this swallowtail,with its wings wide open,good details and colors tfs


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-08 22:59]

Ahmet Hocam güzel çekim olmuş. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

Hoca bak konu değiştiriyorsun, Atatür hoca daldan dala konup her daldan fotoğraf çekince [ben de dahil] bulup değerlendirmede zorlanıyormuş. En azından bana öyle dedi. Sana ne der bilemem:) Resim harika! kelebeğe mükemmel odaklanmış, renkler ve kompozisyon da nefis! eline sağlık. Teşekkürler.!

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful swallowtail. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-09 2:00]

Hola amigo,
bella macro,
color y compo. excelente.
saludos Ahmet

Ahmet Hocam nefis bir kelebek ve çekimni. elinize sağlık.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-09 2:28]

Bonjour Ahmet,
You have been very lucky to see this beautiful specimen of Iphiclides Podalirius. It is one of my favourite butterflies because it is gliding so elegantely in the airs. Very fine colours and an excellent composition.
Merci beaucoup

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-09 2:39]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Makro lensle çekilmemesine karşılık keskin ve kaliteli bir çalışma olmuş.Modelin de hakkını yememek lazım.Umarım Elif Hanım da beğenmiştir.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

Excellent shot of this beauty! Perfectly composed, great colours and sharpness. Bravo and thanks


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-09 7:30]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A superb capture of I. podalirius on Lilac flowers. The contrast with the flowers is great and the sharpness, POV and composition very good.
This is a fine image, Ahmet and thanks for sharing it,
Best wishes my friend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-09 7:47]

Hello Ahmet,
This is my favourite Swallowtail that I've only seen closely once in Turkey a long time ago! Wonderful capture on the Lilac showing its beautiful markings and colours very well.
I'll use a Swedish word for it: 'sagolik', a word that means 'like a fairy tale'!!
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla

Hola Ahmet,
Hayırdır dostum, daldan dala konar oldun, birileri gibi, ama ne diyelim, mor çiçeğe sarı kelebek pek yakışmış doğrusu, eline sağlık.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-09 9:32]

Hi Ahmet.
These days many flowers of the species surrounds us and rare swallowtails are flying here. You have pictured a wonderful scene. I like great colour palette, nice details and sharpness of the insect and flower and so amazing colourful smooth BG. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Ahmet!
I. podalarius is not a common species in Poland, and I am always very happy when I see it in the wild (recently mainly in the S Europe).
This picture is very nice and has good clarity and details. Also colouration is very nice for watching.
Best regards and have a nice weekend!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-09 11:05]
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merhaba hocam
tur guzel cekim de oyle sonucta hos bir hediye cikmis ortaya
bu aralar biraz da kelebek calismaliyiz dimi?kendi bolgemizde daha neler var acaba
eline saglik

Simply superb shot, Mehmet.I am at a loss of words to tell you what I'm feeling.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-09 13:22]

Excellent macro of this beautiful butterfly!
Brilliant composition and POV.
Great sharpness and clarity.
Stunning colours.
A warm welcoming dedication to Elif :-)
Well done Ahmet!


Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Sorry a bit late and pressing for time now!
just to say a real beautiful butterfly well captured
my best regards and wishes always
friend Tony

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-10 2:17]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Renkler, kompozisyon ve cekim aciniz cok guzel. Elinize saglik

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2008-05-10 2:31]

Hocam, çok çok çok teşekkür ederim armağanınız için. elinize sağlık.
iyi günler.

Beautiful Ahmet!
The colors and exposure are perfect mf, and the BG very nice..
Well composed with good detail/DOF also.
A work of art :)

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