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Orakkanat - Brimstone

Orakkanat - Brimstone
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Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Kenko 2x TC+ Minolta f 2:8 1:1 50 mm Mac, Sony UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-08 14:48
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Orakkanat - Common Brimstone

Scientifical Classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Genus: Gonepteryx
Species:Gonepteryx rhamni (TUR: Orakkanat ENG: Common Brimstone). Thanks to Ozgur70 for helping ID.

When I asked this subject on "Uncle Google" he gave me some answers which you can find here and here.

I found this specimen near Inegol disstrict (70 km far from Bursa) Bursa - Ankara Highway. This time it was alone. Probably she divorced from her husband. Because of this she was so sad and didn't want to give a nice pose me. But I was cussed and I took a photo :) I looked for male, searched all surrounding area but never found. He has gone away! Perhaps Mrs. Brimstone depressed him. It must be a sadly story. Mrs. Brimstone didn't tell me anything about their marriage. If I could find Mr. Brimstone, we could have a chat man to man while drinking lemonade, he would tell me all about his life.

I often don't see this interesting leave-form butterfly in my region. I have seen it only 2 times for 4 years. I wanted to take it in a better environment, with more contrast coloured background and under a soft light. But there is not anytihng to do. It is there and I didn't have any other choice. Just, I tried to do my best.

The flower belongs to a Psoralea bituminosa (TUR: Asfalt Otu, Kokarot EN: Pitch Trefoil, Scurfy Pea, Arabian Scurfy Pea) from Fabaceae (Syn. Leguminosae) Family.

With my best regards...

eng55, siggi, saeedabbasi, Mello, livius, MMM, Alex99, jlinaresp, Juyona, boreocypriensis, Jamesp has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2010-02-08 19:20]

Hi Fevzi!,

Initially I thought this is the leaf and flower picture. ;)
Very unique butterfly. Sharp and well exposed. Maybe need a bit better background.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-02-08 20:23]

Excellent macro of this nice Butterfly, great colors, details and sharpness!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-08 22:34]

Merhaba Fevzi bey,
Çiçek de kelebek de çok güzel.Fon,ışık,detaylar,kadraj ve kompozisyon mükemmel olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-08 23:37]

Hello Fevzi,
Light and exposure control are great. The flower and the Brimstone stand out very well against the blurred background. Shallow DOF, composition, focus, sharpness and colors are very good. TFS
Best regards Siggi

Hi dear Fevzi,
So nice macro with excellent details.
Nice sharpness and vivid colours.
Very well done

Kind regards

Selamlar fevzi bey,
buralarda olmayan harika bir tür,
manzara çok güzel.
Eliize sağlık en güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-09 3:28]

Simply perfect tangent light that show a lot of textures in it wings!
Great job Fevzi!
TFS and see you at TN,

Hello Fevzi
great capture of this beautiful Gonepteryx. Perfectly in focusing on the little colorful daisies with interesting light management.

Ciao Fevzi. Fantastic playing light'shadows with razor details on wings weft. Magnificent butterfly against the blurred BG.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-09 6:31]

Hi Fevzi
Beautiful composition.Excellent low POV and very sharp image with nice detail.Excellent light control and nice OOF BG
TFS Michel

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-09 6:32]

Merhaba Akhi Fevzi,
very sharp indeed. The flower and the butterfly really stand out of the background excellently. The blurry background muted the view ,pushing it so clearly in good light.
Well composed hot.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-09 8:47]

Hi, dear friend.
I am so glad to watch your new serious of wonderful shots. This one is also fantastic. Sharpness and details of the butterfly and flower are ultimate. Sunlight illuminates the wings and underlines the texture of the butterfly perfectly. I also like wonderful isolation of the main subject from BG. Great use of 2x converter and perfect macro lens. Bravo. My kind regards and TFS.

Hi fevzi,
You're combined a perfect blurred background whith a perfectly focused butterfly in foregroud. Makia a correct crop and compositión. It's a very balanced work, very pleasent to eye.
**Special mention for the superb ligth management.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-09 12:04]

Hola amigo,
great macro,
outstanding focus and fine pov,
bg attractive.

Merhabalar Fevzi bey.
Mor çiçeğin üzerine çok yakışmış.
Tür: G. rhamni (Ön kanadın konkav yapısı)
Ellerinize sağlık
Birde cleopatra'nın Bursa kaydı henüz yok.

Evet dostum Fevzi, bu ne G. farinosa ne de G. cleopatra , kelebek uzmanı arkadaşımız Özgür bey özelliği yazarak söylemiş:) bu G. rhamni. ben bu türü çekmiş olmama rağmen henüz yükleyemedim:( fırsat bulurum herhal:). Ama değindiğiniz her iki tür de Turkish Butterflies temamda mevcut., linkleri tıklayarak görebilirsin. Yanal ışığı çok güzel kullanmışsın. Ellerine v e emeğine sağlık.
Sevgiyle kal! İyi geceler.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-09 23:23]

Hi Fevzi

A beautiful shot - the pov and detail are both very good, Excellent work. Well seen and captured.

Best wishes


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