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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon Macro EF 100mm F2.8 USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Butterflies and Moths of TURKIYE (TURKEY) II, Swallowtails, Beautiful Butterflies, 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-01 2:57
Viewed: 6431
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 149
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello!This photo was taken one week ago at my fathers garden at Pendik.This spice was bigger then others and new to me.Hope you’ll like it.Have a nice and sunny week!

Swallowtail Butterfly

Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Swallowtail butterflies
Anise Swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: PapilionidaeLatreille, 1802

Type species
Papilio machaon(Old World Swallowtail)
Subfamilies and genera
There are 26 genera and about 605 species:· Subfamily Baroniinae o Baronia · Subfamily Parnassiinae o Archon o Hypermnestra o Parnassus o Luehdorfia o Bhutantis o Alancastria o Serecinus · Subfamily Papilioninae o Eurytides o Graphium o Iphiclides o Lamproptera o Mimoides o Protesilaus o Protographium o Teinopalpus o Atrophaneura o Battus o Byasa o Cressida o Euryades o Losaria o Ornithoptera o Pachliopta o Parides o Pharmacophagus o Trogonoptera o Troides o Chilasa o Meandrusa o Papilio
The swallowtail butterflies form the family Papilionidae. These are large, colourful butterflies. There are at least 550 species, and though the majority are tropical, members of the family are found on all continents except Antarctica. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world, the birdwing butterflies of Australasia (genus Troides).
Swallowtails differ from all other butterflies in a number of anatomical traits. Most notably, their caterpillars possess a unique organ behind their heads, called the osmeterium. Normally hidden, this forked structure can be everted when the caterpillar is threatened, and used to emit a foul-smelling secretion containing terpenes.

The genera of extant swallowtails are usually classified into three subfamilies, Baroniinae, Parnassiinae and Papilioninae, the latter two being further divided into tribes. An additional subfamily Praepapilioninae, has a single extinct member, known only from a single fossil.

Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time:7/25/2005 4:02:12 PM
Shooting Mode: Macro( Close Up )
Tv( Shutter Speed ):1/500
Av( Aperture Value ):5.6
Metering Mode: Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation: 0
ISO Speed:100
Lens: 100.0 mm
Focal Length: 100.0 mm
AF Mode: One-Shot AF
Drive Mode: Single-frame shooting

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-08-01 3:05]
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Wonderful Photo Sebnem.
I like the quality,sharpness,focus,colors,
bg,dof,pov and nice info.Bravo:)TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-01 3:25]
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Sebnum, alsolutely stunning. The composition and details are excellent. Your POV with the flower and the Swallowtail in a curve is quite artistic, I love it. The flowers look a bit oversharp as I can see a halo around some of the lower centre ones, but the butterfly looks great. Well done.

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent macro!
Beautiful colour, very sharp image, good composition.

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Her zamanki gibi teknik ve estetik değeri yüksek bir fotograf. Özellikle hep karşılarmayı umduğum, fakat bir türlü karşılaşamadığım bir türü görüntülemiş olmanız ilgimi dahada arttırdı. Kutlarım sizi. Elinize sağlık.


Not: Bu arada belirtmeden geçemiyeceğim, babanızın bahçeside içinde bir sürü cevheri barındıran çok verimli bir maden gibi maaşallah..:))

Hey Sebnem,

What a fabulous capture. Well done. This is absolutely awesome. Fantastic. Your DOF is amazing. Well done and TFS

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-01 4:46]
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Wow Sebnem,

What a picture. Very good. Clkours, sharness composition.
I made some of the same butterfly but now I have my doubts to post it.

Just a remark: May the colours are a bit overdone.



Hi Sebnem!
Amazing shot and wonderful colours!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-01 5:02]

Fantastic work Sebnem! Butterfly, flower, BG, composition - all looks superb. Some kind of fragile beauty, exceptional photo!

Hello Sebnem

This is a beautiful shot. The colour of the BG is wonderful. It enhances the shot. The b'fly is a lovely colour. Exposure is excellent with good sharp details. Nice work. Thanks.

Hello Sebnem,

Amazing photo this is.
So many unusual things you have presented here. POV is different from most of the posts we see here in TN. BG is quite unusual and captivating, I donno what do you have here in the BG so colourful.
Nice bunch of flowers and composition.

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice capture from our fathers garden;).Next weekend I'll be there.Thanks for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-01 6:57]
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Hi Sebnem,

A new way of criticising. I hope you don't mind.

DOF:3, wingtip is oof

Scale 1-5, 5 is the best.

The flower is fantastic and so is the bg, but the white square in the right is distracting imo.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-01 7:21]
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very nice one Sebnem,
the colours are nice, the composition can be done better, but even I like the way you took it, the pov is nice, and the dof is very good, very good job anyway,
gr. jaap

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-01 7:28]

WOOOOOOOW ! What a superb butterfly that you have well captured ! Composition, vivid colors, DOF, details and sharpness are excellent ! Thanks Sebnem for sharing this beauty.

