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Hermit ♂

Hermit  ♂
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2,8 I, B+W F - Pro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-27 7:50
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chazara briseis, (Linnaeus,1764)

Turkish Name : Cadı Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Anywhere in Turkey.

Distribution in the world: All Mediterranean countries South and Middle Europe, Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Kazakhstan and Middle Asia to Afghanistan, Siberia and Northwest China.

Living Area: Altitude of 2000-2500 meters above sea level. Dry, stony slopes and steppes.

Flight time: One generation. Late-May - early-October.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Grasses, especially Festuca spp. plants are fed with.

Description-Notes: This is a summer-autumn butterfly. This is a hot dry habitat specialist. Very large butterfly. Timid, flying fast. Sits on the rocks, rarely on herbaceous plants. Occasionally feeds on flowers. Between the stones would be very well camouflaged. In both sexes, underside of forewing is grayish brown with a wide cream postmedian band that contains two spots; note the blackish bar in the middle of cell and a broad Brown stripe at cell-end Hindwing of male is mottled gray Brown with a whitsh median band and a broken dark Brown basal band while Female’s speckled hindwing lacks any obvious pattern. The larvae live singly and hibernate.

Wingspan: 50-60 mm long.

Endangerment: Threatened with extinction. It is in serious decline in its Northern Europe range for reasons unknown.

Origin of the name: Brizeida (Greek mythology) - the daughter of the king lelegov Brizeya; after the destruction of her home town, her husband's death and the brothers - Prisoner of Achilles, and later - Agamemnon.

Similar Species:
• Southern Hermit - Chazara prieuri, (Pierret, 1837)
• Dark Rockbrown - Chazara persephone, (Hubner, [1805])


1.Baytas A., 2007. A Field Guide To The Butterflies Of Turkey/NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul. .170 pp.
2. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa- Hermit
3. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- Hermit
4. Lepiforum.de: Help for determining the proven European butterfly species - Hermit
5. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Hermit
6. Babochki-kavkaza’s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - Hermit
7. EuroButterflies : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Hermit
8. Wolfgang Wagner: Lepidoptera and their ecology – Hermit
9. Schmetterling - Raupe: Butterflies of Germany - Hermit


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-27 7:55]

Hello Seyfi,
Amazing beautiful macro in splendid warm light, great sharpness, details and taken from a very good POV. Nice blurry background and a fine composition.

Hello Seyfi- As usual useful NOTE. In your picture I always like the way you manage BG and here also same splendid BG I can see. Against such BG, this beautiful butterfly looking splendid. Excellent composition with perfect(to me) sharpness. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Regards and have a nice WE- Srikumar

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-09-27 8:52]

Hello Seyfi,
I like everything about this shot. The butterfly you chose is certainly a beautiful specimen, and you have captured it perfectly. Detail is tac sharp, composition very eye pleasing and the blurred colorful BG is a real bonus. Great job!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-27 8:58]

HI Seyfi,it's always a great pleasure to watch your butterflies,this is an another beautiful masterwork,a rare specie caught in a classic pose and with fantastic detail and bright colors,very very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Seyfi
very nice picture with good composition and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lfantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2014-09-28 10:00]

Seyfi bey, .. netlik ve AD ile nefis bir çekim; .. kompo ve renler gerçekten cezbediyor; .. tebrikler, selâmlar

nuri :)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-09-29 4:34]

Hello Seyfi,
A striking beauty this Hermit! I love butterflies of this species, they have so artistical wings. Fine blurred background too. Very fine posting.
Kind regards

Hello Seyfi

Perfect completly perfect shot, very nice composition, excellent clarity, fine details, very nice BG colors, nice POV.



Hello Seyfi,
A very nice specimen....As I see you post a splendid specie with perfect focus and details as you usually do. Excellent contrast and fantastic sharpness. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-09-30 14:19]

Beautiful species in a great picture. I like it and the composition. Congratulation.

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