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macro with 560mm
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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: 2007-05-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 80-400 OS with 1.4 TC
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of the Middle East, My Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-16 12:19
Viewed: 5967
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eastern Steppe Festoon - Zerynthia deyrollei tr:Step Fisto Kelebeği

Flight period: April to mid-June.
Turkey Range: All regions except the Marmara Region and the Aegean coast.
Habitat: Mainly open pine forests.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-16 12:40]
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Hello Fatih,
Woooooooow ! 560mm with a such sharpness : great photographer with a super camera. This species is lovely and I like this perfect profile view. Composition, subject, pose, POV, sharpness, DOF, blurred BG, colors, exposure are excellent.
Bravo and TFS

Alo Fatih, wonderful capture of this butterfly, amazing Bg and great composition..well deone..

Fatih tele ile süper bir makro çekim yapmışsın. Makro objektif olmadan tele ile böyle bir foto çekilebileceiğini tahmin etmezdim. Tebrikler. Mustafa

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-16 12:59]
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Hi Fatih,
Splendid shot. Lovely patterned colour with sharp details. POV, DOF and BG are excellent. Prefect light management. I like its pose too. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-16 13:16]
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Hello Fatih,
I think I'm unusual taking macros with my 420 mm, but this macro of the Eastern Steppe Festoon is really of high quality with excellent sharpness and detail and set against a fine neutral BG. The composition with the blue flower is superb.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Merhaba Fatih,
A very impressive capture of this butterfly!
Excellent your POV and the close approach to the insect.
Details got are so clear and sharp! We can enjoy all the patterns and colours seen on their wings, as well the beautyful yellow-orange strips on their body.
It's very good the pose catched, like hanging out from the flower.
I like very much the composition made here, and the soft and neutral background got.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Dejv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (75)
  • [2007-05-16 13:34]
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hi this is nice shot good colors, composition and focus! Good work!
TFS David

Müthiş güzel çekim
Enfes detaylar ve netlik
Tebrik ederim

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-16 13:48]
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Hi Fatih.
Wonderful capture of this beautiful butterfly.Great pose,POV and composition.Very good focus,DOF and exposure.I like sharp details and amazing colors on drawing on wing and very nice blurry BG too.Superb done,my compliments and thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-16 13:54]
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Hello Fatih,
This is a beautiful butterfly which looks like a tapestry. We don't have any close to that species that I am aware of. Breat colors, excellent DOF, and outstanding perspective.

Fatih , tebrik ederim , nefis olmuş , Kelebek fotoğrafçılığında yeni bir stil geliştirmiş oldun .

Bonjour Fatih
Felicitation pour cette belle prise avec une focale peu commune. Belle netteté, profondeur de champs et couleurs.
Amicalement Robi

Hi Fatih,
it's a beautiful butterfly, I like the delicate wings so much. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-16 16:56]
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Hola Fatih,
bellos trabajo,
nitidez y colores impresionante,
genial pov...

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-16 17:32]
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Merhaba Fatih Bey,
Extender ve tele ile cok guzel bir sonuc almissiniz. Fotografinizi gorunce eski Canon 70-300 IS USM'mi ozledim, makrolarda cok iyi netice veriyordu ne yazik ki 100-400 de ayni sonucu alamiyorum, bu nedenle makrolara artik hic bulasmiyorum. Kompozisyon ve renkler cok iyi. Elinize saglik.

Hi Fatih,
Lovely capture of this butterfly! Excellent sharpness and details and beautiful colours. Great composition and POV and DOF. Stunning!
TFS Cheers Tina :-)

Did you use a tripod. That is a lot of lens to handhold and get such sharpness. This is a really nice simple composition with a lovely blurred background.

Evelynn : )

Hello Fatih,
Great shot.Great POV and greater sharpness and details. I simply loved the way yo have been able to capture even the hairs on its body. Wonderful composition.
Thank you very much for sharing it.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-17 2:44]

I really like the colors and markings on this butterfly, Fatih.
An excellent composition with a perfect POV of the festoon.
The wings look translucent. Very cool!
TFS. : )

Hello Fatih!
Beautiful picture of lovely species of butterfly! This is something like "mix" between Papilio and Parnasius as for me :) Great POV and details, DoF is also perfect! :)
TFS and best greetings from Lodz,

A superb capture with your extra powered lens, Fatih.
Outstanding point of view, razor sharp details and very natural tones and colours.
The composition with the blue flower is a real beauty.

Hi Fatih

Impressive macro shot. Love the sharp details you show here. Congrats! :-)

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-05-21 14:57]

Dear Fatih,
truly great butterfly shot. I lie particularely the way you used the light. Perfect in all chnical details. And a species that we never see! Thanks for the privilege,
Best regards,

Terrific macro displaying all the details of both butterfly and flower. The angle is great. the soft BG accentuates your subject.

Les détails de cette photo sont particulièrement mis en valeur.Et cette lumière " tamisée" permet une lecture très agréable.
Merci pour ce partage.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-08 22:47]

Hello Fatih,
Excellent composition showing this Festoon clinging on to a blue flower against a beautiful soft backround. Great DOF, sharp details and natural colours. It's a butterfly I'd love to see.
Many thanks, Ulla

Helo Fatih,
remarkably precise and well detailed, nicely illuminated, perfectly well composed capture of this Eastern Steppe Festoon. Just a slight increase of contrasts in postwork might further increase the impact by pulling it even closer.
Very nice and valuable documentation of the species.
Thank you! With best regards,

P.S.: Thanks also for the useful link on the Checklist of Butterflies of Turkey. Didn't realize before there is such a large number of different species in your country.

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