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Apollo


Apollo
Photo Information
Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Kenko 2x TC+ Minolta f 2:8 1:1 50 mm Mac
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-01-30 17:20
Viewed: 3390
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yes dear friends. This time this is Apollo's or Mountain Apollo's turn to share.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Parnassius
Species & Binominal Name: Parnassius apollo

This wonderful species is the largest butterfly that flying in Turkey. Perhaps it is most beauteful butterfly of my region too. I don't know this specimen is male or female but it is clearly beautiful. They live betwen elevation of 1000 and 2200 meters and preferring flowery meadows and mountain pastures. It is found on Northern Anatolian Mountains (especialy Uludag, Bolu Daglari and Kaçkarlar). Also it is found on mountains in Europe. It is a well-known but rarely found butterfly. Because its population is decreasing rapidly. Acid rains, environmental pollution, some illnesses even butterfly collectors cause this situation. If measures are not taken, we can see them only photos like this, and they live only our memories.

I don't like give "copy & paste" informations from other sites (especially Wikipedia) with my photos. If you search on "uncle Google" he gives you many many information about yours searched item.

*You can find inside of wings and caterpillar form as workshop.

P.S.: I had to use fill flash because I took it after sunset. And anymore it is not easy to find it on Uludag. I looked for it about 3 years... Perhaps this photo is not the best, but for this time this is my best.

Have a nice Sunday
Greetings.

rousettus, scorpio-TR, Taralee, siggi, jhm, anemone, sandpiper2, maurydv, anel, red45, rimas has marked this note useful
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Hi Fevzi,
The result with the flash is very good, especially if it is an elusive butterfly! very good job. Particularly I think the flash pictures are slightly less artistic, but in the case of the butterflies are great to see better details of the species.
Add photos of the caterpillar and the adult with open wings make this post in a nicely documented work, even though you sent us to find in "Uncle google". ha... ha... :-)
Thanks for sharing, good job! greetings!
Jesús

müthiş bir güzellik, harika bir kare. hayran kalınmayacak gibi değil. koyu fonla harika bir tezatlık oluşmuş ki Apollonun güzelliği daha da ön plana çıkmış. keskin detaylar, açı, kadraj ve ışık kullanımı mükemmel. çerçeve ve sunum da. Google türü fastfood cinsi bilgilerden ziyade orijinal bilgiler ve notlar çok daha güzel oluyor. Workshop olarak eklediğiniz kareler de çok güzel. türü tamamlamış.
elinize sağlık Fevzi Bey. bu güzel paylaşım için çok teşekkürler.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-30 19:50]

Salam Akhi Fevzi,
very beautiful presentation in ecellent clarity and sharpness.
I like the great contrast of the butterfly and the flower. Well lighted view with superbs clarity.
Congratulations.

regards,
Foozi

Stunning! you have captured the details well.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-30 23:15]

Hello Fevzi
What a beautiful butterfly.The colours are vivid and well saturated.A wonderful composition with excellent POV and DOF.The OOF and dark BG is superb.TFS
Best regards Siggi

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-01-30 23:38]

Merhaba Fevzi,

Lovely position of the butterfly, nice sharpness and splendid colors.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,
John

Fantastic image with great looking colors and clarity.The black background is adding importance to the image.
Nice work
Regards
Nazir

Fevzi bey muhteşem bir kelebek ve makrosu.
Elinize sağlık.
Özgür

Hello Fevzi,
Great job! The colors and details are really amazing. About the flash, you have no choice as you said and it can be an advantage in this case: we can see more details and our attention is more focused on this rare and fantastic butterfly. Congratulations and have a nice Sunday,
Catherine

Hi Fevzi

It looks like your apollo is hanging on to that flower very tightly. The flash has highlighted the details quite nicely and gievn you good sharpness. Well done on finding this dissapearing butterfly.

chris

Günaydın Fevzi Dostum:)

Henüz çekme şerefine nail olamadığım bir tür. Yalancısını çekmiştim ama onu da henüz yükleyemedim:) Karanlık art alanda konu kontrast bir şekilde ön plana çıkmış tüm güzelliği ile. Papatyaya "dokunmayın bu sadece benim":) der gibi tutunmuş:) dilber.
Eline ve emeğine sağlık. İyi pazarlar dostum.
Selamlar.

Bayram

Hi dear Fevzi ,
Great macro with excellent details and nice BG.

TFS
Saeed

Merhaba Fevzi, fantastic butterfly in a nice composition, fine details, great contrast against dark BG, splendid colors and wonderful sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Fevzi,
a fantastic capture of this splendid mountain butterfly taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness and marvellous colours, very interesting picture of its caterpillar on WS, very well composed.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-31 4:56]

Hello Fevzi,
Excellent detailed photo of this butterfly. Great colours in beautiful contrast against the dark BG. Good POV, composition and DOF.
Regards,
Peter

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-31 5:02]

Hello Fevzi,
To see Parnassius apollo is already a pleasure. To catch it with the lens, is even better. And the greatest satisfaction is to succeed to make a beautiful shot. It's what you did! Mes compliments!
Kind regards
Anne

Ciao Fevzi. Very good DOF here and exciting light to exalt brigh natural colours. Stunning details. Fabolouse the black BG

Roberto

geceleyin görüp yazamamıştım; bayıldım doğrusu. diğer mesajımda yazdığım gibi görüp de çekme fırsatı bulamadığım harika güzellikte bir kelebek.
notunuz mütevazi olsa da mükemmel bir çekim. gönülden tebrik ediyorum. netlik, kadraj, koyu fon, renkler, pozlama telafisi, çerçeve ve açı; hepsi harikulade. zevkle izlenen bir kare. eline sağlık hemşehrim. sağlıcakla kal; selamlar.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-01-31 8:40]

Merhaba Fevzi!

Beautifull picture of fantastic specie. Congratulations for capturing this long wanted butterfly. I think flash didn't ruin your photo - insect looks great with natural colours and excellent sharpness and black helps to show its beauty. Great post!

nice portrait, TFS Ori

Ecelente luz, excelente fondo y unos colores vivos captados muy fielmente. Gran nitidez también del todo el conjunto. Una fotografía muy especial.
Saludos y gracias por tus amables comentarios
Fevzi: Josep Ignasi.

Selamlar fevzi bey,
netlik ve detaylar mükemmel.
elinize sağlık.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2010-02-02 23:48]

Hello Fevzi,
Fantastic macro with lovely and rarely found butterfly. Excellent result and beautiful presentation after a three-year search.
Best regards,
Rimantas

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