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Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood
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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: 2013-05-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/8000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies in flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-05-08 7:08
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pararge
Species: P. aegeria
Binomial name
Pararge aegeria
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Tr adı: Karanlık orman esmeri

The Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) is a butterfly found in and on the borders of woodland throughout much of the Palearctic ecozone. In North Europe, Central Europe, Asia Minor, Syria, Russia and Central Asia where subspecies P. a. tircis occurs it is brown with pale yellow or cream spots and darker upperwing eyespots. In southwestern Europe and North Africa the subspecies P. a. aegeria has a colour which is more orange in the background; the hindwing underside eyespots are reddish brown rather than black or dark gray. The two forms gradually intergrade into each other. The speckled wood also occurs on the Atlantic island of Madeira. Molecular studies[1] suggest that the African and Madeiran populations are closely related and distinct from European populations of both subspecies, suggesting that Madeira was colonized from Africa and that the African population has a long history of isolation from European populations.

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hello Fikret
Great moment to take this great picture
good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Fikret,

Sharp timing to capture this midair dance of Speckled Woods in choice light and showing truest hues. Impressive focus on both specimens as well. Well done!



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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-08 7:36]

Hi Fikret
What a great shot from you!Time is very well chosen...
1/8000 is perfect for this image!
Great Speakled Wood great details!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-08 9:05]

Hi Fikret,
Cute photo,good details,nice colours and
fantastic background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Fikret,
This is fabulous! How did you do it? Did you really catch them in mid air? It is just superb and so beautiful to view. The technical specifications are amazing. Very well done indeed.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-08 10:12]

Just great Fikret! Excellent. Congratulation.

WOOOW Fikret, amazing capture of lovely in-flight couple, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, bravo, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-08 15:15]

Hi Fikret,i dream to made a pic like this me too one day,but i know how is difficult to take 2 pararge in flight whit these details and spectacular position,direct on my favorites,this is a very professional masterwork!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-05-08 23:49]

wonderful image of the species. timely taken photograph. good clarity and framing. tfs.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-09 0:09]

Hi Fikret,
Simply breathtaking moment you catch ! Colors , light and BG are outstanding ! TFS Tina

照的很清晰 尤其是快拍
很可愛 的蝴蝶

beautigful, dreamy and artistic, TFS Ori

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