It is a pleasing composition. I like the BG colors and effect. The colors seems overly saturated (especially the purple) Lovely subject and nice and sharp details. You could have sacrificed a bit of the s/speed to gain more DOF but I am unsure what would have happened to the nicley blurred BG then. "Always a trade off" :)

Beautiful image, Sebnem.
The only nit IMO is the bright part to the right.
The colours are lovely, well composed and good details.
Very well done.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-01 9:47]
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Very good shot of this Papilionidae!
But it's not a Papilio machaon or zelicaon!
It's a Iphiclides podalirius (Linnaeus, 1758)!
Both are Papilionidae, but are species diferent species!
What a confusion with this species...
Very good colors and details!

Take a look at:
for the Iphiclides podalirius (Linnaeus, 1758)

And at:
for the P. machaon

As you can see, they are diferent species.

Sebnem, Very pleasing shot with vivid colors and composed well. Good details, exposure and sharpness. I use ISO 200 with no image noise and ISO 400 with very little and easily removed PP. I think ISO 100 here was too low to give you needed DOF and shutter-speed handheld..Overall a very nice shot.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-01 11:31]

Şebnem, how colorful and beautiful this is.

Amazing and lovely shot.

Vivid shades, excellent sharpness, great composition. I do enjoy how nice the background is vibrant too.


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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-08-01 11:32]

excellent Bg...
wonderful colors..
very beautiful butterfly...
everything seems perfect...

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-01 13:38]

Hello Sebnem, this is a very nice shot. The details and lighting on the butterfly are great. I'm really not concerned with the wing tip being a little OOF. The upper right hand side is a little distracting and I think the whole image would benefit if it was cropped out, it would certainly bring more attention to the magnificent butterfly.

Well done.

Hi Sebnem
Excellent capture,great orange BG, the little problem is The colors are saturated a little too much

In a friendly way Christophe

Great note, the piece about the caterpillar is amazing.
A beautiful image, the colours are outstanding. I personally found the white on the right hand side of the image quite distracting.
The butterfly is magnificent with the focus exactly where it needs to be.
Thanks for posting.

Sebnem, this is a great photo. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. TFS

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2005-08-01 16:31]

Hi Sebnem,

Next fantastic photo, I am under impression...


I love it Sebnem,
Good sharp detail and good POV. Nicely exposed and superb colours. Good composition.
Really very well captured, thanks for posting. I hope your week is sunny and warm too..

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-08-01 18:59]
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Hello Sebnem,
Another beautiful capture from you.
The composition and POV are excellent.
Good clear details and a superb background.
I would have cloned or cropped the light area to the top right,It does lead my eye away from the subject.
Nice work,very well done.


Hello Sebnem,
How it is splendid! It is really a nice shot. The colours of the butterfly and the flowers are detached very well from the background. The details are of a very high degree of accuracy. Cheers.
TFS, cordially,

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-02 7:27]

Hello Sebnem,
Great shot, fantastic colours & light, razorsharp details DOF & POV are great very well composed i like it :-)


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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-08-02 9:52]

Hé hé! it's the good season for machaons. Excellent shot with a super back ground. Nice colours.

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-08-02 16:53]

Εξαιρετική και αυτή η φωτογραφία σου Sebnem!!!
Τόσο η σύνθεση αλλά και η λεπτομέρεια και τα χρώματα είναι πολύ εντυπωσιακά... (gr)

Şahane bir fonda çok net bir macro.Eline sağlık..

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-03 5:59]

Hello Şebnem!
Wery nice capture.Colors,BG,sharpness and composition are excellent.Thanks for posting.

Fantastic composition.!!!!!!!
Excellent shot and well done on the details. Beautiful work.


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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2005-08-03 15:43]

Beautiful butterfly Sebnem! Great composition and colors. Good BG.

Very nice capture Sebnem, excellent sharpness, good composition and very nice colours. I would clone out or darken the bright area to the right. 6/10 well done.

Hi Sebnam,

I guess everyone has covered everything to say. I love the composition, Very Beautifully done. I would agree that you may have overdone a few post processing tools. I still like it very, very, much,

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-08-05 5:18]

Hi Sebnem, look like your father got a great garden with all the beautiful insects. :) Very luck for you and Cem. :) This lady is so beautiful, I love her dress, excellent DOF, colours, contrast and details, very well captured my friend, thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. :)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-08-05 10:34]

Hello Sebnem, cette photo de Flambé est merveilleuse de couleurs , netteté et composition. Mes félicitations Didier.

Beautiful photo, Sebnum. The curvature of the composition is stunning and the colors are gorgeous. I agree with what some others have said about the white in the background... but overall, and exceptional photo! TFS

Very nice shot !
Good macro anbd beautiful colour.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-06 7:38]

Hi Sebnem!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. Perfect composition. You have a photographic Eye. My only nit is the white zone to the right that is a little disturbing but is it really a nit? Dont pay attention to this remark.
Very strong visual impact.
A not easy shot.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Have a great weekend!

