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Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain Fritillary
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: 2005-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies and Moths of TURKIYE (TURKEY) II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-06 8:00
Viewed: 4328
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Türkçe: İspanyol Kraliçesi
English: Queen of Spain Fritillary
French: Le Petit Nacré
German: Kleiner Perlmutterfalter
Dutch: Kleine Parelmoervlinder
Binomial: Issoria lathonia

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Issoria
Species: I. lathonia

The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common in southern Europe, migrating as far north as south Scandinavia every summer.

dew77, honza, wallhalla15, peter_stoeckl, Janice, marhowie, phlr, coasties, livios, metcher, Luc, AndyB has marked this note useful
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tres bonne photo a part l'aile droite un peu floue,belles couleurs.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-06 8:41]

Hello Fikret!
Excellent close up.I liked POV,crisp clear details,
vivid colors,sharpness,DOF,blurred BG and 3D effect
a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-06 9:29]

Very nice Fritillary. Very good composition, excellent sharpness and colors. I like the blurred BG and light.

WOW. Got the DOF perfect in this shot. Nothing to draw the attention away from the subject. Colours are vivid and very sharp detail.

Excellent work Fikret

Hello Fikret,
this is a very fine macro shot. Excellent detail and good tones of colour. Excellent POV and composition. Very nice bg and note to. This is a great capture, very well done. Thank you.

Perfect colours, perfect details, perfect resting pose, very well set off from the background. I love the iridescent green furry hairs on the body! A very well taken shot. Thank you for sharing! Peter

Beautiful detail and well exposed!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-06 14:25]

Excellent capture Fikret, very good lighting with sharp details, colours are good too. Very well done. TFS

Excellent work Fikret. Very good sharpness, detail, color, exposure and open wing display. The BG is blurred nicely, isolating the subject very well. It would be good to know your F-stop & S-speed.. Very well done.
Thank you!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-06 15:52]

Hi Fikret,
Brilliant image!
Excellent composition and superb sharp details,
very nice colours and good work on DOF.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Fikret!
Beautiful colors and POV! Great quality and sharpenes! Well done and TFS ;-)
best regards

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-02-06 16:59]

Hello Fikret,
great shot, beautiful colours, composition and BG (but I would crop right side a bit), also sharpness,
I like your photo,
TFS and best wishes,

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-06 17:15]

Simply great!
Excelent photo of this Nymphalidae!
Perfect on details, colours, POV and BG!
Looks like the buterfly is floating on the air!
5* and TFS!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2006-02-06 17:25]

Hi Fikret
Amazingly sharp butterfly. The details are quite incredible. Pretty colours too. Well framed.
Regards Toni

Hi Fikret

Nice shot. Good POV and well composed. Crisp, clear and sharp. Excellent exposure and depth of colour. Good job. Thanks.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-07 6:17]


Félicitations pour cette magnifique prise,La qualité de l'image est parfaite et les couleurs sont excellentes.

Félicitations pour le BG qui fait bien ressortir le sujet.

Merci Fikret!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-08 11:55]

Fikret, so you also do great in shooting macros.

Great capture of this butterfly.

I like sharpness, blurred bg and composition. Excellent sharpness.


Hi, Fikret.
Nice macro. Excellent composition, sharpness and DOF. Beautiful colors.

Most other people's work of this nature pales into insignificance in comparison with yours, Fikret. It is a delight to look at.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-15 22:14]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong
Very strong visual impact.
Personal assessment of the note: very good.
Thank you Fikret.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-23 12:30]

Hello Fikret,
An excellent capture.
Nice and sharp,great colours and an excellent POV.

Very good composition, excellent sharpness and colors.

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