Two Melanargia-Titeas butterflies, on a thorn. An ant watching from the stalk...
A common medium butterfly in the eastern Mediterranean south of Turkey.
In Israel it is common throughout the coastal-plains, during the months of April through June. Wingspan about 55 mm.
Took the picture this morning in a trip through beautiful nature-reserve of "Rmat-Ha'Nadiv", I intend to post pictures later on the week, in the southern slops of the Mount Carmel.
A macro-program with zoom extract, RAW converted into JPEG, cropped top's and side. A WS attached.
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lousat (98297) 2012-05-05 8:58
Hi Ike,this is a great gift to a butterflies fans like me as you from treknature..ehehe..a very lucky meeting,i never seen this specie live,and a very good pic,not easy excellents details everywhere like in your pic,very good details and light management too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.
marcan44 (6315) 2012-05-05 9:11
una splendida macro delle due farfalle con magnifica nitidezza e colori.Lo sfondo sfuocato fa risaltare il primo piano.
Have a nice w.e.
ourania (51103) 2012-05-05 10:49
I don't know much about butterflies but I like them a lot and think they bring good luck. Your photo is very interesting and also well composed, with lovely lines, marvellous clarity, superb light management and wonderful colours. A real pleasure, well done and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-05-05 10:57
Two butterflies! Awesome timing and capture! Great lighting and good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-05 11:16
The one insect I like and not afraid of is butterfly. I fall for the colors, and sesigns on their wings. it is not easy to photograph them but you have done a fantastic job here. Love the sharp one on the blurry background. Beautiful white butterfly on the magenta flower. Excellent sharpness and atmosphere.
francio64 (39888) 2012-05-05 12:59
Hi dear Ike,
è difficile riprendere una farfalla e tu ne riprendi due? :))
Bravo! Ottima luce e bei dettagli!
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-05-05 14:56
Excellent macro with good contrast and excellent colors ! the sharpness is amazing
pierrefonds (71711) 2012-05-05 15:55
The flower are helping to frame the butterflies. The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the Melanargia-Titeas butterflies. The morning light is making the colors to standout. Have a nice day.
clic (18552) 2012-05-05 17:06
Those twins feeding on an hostile plant, caught masterfully, compose an interesting anatomy lesson as well as a lovely tableau.
The square crop suits well to the close view.
So sharp to the point I can see the ant going down the secondary stem!
Nicou (152062) 2012-05-05 19:59
suepr macro sur ce papillon fnatastique compo e tiamge quelle finesse quel effet une mervielle grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié
emka (107795) 2012-05-05 23:42
Hi Ike, So you know not only the birds, also butterflies. Nice image of these two beauties on a thorn. I like the blurred background. Excellent nature shot.
COSTANTINO (70230) 2012-05-05 23:50
only greetings for this special shot
welldone photo with delicate details
artistic and great work from you
wonderful colours,wonderful capture
JFS (32459) 2012-05-06 0:39
Fantastic close-up of these butterflies, lots of details. nice shot my friend!
sacimar (28975) 2012-05-06 1:37
I'm fine thanks, only very busy.... good nature image you present here, I like the details of the butterflies, the composition is nice with the brown background, well seen,
jhm (160941) 2012-05-06 4:33
I look always with an lot attention toward butterflies certainly in the nature.
Also a lovely sharpness and clarity and blurred background
I like these lovely nature picture.
Composition and presentation are nice.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
josepmarin (58359) 2012-05-06 5:15
you have caught a romantic scene of these butterflies on a plant, by means of a good close-up with a great sharpness.
A good work with the depth of field, the perfectly blurry background increases the three-dimensional sensation of the butterflies.
gildasjan (43824) 2012-05-06 5:25
Une très bonne prise de vue de ces deux papillons dans cet environnement végétal.L'arrière plan dans le flou met bien en valeur ces deux papillons.
Miguel82 (27752) 2012-05-06 5:50
A beautiful close up on this butterfly
many details to see
fine colors and excellent sharpness
pajaran (66338) 2012-05-06 6:03
Dobar trenutak sa leptirima na cvetu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad sa naglasenom ostrinom na motivu.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje.
Good time with butterflies on flowers ...
A good moment shot, sharpness and display beautiful colors.
Good work with a pronounced sharpness of the motif.
A lovely afternoon and all the best.
Silvio1953 (154133) 2012-05-06 9:42
Ciao Ike, great m,acro of lovely couple of fantastic butterflies, I never see thids specie in nature, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-06 11:01
Excellent capture of these butterflies Ike, and with stunning clarity and great detail to colors and light management. Of all the colors here, I really like the purple thorny leaves which really heightens my mind’s eye of your photo. Your POV and presentation is beautiful and pleasing. Great Job Ike!!
TFS...........Your Friend from California..........Buddy
Royaldevon (43931) 2012-05-06 11:10
Good Evening Ike,
Butterflies are a joy to photograph but not always easy to keep sharp! Your narrow dof is a treat, keeping the insects and the plant sharp, whilst the oof b/g is totally unobtrusive. The square format works well for this lovely composition.
My warm regards,
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-05-06 15:07
Blur back skilfully obtained, highlights this beautiful butterfly. The composition is nice and interesting. light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-05-06 20:59
beautiful shot of close up from fabulous POV. on this marvellous butterflies. Wonderful management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, contrast . Impressive composition impeccable executed. I like it a lot.Thanks for sharing. Awesome photo job.