Hello Sebnem,

Another great close-up of yours. Also the colours, composition, details, sharpness. Nothing wrong with this pic :)

The butterfly was waiting for you to take this great shot.

Have a great day. Yan

This is a fantastic picture, congratulations. The focus could not be better, the DOF is also very good, the BG is very nice so much out of focus, and the combination of colours makes this picture perfect. TFS

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-08-08 2:19]

This is another superb capture from you Sebnem, great note, exposure composition etc.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Hello yet again! I am looking at this shot, and it is just jumping off the screen, very 3 dimensional. A beautiful capture, Sebnem, my you do fine work! Wonderfully composed, unusual angle. TFS! Very well done! Linda

Fantastic capture Sebnem. The colours in the background really sets the butterfly off in a most wonderful way. DOF/sharpness is perfect showing lots of details in the butterfly. The colours are simply fantastic as well as the composition. I do not know what more to say, I am simply running out of superlatives;-).

You did a fantastic job here - hats off.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-08-18 22:13]


Que cores, uaaauh.........!!!
A cor do fundo ficou excelente.
Nitidez ótima.
Composiçăo ótima
Trabalho muito bom!!!

A truly beautiful capture, great colors, focus and POV. I think it is the tiniest bit oversharpened though.

Thanks for sharing this beauty!


P.S. Mike Fisher has ID'd my "Halloween Bug". I've written a new note!

Wooow! superb macro with vibrant colours, excellent compo and if I could I would have given you much more than one smileys for this one.
Super and TFS,

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-09-14 4:10]

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice capture.Lighting,details,POV,vivid colors and BG are wonderful.Thanks for posting.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-09-22 9:46]

Merhaba Sebnem!
Excellent photo.Bravo.
With best wishes,

Another great macro from you. Good job with the DOF which is always difficult with macro photos. Interesting butterfly and flower combo. Good capture! Lots of good info as well.



Trčs belle photo, qualité et couleurs sont au rendez-vous sans parler des détails qui sont magnifiques. Great shot!

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-04 19:32]

Just great, no need to say more :-) TFS! Michal

this photo more than fit for the NG!
what a shot! incredible color, sharpness, bg. Perfect!
I am adding this lens to my wish list. ТFS!

Wow!! Grande foto!! As cores estăo fantásticas e a nitidez está perfeita!!

Parabéns pelo ótimo trabalho!!

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2005-12-31 10:10]

Sebnem, terific photo like lot of yours TN photos. I like this one so much. So bright ( almost too much) and vonderful coloures two nature buty. flower and buterfly.
happy NY to you too.

Hello Sebnem,
Great catch of light. I like the warm colours.
Perfect POV and good DOV. TFS. Thomas

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-10 14:01]

Hi Sebnem.
Is a wonderful shot, excellent composition, colors and details, very nice photo.

Very pretty! Your photos are always beautiful, and delicate!

Hello Sebnem!
Very nice capture,beautiful butterfly. Colors, lighting, and composition are very good.Well done,

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-02-15 13:06]

Beautiful image Sebnem. Fantastic composition, excellente colors in very beautiful bacground. DOF, details, exposure are perfect. Very sharp and clear.
Wonderful shot, thanks

hi sebnem
tres belles couleurs and good POV and DOF.
tres belles photo.

While going through the butterfly archives I came across this beautiful butterfly image and I though I would comment on the fantastic job you did on capturing it. Well done Sebnem. :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-19 15:00]

Very good one Sebnem, great composition and sharpness, superbly bright colors. Good note too. Excellent.


what I can say? Is absolutely great!
Good colours, details, composition, light....
Great work on macro!
Thanks Ana:)

Salut Sebnem
Superbe de photo de ce joli papillon,les couleurs sont ravissantes les détails sont trčs bien définis trčs beau cadrage
Bravo et a la prochaine....JP

Hi Sebnem,
This is first class picture. I like the color contrast and sharpness very much. Great POV. Just pity that this beautiful butterfly losted one of its tails. TFS

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-06-10 9:47]

Hi Sebnem!
Excelent work on this nice capture! Amazing details! Nice framing on this excelent composition!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-17 23:08]

Hi Sebnem.
A few days ago I for the first time have seen and have photographed precisely such charming butterfly. Therefore at once I have decided to look photos of other authors.

Your picture is amazing also amazes imagination with perfect details, composition and an expressive background. Light and shadow of this picture are staggering. It's really the fine sample of a photoart.

My best wishes and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-26 8:38]

Hello Sebnem,
this is a wonderful shot, such lovely details and colors. Very good DOF and sharpness. Beautiful and colorful composition. Superp work.

Merhaba Şebnem,
Muhteşem bir makro.Fotoğrafçılık adına bir baş yapıt.Ellerine sağlık.


Merhaba Sebnem A beautifull shot lovely diagnol composition fine sharp detail great background nice work Selamlar Necip.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-19 17:58]

selam sebnem
hakkaten woow dedirtecek bir calisma daha. cicek-kelebek kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, arka plan, isik kullanimi, renkler, netlik ve detaylar harika eline saglik

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