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beauty on the fresh leaves

beauty on the fresh leaves
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-07 19:42
Viewed: 3892
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After a little break, i wanted to post this beauty which i took on my last trip at Cebeci. We were looking for the mushrooms there, but i noticed that there were so crowded with the flying migrant hawkers and some nice butterflies. Although it is so common but this one that i've met first so far.

This is a speckled wood - pararge aegeria.

btw, i will upload a ws post, to show my favourite snorkealling place in Cebeci. It is one of my favourite place to taking insect's photos also. We are snorkelling with my wife on the end of the rocky shore which is opposite to the beautiful island of the black sea there. Possibly the biggest island in the Black sea, in Turkey boundaries. Here is the ws post below...

My favourite place at Cebeci Seashore town

i took my "thin waisted killer" photo in the end of that rocky shore. Here you can see below...

Sand wasp

Speckled wood - Pararge aegeria

Description: Wingspan 4-4.5cm. Wings brown with pale yellow spots, especially on forewings; forewing with one eye-spot, hindwing with three; in the female (pictured) the pattern of yellowish spots is more extensive than in the male; underside of hind wing marbled brown yellow. The intensity of the colours varies greatly from place to place.
Distribution: Throughout the UK, but decreasing in numbers the farther north you travel. Found in open deciduous woods, on the edges of woods, in clearings, and along forest rides.

Flight period: Mid-March to October, usually with two or three broods.

Behaviour: Prefers to remain in shade and half-shade; readily rests on the leaves of shrubs and herbaceous plants; feeds on nectar and the juice of overripe berries, also on excrement and flowing tree sap. The male will vigorously defend his territory against intruders; the female lays her eggs singly on grass stems and the leaves of the caterpillar's food plants.

Caterpillar: Matt green with a short pale forked tail, with very short hairs. Feeds on Wood Sedge, False Brome, Bearded Couch, Cocksfoot, Yorkshire Fog and other species of grass. Chrysalis green or dark brown, suspended from the base of grass stems or beneath loose stones.

Hibernation: As a chrysalis, but occasionally as a caterpillar.



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Hi Ersin,
Great DoF, sharp, well focused, and neat image. Well composed picture. Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-10-07 21:06]

Hello Ersin,
Nice shot, good detail and colour, nicely framed. A little too much flash for me but it's subjective so just my taste really. Great note.

Hi Ersin

Great image. Nice wing pattern and colours, lovely colours and good clarity and sharpness. Very nice work. :-)

Hello Ersin,
beautiful composition, the details are very good.
Congratulation and thank you.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-08 3:54]

Hi Ersin

Nice to see another post from you, my friend!
WOW! Cibeci really looks spectacualr...i never thought it would look that great! It must be a splendid place for all sorts of insects ;)
This butterfly looks really beautiful as well.
I like the POV, with its wings wide opened and those nice "eyes" showing all their beauty. Lovely colors and framing and of cuorse a great compo.

Bravo and TFS

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-08 4:12]

Hello Ersin,
thank you for posting this nice picture of an entirely intact aegeria. Light, colours and sharpness are pretty good.
There are numerous images of aegeria in in TrekNature: It is nice to see the variation in colour intensity dependent on the origin of the specimens. Those of the western mediterranean area have very fiery orange-brown spots while those of 'my region' in Germany have even less brilliant colours. I think I will show an example later.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-08 5:37]

Hello Ersin,
Nice portait of The Speckled Wood of the same race, tircis, as we have in Sweden, with perhaps a little warmer tone to the yellow.
This shot is sharp and well-composed with the Maple leaves.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hi Ersin,
This is a beautiful capture with excellent details and a very nice composition. It is a beauty all right ;)It is so strange that you use your flash most of the time... Honneslty, I think I wouldn't know how to use it as I never use it:-)Well done and TFS,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-08 7:32]
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Hello Ersin,
Excellent sharp shot of this beautiful fresh Speckled Wood. I only wonder if the colours aren't affected by the flash? Your favourite place looks fabulous!!)
TFS, Ulla

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-08 12:55]

Hi Ersin,

A nice shot of the speckled wood,well captured shot,

Your beach looks quite interesting as well,


Merhaba Ersin.
2 günlük kısa bir tatilden az önce döndüm. Tatil dediğime bakma, köyde elma ve üzüm hasadı yaptık. Döndüğümde sitey bakınca çok sayıda mükemmel fotoğrafın yülenmiş olduğunu gördüm. Tabii şaşırmadım. Yalnız nasıl kritik yazacağım onu düşünüyorum :) Başlamak biirmenin yarısıdır diyerek besmele çekip senin fotodan giriştim yazmaya.

Nefis bir kelebek fotoğrafı. Teknik detaylarla ilgili yorumlar yeterince yapılmış. Tekrara lüzum yok. Eline sağlık, selamlar.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-09 7:09]

Simple but effective compo Ersin...

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
Lighting: ****
Framing *** (something wide in height)
Background: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note ****

Interesting inclusion of the second image.
Greetings... Ricardo

A beautiful picture of this speckled wood, those leaves there add value to the picture and the colors are good too. the sharpness is excellent and your notes too
Goutham R

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-10 15:19]

Hello Ersin,
very nice capture, POV, sharpness and details are wonderful. This closup is geourgeous and very well presented.

Well done Ersin,
Composed nicely with very good detail, DOF, and POV in this open-wing pose, I like it.
I did a quick WS to subtract some green from the subject, while adding a bit to the BG.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-20 9:44]

Hi Ersin.
Very nice composition.I like combination green and braun colours.Perfect POV,DOF.Fine light and beautiful nature colours.Well done!
Greetings Milos.

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