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Polygonia c-album

Polygonia c-album
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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: 2010-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-12 10:00
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Points: 58
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Branded Butterfly.!


Polygonia c-album, (Linnaeus, 1758 )
Comma Butterfly

Turkish Name: Yırtık Pırtık Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: In general, are seen everywhere in Turkey, mainly in northern Anatolia.

Distribution in the world : Europe, North Africa and in many regions of Asia, is a common species.

Living Area: The butterflies, live at altitudes of 2000 meters above sea level. Houses, gardens or city parks and wooded areas are seen.

Flight time: Spring and summer flies, to form two or three generations. Climate conditions, according to their observed until the end of October.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars: Urtica, ribes, Ulmus and Humulus species feed on plants.

Description-Notes: Spring and summer flying, and adults of a species sleeps in winter. Summer generation darker in color. Very good, a master of camouflage. Dark stain pattern, orange-brown wings. The wing edges are irregular appearance. Wings are closed the tree trunk appears in the form of dried leaves almost unnoticed. The white color under the wings and horizontal "C"-shaped spots, a distinctive feature. Because of this stain, also referred to as the comma butterfly.

Wingspan: 44-48 mm long.

Similar Species:
·Southern Comma-Polygonia egea, (Cramer 1775)

Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.122
O.Kocak's :Türkiye'nin Kelebekleri Comma Butterfly

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa: Comma Butterfly


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Hi Seyfi.
Very nice photo of this butterfly. Amazing natural colours. Great sharpness. Nice green background.
Thanks for sharing,

Wonderful clear like the real thing image with incredible simplicity and breathtaking beauty Seyfi. I love it!
George Veltchev

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-12 10:10]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A superb macro of c-album, the closed wing position taken with excellent sharpness, natural colours, from an ideal POV and set in a pleasing composition against a neutral BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2011-01-12 10:14]

Hello Seyfi
elegant macro composition with beautiful Polygonia, fine details and very vivid colors, great sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-12 10:17]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent photo of this butterfly in fantastic sharpness, details and superb contrasting natural colours. The BG is gorgeous. Great POV and composition.

Merhaba Seyfi,
a superb capture of the Comma Butterfly, outstanding sharpness, splendid colours with a marvellous contrast against a very good green BG, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Tebrik ederim, saygıalrımla

Perfect photo of this beautiful butterfly. regards Yiannis

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-12 11:24]

Hello Seyfi
Nice macro capture with great details, wonderful colors and nice composition

Ciao Seyfi. One of the best C recently seen! Magnificent colours in contrast with the green soft BG. Excellente details.


hello Seyfi
beautiful coloured picture with great sharpness and good details
lovely shot
greeting lou

Hi Seyfi, this is a beautiful capture. Perfect sharpness and butterfly details and great focus. Thanks for sharing

Ciao Seyfi, splendid light on a fantastic Polygonia c-album, wonderful colors, lovely blurry BG, superb sharpness and fine details, great macro, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

La plasmaste a la perfección, con una luz magnífica y unos colores realmente sorprendentes.
Enhoranbuena Seyfi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-12 14:09]

Hi Seyfi,a nice memory of the late summer,a specie very common in my country too and one of the first to appear in springtime,very nice composition,sharpness and colors,the best POV to see the C ! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

enfes detaylar, harika pozlama ve renkler. sade fon ve açı yanında keskin detaylar da çok güzel. elinize sağlık Seyfi Bey. iyi geceler, selamlar.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-01-12 17:29]

Very successful profile of this butterfly. Accurate sharpness, fine colour and contrast. Well composed too.

hello Seyfi

great macro shot of this butterfly, with fine POV
and framing, superb focus sharpness and details,
excellent light, color tones and contrast, TFS


Hallo Seyfi
Absolute delightful. Such a splendour of colours and markings. Indeed a feast to the eye. Gives me much pleasure looking at this pretty butterfly with its bright and warm colours. Photography is great and composition very pleasant. Thanks for sharing this beauty that reminds me so much about summer at its hottest, which we are curretly experiencing here in Empangeni. Thanks for sharing and for interesting note. Best regards.

Hello Seyfi,

an nice image from this butterfly with razor sharpness and low pov.
Exellent bg.
Fine colors.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-13 5:41]

Hello Seyfi.
A very clear photo of this Polygonia c-album.Exellent DOF and POV.Good sharpness and detail.Nice natural surroundings.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-13 6:19]

Stunning image of the beautiful Comma butterfly with excellent colors and lighting. tfs.

Hello Seyfi,
Beautifull point of view and excellent quality of sharpenss. I also like the vivid colours and great blurred BG. Well done!

Hello Seyfi
Impressive photo. The POV, the composition the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-15 23:07]

Merhaba Seyfi,
really a wonderful presentation of this polygonia. How I like its "ugly" wings, full of texture and pleasant details.
you have composed it wonderfully with the intense green background so well defined.
Excellent perching position too.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-16 4:50]

Hello Seyfi,
Missed this simple and efficient picture of the special-shaped Polygonia-butterfly. Excellent sharpness which allows to see all details of the subtle-colored wings and the typical c. Ideal blurred green background too.
thanks and kind regards

Hi Seyfi,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Polygonia c-album butterfly. The afternoon light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-01-17 9:41]

Hi Seyfi,

This butterfly is magnificent! This picture is beautiful! You show this wonderful C-album off so nicely with its intricate patterns and fantastic colors. The razor sharp details are fantastic. A lovely pose, marvelous composition and perfect background. Stunning shot.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-19 9:26]

Hi Seyfi.
Once more brilliant shot from you. I cannot imagine more nice presentation of the splendid butterfly. POV, framing and composition are the best. Details of the bud and butterfly are outstanding as well as lights, colours and smooth amazing BG. Bravo. Great job.

congratulations Seyf for the picture, excellent details and light, classic background, I find it very nice, the same your butterfly collection,

ciao, tino

Hello Seyfi - Another stunning butterfly with as usual splendid BG. Excellent details and sharpness. Great work. Thanks for sharingm Regards - Srikumar

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