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Colias croceus

Colias croceus
Photo Information
Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Kurdistan [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-12 1:10
Viewed: 2494
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Colias croceus is a small butterfly of the Pieridae family, that is, the Yellows and Whites. In India and nearby regions it is known as the Dark Clouded Yellow or Common Clouded Yellow to distinguish it from the other species of clouded yellows occurring there; elsewhere it is often simply known as "the clouded yellow".

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Hexapoda

Class: Insecta

Subclass: Pterygota

Infraclass: Neoptera

Superorder: Endopterygota

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked): Rhopalocera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Pieridae

Subfamily: Coliadinae

Tribe: Coliadini

Genus: Colias

Species: C. croceus

Binomial name
Colias croceus
(Geoffroy, 1785)


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beautiful macro photography. thank you for sharing.

Dostum günaydın! Bugün bana tatil:) ama sen bu dilberi harika bir kompozisyonda çekmişsin. Art alan, derinlik ve detaylar süper. eline ve emeğine sağlık.
Spas ü piroz dikim.
Bi salven germ...


hello Durzan
good light and very good result, the colours exceptional, as exceptional the opposition with the background, very beautiful photo!

Ciao Durzan, fantastic bicolor macro, fascinating composition with beautiful colias on a lovely flower, superb blurry BG, splendid light and wonderful sharpness, very well done, have a good week, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-12 3:05]

Hello Durzan,
Perfect shot of this Colias. Excellent composition, beautiful colour-combination, a nice blurred background, all to make a wonderful picture. Best regards Siggi

Hello Cirano,
Extraordinary macro with fantastic colors and fine details.
Best regards,

Slav Durzan. Perfect light management on beautiful natual butterfly and flower's colour. Stunning details and exciting BG.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-10-12 4:49]

Very good colors and details, very nice composition!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-12 5:27]

hello Durzan,
Your shots always have a poetical character, which pleses me very much. Here it is the colour which creates this special atmosphere. Lovely and original picture of the fine Colias.
Thanks and kind regards

hello Durzan
very nice composition with good soft light
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Wow, Durzan bhaijaan!
This is another lovely macro contribution from you!
The grey-to-blue blurry BG works well here, as it gives wonderful contrast to this dark colored butterfly. The sharpness and POV are perfect. The DOF is very well maintained.
Great composition!

best regards,

A lovely shot with the beautiful Cirano touch!
Your style is so unique, my friend!

Durzan merhaba ,
Sarı ve yeşil tonların armonisi nefis olmuş .
Eline , emeğine sağlık dostum .

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-12 12:00]

Hello Durzan,
This is a very beautiful photo. The colours are splendid, in butterfly, flower and BG. Excellent sharpness and details. Superb composition and POV.
TFS and regards,

Merhaba Durzan,

A great shot with fine coloration, sharpness & details. Lovely POV, pose & BG.

Well done & TFS.



Hi Durzan,
Excellnte capture of this butterfly in composite, nice pic and good composition.
TFS & Best regards.

Hello Durzan
great Capture ! yellow butterfly on yellow flower !
the wonderful sunlight illuminated ths shot very nicely and the contrasting blue BG is splendid, great sharp details and superb composition
Have a good night

Hello Durzan,

another fine macro from an beutiful butterfly.
good pov dof and bg.

fine colours.


Love the colors here and the composition with lots of space, this kind of compo works when the bg is not cluttered :-)

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