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Sambucus ebulus with Panorpa communis

Sambucus ebulus with Panorpa communis
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-22 2:21
Viewed: 5191
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sambucus ebulus - Yivdin [TR], European Dwarf Elder [EN] is a perennial plant from the family (DIPSACALES: CAPRIFOLIACEAE). It is also called as Ayı otu, Azı otu, Cüce mürver, Hekimana (İnebolu), Kımçırık, Livor (Rize), Mürver otu, Patpatik, Pellempüs (Dörtyol), Purtlak, Sultan otu (Gaziköy-Tekirdağ), Şahmelek otu, Şahmelik (Karadeniz Bölgesi), Şahmelik otu, Telligelin (Gaziantep), Yabani mürver, Yer mürveri, Yivdim, Yivdin (Giresun, Ordu, Samsun), Anzili (Artvin), Levor (Trabzon, Rize). It is used in phytoteraphy and important public culture. So it has many vernacular names in Turkish.

Flowering time: May and June. After that they gave black berries.
Habitat: decidous forests, road sides, seashores up to 500-2000 m a.s.l.
Phytogeography: This Euro-Siberian element is not endemic.
Distribution: It ranges in central and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia.
In Turkiye, it has been known from coastal regions and Eastern Anatolia with records from BOLU, İSTANBUL, KASTAMONU, AMASYA, ANTALYA, BALIKESİR, GİRESUN, HATAY, ISPARTA, KIRKLARELİ, ORDU, VAN provinces in the squares A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B4, B9, C3, C4, C5 based on Grids of Davis.

The insect on the flowers is an familiar species and Panorpa communis - Akrep Sineği [TR], Scorpionfly [EN] from the family PANORPIDAE (MECOPTERA).
The male has a pair of claspers at the end of its tail (for holding the female during mating), giving it a scorpion-like appearance (from Wikipedia).

Anonymous, 2010:
Sambucus ebulus, TÜBiVES - Türkiye Bitkileri Veri Servisi [Turkish Plants Data Service] [visited on April, 22th, 2010].

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-04-22 2:25]

Ahmet bey selamlar,
İlginç bir uçar böcek: Akrep sineği ...
Doğal ortam, alan derinliği ve detayları ile şık bir kadraj.
emeklerinize sağlık,

Elinize sağlık Ahmet hocam, hem bitki hem de sinek bir arada, ışık azlığına rağmen netlik ve fon çok nefis. Selamlar

Hello Ahmet,
very beautifull both the plant and the insect, vivid colors, sharp details ,great DOF,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-22 3:42]

Salam Akhi Prof. Ahmet,
what can I say about this special capture?
Beautiful and excellent presentation. The moment is well exploited in making it centrally located which to me is so effective and symmetrical.
The colours of the insect is so pretty sitting on the white flowers.
Well seen and the beauty is forever.


hello Ahmet
great picture with a beautiful flower and great sharpness
nice to see the Scorpionfly as Bonus
great shot
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-22 8:20]

Hi Ahmet,wonderful white balance inside your pic...not easy a perfection like that and the excellent sharp and details of the Panorpa in this white background.Very professional composition,thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-22 11:05]

Hello Ahmet,
Beautiful photo of this flower in fantastic sharp details. The insect is a nice bonus. Very beautiful clear and natural colours. Pleasing composition.

Hello Ahmet,
Lovely colors and sharp details in this image. I like the white flowers on the beautiful green BG. Well done!

Hello friend Ahmet,
This extraordinary picture of yourself, good POV, contrast and sharpness.
compliments and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-04-24 14:37]

Hello Ahmet
Nice shot with good colors and details. The composition is amazing.
Well done

Merhaba hocam
Güzel bir çekim ve güzel bir ikili. Siyah ve beyaz uyumu da çok güzel olmuş. Ellerinize sağlık.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-04-28 22:20]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A fine portait of this species of Sambucus in flower. The Panorpa is a nice bonus.
The sharpness, colours and contrasting natural OOF BG are superb. I am amazed that you could achieve such quality in this close shot with your 600 mm lens!
Tebrikler ve cok tesekkür ederim dostum,
Eline saglik,

Selamlar hocam,
güzel bir çalışma olmuş.
Elinize sağlık.

çok güzel hocam, elinize sağlık

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