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Ypthima asterope - Karagoz / Ring


Ypthima asterope - Karagoz / Ring
Photo Information
Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): LEPIDOPTERA of Turkiye and Cyprus [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-20 11:10
Viewed: 3464
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ypthima asterope - Karagoz [TR], Ring [EN] is a small butterfly (LEPIDOPTERA: SATYRIDAE).
Distribution: It lives in Turkish Mediterranean coastal region (Adana, Antalya, Hatay, Mersin, and Muğla prov). Actually, it is an African butterfly and it ranges in Mediterranean coastal countries and islands, the Middle East, India, and Afghanistan.
Habitat: bushy areas in coastal regions.
Flight Period: from March to October (or early Nowember).
Host Plant: Its larvae feed on mainly Cynodon spp. (Ayrıkotu [TR], Bermuda Grass or Dog's Tooth Grass [EN]) and some other plants from the family POACEAE.
Subspecies: The nominotypic form, Y. asterope asterope, has been known from Turkiye.

The shot was taken, walking along a forest road among pine forest above several kilometers from Mediterranean coast in Arsuz. Upper side of open wings were relatively hard to photography. However, dorsal aspect can be seen on Workshop.

----------REFERENCE---------
Koçak, Ö., 2010
: Ypthima asterope (Klug, 1832), Karagöz - Ring [African Ringlet Common Three], Türkiye'nin Kelebekleri [visiting on August, 20th, 2010].

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-20 11:13]

Hi Ahmet
What a great shot of this wonderful Ypthima asterope , new for me, but wonderful colored.
Congratulation for this beauty!
Horia

Hello Ahmet,
Exceptionally well taken shot of this butterfly! The great sharpness and the nice colors in the black background are a fantastic choice. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

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  • izida Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 0] (1232)
  • [2010-08-20 11:35]

Merhabalar Ahmet
Cok etkiliyeci bir kelebek ve ilk kez goruyorum
Basarili makro cekimi ayrica
Elinize ve emeginize saglik
Saygilar,Gulsen

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-20 11:35]

Hello Ahmet,
Very beautiful and sharp detialed photo of this butterfly. Special colours with the blue point in the wing as a bonus. Good contrast against the black BG. Great POV and composition.
Have a good weekend,
Peter

Selam Ahmet Bey.
Siyah fonda çok etkili bir makro olmuş.
Türde çok güzel
Tebrikler.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-20 12:40]

God kväll (Good evening) Ahmet,
A superb capture of Y. asterope taken from a great lateral POV in fine lighting while resting with the wings closed on a flower seed-head.
The sharpness and colours are excellent against the contrasting dark BG.
A great portrait of a species that I have never seen
Cok tesekkür ederim dostum.
Eline saglik,
Ivan

hello Ahmet
so good is this picture
great details and beautiful colours
nice pose
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-20 13:34]

Hello Ahmet,
Superb macro capture of this Ypthima asterope on a dry flower from wonderful POV with impeccable details, great DOF and delightful composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-20 16:12]

Hi Ahmet,

A beautiful capture of this pretty Ring with a nice peek of the other side of the wing. The colors, details and textures of the wings and head are wonderful. A lovely composition and just fantastic against the black background.

Jane

Hello Ahmet,
Great capture with outstanding details and marvelous blurred background.
Excellent contrast and good focus.
Marius.

Hi Ahmet,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Ring butterfly. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. I also liked the open wing version in WS. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-21 8:27]

Hi Ahmet,fantastic way to capture this rare beauty,i like a lot the darkness of the pic,the black background and the excellent light on the wing,perfect to discover the beautifull design and colors...Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

ciao Ahmet!
this satyridae is not easy to see on T.N.
fine details against the black background
sin.. for the upper wing enclosed,with the large ocellus
thanks ciao sERGIO

Merhaba Ahmet,
Great capture of this pretty species. Very interesting contrast. Spots are really beautiful. The colours of this Satyridae with open wings are impressive too. İyi geceler,
Catherine

Hello Ahmet,
Nice pose, great variation of a classial POV, correctly flash use, congratulations!... All here is detailded!... wow!
TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hi,

Congratulation for the nice shot of asterope. Arsuz isa new location for.

best regards..

Ciao Ahmet, grrat macro of lovely butterfly, I never see before, thanks, beautiful contrast against dark BG, wonderful sharpness and splendid details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ahmet
i love the beautiful wings of this butterfly,
excellent sharpness, great colors and lighting
fine contrast against the blackBG
Have a good night
Jacqueline

Yaşadığım ilçe olan Alanya'da ilkbahar ve sonbaharda (Mart-Kasım arası uçmakta) çokça görüp, izlediğim, fotoğraflaması oldukça sorunlu olan bir tür Karagöz. Bitki üstünde çekmek neredeyse çok zor. Sabah erken, beslenme saatlerinde hem bitki üstünde hemde kanat üstünü alabilmek mümkün. Alanyada çiftleşirken de fotoğraflamıştık 2008 Ekim ayında.

Kanat altı fotoğrafı olarak oldukça tatmin edici.Ellerinize sağlık.


Dostlukla

Hallo Ahmet
Beautiful detail captured on this Ypthima asterope's wings. The markings and colours are fine and very delicate and soft on the eye. The coloured circles on the wings are lovely and compliments the fine delicate details well.
I also like the striped detail in the eye as well as on the antennas. The almost full framed centralized composition is to my liking and the overall presentation is lovely. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-23 9:07]

Hello Ahmet,
This butterfly looks very beautiful against the dark background and I like its pose on the wilted Thistle. Great DOF and sharpness and wonderful colours too!
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,

Koyu renk arka plan, güzel detyaların ortaya çımasına zemin hazırlamış.
Çok net mükemmel bir çekim.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,
Mehmet

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