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A Beauty on Lantana

A Beauty on Lantana
Photo Information
Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 3 N: 3088] (10784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Arthropods from the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-09 0:26
Viewed: 1779
Points: 41
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) [in Turk. Kırlangıçkuyruk], is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as ‘Common Yellow Swallowtail’ or, simply, ‘Swallowtail’ (a common name applied to all members of the family). It is the type species of the genus Papilio and occurs throughout the Palearctic region in Europe and Asia; it also occurs across North America, and thus is not restricted to the Old World, despite the common name.

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PS. Exposure:1/250-f7.1-iso200.





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  • Great 
  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2008-10-09 0:28]

Beautiful butterfly!
Great details!

See you!


  • Great 
  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-10-09 0:32]

Merhaba Bayram Bey ;)))
FANTASTIC shot, light, composition, Compliments,
J ;)

Günaydın Bayram Hocam,
İlk kez komşuyuz:) Nefis bir makro çekim daha..Işık muhteşem, renk ve detaylar süper olmuş.Tebrikler,


Hi Bayram,

This is indeed a beauty, sitting here bathing in glorious light.


Merhaba Bayram Abi
Muhteşem bir makro daha sizden
Renkleri ve detayları olağanüstü yakalamışsınız

Really ecxellent picture of the butterfly because the light flows just on the right angle of the butterfly as also the flowers. The sharpness is amazing and composition is dramatic and excellent

Hello Bayram
the clarity and sharpness of this wonderful scene are great. beautiful vivid colors of the butterfly and flowers, with a well done blurred background.

Merhaba Bayram Bey,
muhteşem bir macro daha,
ışığı mükemmel yakalamışsınız,
renkler ve detaylar koyu renk arka planda daha bir harika olmuş,
ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık,

  • Great 
  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 7] (44)
  • [2008-10-09 2:16]

Karşı yönden gelen ışığı harika kullanmışsınız hocam. Kırlangıçkuyruğun duruşu ve kanat altlarının görülmesi de çok iyi olmuş. Elinize sağlık.

Hi Bayram,
Wow, what an excellent shot! Perfect depth of field and excellent sharpness. Good amount of light also. I wanted to know how it would look if it had just a little more colour intensity so I did a little workshop for you to consider. Hope it's ok with you!
P.S. We have a 300kb limit on photo sizes here so make the most of it!

The POV is very good here.
The light falling on wings gives nice details of the patterns.
Good details and colors. :)

Merhaba Bayram, an other splendid view of this elegant Papilio by great POV, lovely composition with beautiful flower, fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, an other superb macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Bayram bey,
Kırlangıç kuyruk renkli transparan elbisesi il
adeta defileye çıkmış gibi. Kompozisyon, focus
ve ışık kullnımı muhteşem. Selam,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Selam Bayram Hoca,
Müthiş bir ışık gösterisi. Çok sevdim
Selahattin E

Beautiful against the light photography. Nice creative macro work. One of the Best butterfly image.

Merhaba Bayram,

Outra excelente foto desta linda borboleta.
The colors and clarity are great!
Congratulations and TFS.

Hello Bayram.

This is such an amazing shot with some back lighting. The translucency of the wings exposing excellent markings with fine sharpness. I like the close framing on this lantana. The silenced background is pleasing and wonderful and useful notes as always. :-) Well done and thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Jusni Nasirun
Sunday October 12, 2008

A nice shot of the swallowtails wings - the lighting really emphasizes the patterns. I'm not sure that the POV is the best one with most of the body obscured and the eye lost amongst the dark background.
Thanks for sharing

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-10-28 1:15]

Hello Bayram,
excellent play of light.
well controlled to give a very good effect on the subject.
Well taken opportunity.


hello Bayram,

i like the POV and low DOV here.. beautiful swallowtail in the position.. very sharp and clear indeed.. excellent work.. tfs..

regards, terry

Beautiful capture Bayram.
The lighting in your image really brings out the colour of this Swallowtail so nicely, especially it's wings. The colour of the Lantana is a nice compliment to the colour of the Swallowtail. Well done!
TFS Janice ; )

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