All the best,
delpeoples (59880) 2012-05-07 3:25
Hello dear Ike
I do not remember seeing any macros in your Gallery before. This one is superb. Our friend Silvio 1953 who is an expert in butterflies, would love this photo. Superb use of the shallow depth of field, impressive sharpness and wonderful colour and light management.
bayno (18344) 2012-05-07 4:28
Very good capture Ike, lovely colors and great deatails, i like also the blurred BG...one of your best...
have a good day...
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-07 7:40
Very wonderful macro shoot.Very nice zoom.Perfect lightning and tones.Very nice frame.Well done!
Have a nice evening
danos (103212) 2012-05-08 1:08
Good morning Ike,
nice the closer view of the image with the details of the butterflies to are sitting on the wild plant.I like the clarity as the light management of the image with the brilliant light to bring out the details of it.
Have a good day,danos
maria-v1981 (10964) 2012-05-08 12:08
This is a very carefully composed shot with great colour pallete. You managed light excellently and the pov is perfect.
All the best
paololg (31448) 2012-05-09 13:31
Ciao dear Ike,
wonderful image of this butterfly (even the ant), a rarity in TE!
I really like the contrast between the perfect sharpness and the BG out of focus that gives the feeling of the tridimensionality. Fantastic also the light. Sincere compliments, this is a feast for the eyes!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!
jemaflor (103667) 2012-05-10 4:22
Well taken, good sharpness and light management, interesting with the colors of the flowers, well made.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-05-11 10:54
Ola Ika ,
Boa macro a estas duas borboletas tem uns bonitos tons de castanho nas asas , boa luz a iluminar a borboleta da frente , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
kordinator (15433) 2012-05-15 1:35
I like a lot this your close-up
Excellent sharp detail and lovely colors.
Fine blurred background.
Interesting workshop angle.
claudeD (41880) 2012-05-15 9:01
WONDERFUL MACRO SHOT OF THIS BUTTERFLY WITH EXCELLENT COLORS AND PERFECT SHARPNESS. vERY WELL DONE.TFS.
WITH REGARTDS FROM lUXEMBOURG
UlfE (14641) 2012-05-15 12:41
A very nice and interesting butterfly photo. The commposition and cropping are very good. Melanargia Titea is not butterfly we have in Northern Europe. I note though that this species like many other butterflies seem to like thistles. TFS and have a nice evening!
adramad (49992) 2012-05-15 16:21
Who have achieved great macro of this beautiful butterfly sipping the thistle, the diffuse background, gives a lovely touch and makes the object image, highlight and 3D.
Wow ..... I love and enjoy.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-05-15 16:25
A great macro photography. Thirsty for the nectar of two beautiful butterflies on thistle flowers. Wonderful colors and even a sample depth of field. Image I really like.
צהריים טובים. צילום מאקרו נהדר. צמא הצוף של שני פרפרים יפים על פרחים גדילן. צבעים נפלאים ואפילו עומק דגימה מהשדה. תמונה שאני מאוד אוהב. שלך.
sacavem (18620) 2012-05-17 13:54
Nice macro shot with fresh colour and great detail. I like you composed the butterfly in kind of diagonal position.
serp2000 (45970) 2012-05-18 6:20
well captured! It is not easy to shot the butterflies. But you did it. Perfect macro shot, good sharpness and vivid colours. TFS!
jmdias (69250) 2012-05-22 16:12
nice image showing these two butterflies and the flower. nice job with the light and sharpness.,
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-06-06 2:11
very good details and colors. perfect background blur.
Cricri (126750) 2012-06-07 10:21
Très jolie macro des deux papillon sur la fleur, netteté et couleurs bien rendu sur le fond flou, très belle réalisation
baddori (20161) 2012-09-29 22:51
Democratically vie for the flower.
Or greedy, or as politicians, because eating one.
A nice shot and a librea with colors and transparency
fabbs99 (17179) 2012-10-08 7:59
Lovely sight of the colorful butterfly feeding on a thorn.Nice macro shot.The colors are deep and the details are excellently expressed.Great POV and good composition.TFS.
Cheers and be happy
thebest (4276) 2012-10-14 4:43
Wonderful Macro shot of these two lovely butterflies - EXCELLENT COMPOSITION - I like the blurred out background - clarity is very good indeed.
A really great photo.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-02-20 12:42
Hello Ike, love is in the air for these two beautiful Melanargia-Titeas!!!Beautiful pair of butterflies with amazing colors, elegant posing and delicate appearance!
all the best,
mirosu (16273) 2013-04-17 22:12
Again I picked up one from your "older" very nice photos. I like very much this excellent butterfly close-up image with nice colors, in perfect light, very good clarity and sharpness as well as perfect bokeh.
silah (2798) 2015-01-11 7:22
I noticed that you have macro capture. It seems that very well taken one. Two butterflies and one ant are in the same frame. TFS my friend. GREETINGS
mcmtanyel (29700) 2015-07-04 16:31
This is pretty impressive macro photography. I love the perfect clarity in the vicinity of the subject. The poor ant must be watching with great care.
berek (50508) 2015-09-12 21:30
Good morning Ike
Very nice macro two butterfly on the flower, sharpness and colors well rendered on the blurred background, beautiful realization
have a nice Sunday.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (79211)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-05 8:50