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Ilex Hairstreak

Ilex Hairstreak
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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lycaenidae Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-03 0:10
Viewed: 4370
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 58
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Satyrium ilicis (Ilex hairstreak)
Tr name: Büyük sevbeni

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Suborder: Ditrysia

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Lycaenidae

Subfamily: Theclinae

Genus: Satyrium

Species: S. ilicis

Binomial name
Satyrium ilicis
Esper, 1779
The Satyrium ilicis (common name Ilex Hairstreak) is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae.

Wingspan: 16 to 18 mm
Time of flight: June and July
Habitat: woods up to 1,500 m in elevation
Host plants: oaks, elms
Location: Europe, Asia Minor, Lebanon


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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-12-03 0:39]

Hello Fikret,
the combination of colours work out well in this image. A nicely blurred BG and good sharpness provide the ingredients for this nice image. Maybe a little tight crop on the bottom, but that is defenitly nothing serious.
Regards, Jacob

Amazing capture of this butterfly, Fikret.
Marvellous colours and details. The plain green BG serves very well in highlighting the subject.
TFS and regards.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-12-03 1:38]

Hi Fikret - this is a clear and sharp presentation of the butterfly. Colour and textures in the wings are simply wonderful.. focus and composition are the best.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-03 1:39]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Netlik, keskinlik ve detaylar cok guzel. Elinize saglik
Iyi haftalar

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-03 2:10]

Absolutely perfect!!!
I admire you for being able to achieve this!
Not much else to say...


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-12-03 2:18]

Hello Fikret,
Very harmonious colours for your picture. Wonderful fine green as complement to the colour of the wings. Cute little Haistreak, shown with a lot of details. Thanks for this pleasant composition

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-12-03 3:20]

Hello Fikret!

Beautifull shot. Very clear, sharp and detailed. Wings look almost 3D. Perfect BG. Excellent work!

hello fikret,
excellent macro of the blue butterfly, sharp image with good details, precise dof, pleasing composition,
very well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-03 4:37]

Hi Fikret,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will return with a proper critique later. Sorry, work pressure.

Another exceptional shot Fikret Bey, sharpness is incredible, so is the exp. and BG. One can easily observe the scale hairs under the wings, obviously, a little cross-lighting produced this fine effect.

et un grand bravo ! Tout est parfait dans cette photo : netteté, position du papillon et back ground bien flou.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-03 6:49]

merhaba fikret bey
yoksa bu da mı o sizin meshur bahceden? ;)
obje guzel cekim de kaliteli soylenecek sey tebrikler...
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, flu arka plan, isik, renkler, netlik ve detaylar super
eline saglik

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-03 7:26]

Hi Fikret.
I amazed with this charming masterpiece. You have reflected this beauty with great taste and skill. Excellent POV, terrific sharpness and details, wonderful simply scene. Lights is so impressive as well as the smooth nicely coloured and illuminated BG. My congratulations and thanks.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-03 8:02]

Hi Fikret,
What a splendid capture of this Hairstreak in a fine pose! Excellent sharp details and fine colours. I like its pose at the edge of the leaf and the very nice soft background.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Ciao Friket,
eccellente primo piano di questo grazioso licenide.
Il risalto con lo sfondo uniforme permette di apprezzare tutta la bellezza di questa specie.

Merhaba Fikret bey,
Tek kelimeyle dört dörtlük olmuş.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Hi Fikret,
Super sharp image of this Hairstreak.
Excellent POV, focus detail, and color.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-03 11:54]

Hello Fikret,
Excellent capture from your archives of a S. ilicis, a rare species in Sweden that we have not far from our home.
Fine sharpness and detail with an excellent bokeh making up a supernb composition.
Well done and TFS!

Merhaba Fikret, superb butterfly, excellent sharpness, great details and wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Excellent macro closeup work Fikret,
Sharp & detailed with great color, DOF, and exposure..I like it :)

Hi Fikret,
Great capture of this wonderful butterfly!
Excellent contrast and colors.
Very good sharpness and POV.
I liked this green BG!
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Very well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-04 4:10]

Hello Fikret, this is a magnificent shot with amazing detail and sharpness on this Butterfly. The fine hairs can be see clearly and the detail and sharpnes on the head is awesome. Wonderful focus, colour and light on the markings and very nicely composed.

perfect focus and sharpness, well composed, great light and natural colours
excellent shot

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-05 4:46]

Incredibly sharp my friend ! The BG is great and the details are fine. The exposure is spot on and the composition too, well done Fikret !


Hi Fikret,
A beautiful capture of this beautiful butterfly. Sharp details with excellent composition with evenly blurred BG. Excellent photography. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Fikret,
Fantástica toma de bella composición, gran definición con todos detalles, preciosa luz y color, saludos
José Ramón

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-05 12:08]

Hola amigo,
estupendo trabajo y lograda compo.
buen bg y foco...
buenos colores...
saludos Fikret

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-05 17:55]

Hello Fikret,
Amazingly sharp details and colors Fikret, a splendid macro image.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-06 7:22]

Hello Fikret

Wonderful sharpness and clarity.
The lighting is well handled and the colours are rich and vibrant.
Excellent POV and DOF.The OOF BG makes an excellent back drop.
Nicely composed in the frame.


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