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This Time I Know

This Time I Know
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Copyright: Can Unuvar (Calianis) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 14 N: 122] (609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, Canon EF 90-300 mm f4.5 - f 5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-14 4:02
Viewed: 3353
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to TN at last I know the species of a butterfly that I post here.Hope you like it.It was taken in Çamlıca region of Istanbul last month.Here is the the description taken from Wikipedia if I'm not mistaken.

Common Blue-Polyommatus icarus:

Male uppersides are a beautiful iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown with a row of red spots along the edges. They usually have some blue at the base of the wings and quite often, especially in Ireland and Scotland, are mostly blue but always have the red spots. Undersides have a greyish ground colour in the males and more brownish in the females. Both sexes have a row of red spots along the edge of the hindwings (extending onto the forewings though generally fainter, particularly in the males where they are sometimes missing altogether). There are about a dozen black centered white spots on the hind wings, nine on the forwings. The white fringe on the outer edge of the wings is not crossed with black lines as it is in the Chalkhill and Adonis Blues, an important difference when separating these species, particularly the females. It is Britains (and probably Europe's) commonest and most widespread blue, Found as far north as Orkney and on most of the Outer Hebrides. Males are often very obvious as they defend territories against rivals and search out the more reclusive females. A range of grassland habitats are used: meadows, coastal dunes, woodland clearings and also many man made habitats, anywhere where their foodplans are found. It is Widespread in Europe, North Africa and temperate Asia.

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Very good shoot, i like it. The bokeh is great with this lens.

Merhaba Can,
cok hos bir calisma
tebrikler,belki biraz daha iyi bir kadraj?
i like it all,thanks for info and sharing.

You have shot a masterpiece, Can.
Superb POV, DOF, colours and sharpness.
I am almost certain you have identified the butterfly correctly.
Keep shooting and TFS.

Great sharpnes. Beautifull butterfly. But I don't like the composition. There is to much free space on upper side and to little at the bottom
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-14 10:41]
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Nice one, Can!
Good shot of a female icarus. It is good but not perfect: could be a little sharper and cropped to reduce space above an place the butterfly more to the right.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-14 12:18]

Good shot of this butterfly. Eyes of the butterfly are very sharp, like the composition but i would have used more crop on the space above the butterfly.
gr. paula

Hello Can
Very nice and and great background also,
Beautiful colors,Excellent


Hi Can,
Nice colours in this photograph.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-19 21:46]

Hello Can

A beautiful butterfly on a lovely flower.IU really like the DOF and POV.IT stands out against the BG so well.Great job.TFS


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