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Clouded Yellow

Clouded Yellow
Photo Information
Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 2, Butterflies and Moths of TURKIYE (TURKEY) II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-03 8:38
Viewed: 3366
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Nikon D70
2005/09/02 12:22:02.1
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
1/1600 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Noise Reduction: OFF

Regular migrant
The Clouded Yellow is one of the truly migratory European butterflies and a regular visitor to Britain and Ireland. Although some of these golden-yellow butterflies are seen every year, the species is famous for occasional mass immigrations and subsequent breeding, which are fondly and long remembered as 'Clouded Yellow Years'. A small proportion of females are pale yellow (form helice), which can be confused with the rarer Pale and Berger's Clouded Yellows.

Conservation status
UK BAP status: not assessed
Butterfly Conservation priority: not assessed
European threat status: not assessed

European/world range
North Africa and southern Europe and eastwards through Turkey into the Middle East. It occurs throughout much of Europe as a summer migrant, but very few individuals reach Scandinavia.

A range of leguminous plants is used, including wild and cultivated clovers (Trifolium spp.), Lucerne (Medicago sativa), and less frequently, Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).

Clouded Yellows may be seen in any habitat, but congregate in flowery places where the larval foodplants grow. As clovers are still commonly cultivated, the Clouded Yellow is one of the few butterfly species that has no difficulty locating breeding habitat in the modern farmed countryside. In southern England there is a preference for unimproved chalk downland.
Hope you like them.

Notes are from : http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/species/bdata/clouded_yellow.html

dew77, IdoTT, lglandon, wishnugaruda, kokonike, TAZ, naki, christophe, phlr has marked this note useful
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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-03 8:57]

Une superbe composition, les couleurs sont belles et la netteté parfaite.

Félicitations !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-03 9:26]

Merhaba Fikret Bey!
Çok güzel bir makro.Kelebek sanki fosforlu gibi.Netlik,detaylar,keskinlik ve kompozisyon çok hoş olmuş.Ellerinize sağlık!

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-09-03 9:27]

Waooh, what splendid colours!! a complete beautiful photograph!! sees thanks for leaving. Groetjes Lia

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-09-03 9:45]

Excellent shot!
The colors are fantastic and the butterfly is very sharp!
The BG is outstanding and the DOF is great!

Very very WellDone!

Superb composition and vivid colors!
A very nice shot you share!

Merhaba Fikret,
this is wonderful, this butterfly is sitting there like a model, only for you.
The flower is so lovely, a small pong-pong.
The colours are so warm and you captured it with excellent sharpness. Thanks a lot
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Fikret Bey Merhaba.:))

FK'deki düşüncelerim burası içinde aynen geçerlidir.:) Her yönden çok başarılı bir çalışma. Emeğinize sağlık.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-09-03 12:52]

Very beautiful shot, Flkret. The details are very sharp, and the colors are beautiful. I like the composition too. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-09-03 12:57]

Excelente foto, parabéns.

Magnifique photo !
J'aime beaucoup, une très bonne composition. Les couleurs sont superbes.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-03 13:18]

Wooow ! What a superb and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! Composition, background, colors, details and sharpness are great ! Good informative note too...
Thanks for sharing Fikret.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-09-03 14:06]

Merhaba Fikret,
It is a great pleasure to see this b'fly in such a clean and sharp composition. These are one of the shiest buterflies I saw.
Very good work.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-09-03 15:27]

Excellent photo, perfect colors, and composition. Very good background.

fikret bey mükemmel bir makro..selamlar.

Hi Fikret
Excellent capture, vivids colors and details, great composition
In a friendly way Christophe

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-09-04 4:39]

Hello Fikret,

What a superb picture. Realy amazing with thes rsharp details and this color combinatio. Just beautiful!


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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-09-04 14:03]

Beautiful shot. The colours are just lovely. Amazing details.

Çok güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş.Ellerinize sağlık.

  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-20 12:51]

Excelent photo of this Pieridae!
Wonderful colors!
Great details!
Perfect sharpness!
Excelent BG!

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