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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: 2011-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-11 9:03
Viewed: 3052
Points: 72
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100 photography and for me, a special butterfly ..

Parnassius apollo, (Linnaeus,1758)

Turkish Name: Apollo Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: In Turkey, the Aegean and Thrace can not survive at all. Central Anatolia, Mediterranean, live in the high hills of the Western Black Sea and Eastern Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: From Europe to Japan are seen as regions with locally.

Living Area: In the mountains above 1000 meters, flowering, and lives in rocky areas. Large meadows on the fly and loves eating. Feeding from flower, without a lot of damage possible to get closer.

Flight time: Late June, fly up to the end of August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: After hatching, the caterpillars, "Sedum album" fed the leaves of plants thrive.

Description-Notes: Apollo butterfly in Europe are all the high mountains. Apollo butterfly living in mountainous regions at an altitude of 1000-6000 meters, is a species that can survive. This moth-like black feathers on their bodies are covered with fur. Dark color of the body, the butterfly help absorb heat from the sun. Black and white spotted wings, the other is greater than the wings of butterflies. Thus, a larger surface provided to receive the sun's rays. In addition, this method, the butterfly wings can help an extraordinary rise. The wings are very thin, so it is almost transparent. This is easily absorbed by the sun's rays will help the butterfly. Mate and lay eggs in the first half of August. Completes the pass to fly around the development of 360 days and 5 days. Butterflies begin to fly in the first days of August can reach 12 cm length. The female butterfly, before he died at equal intervals of 100 eggs around the plants called sedum leaves complements the life of the butterfly.
Leaves at equal intervals. That purpose, to provide nutrition for all plants equally.

Protection Status: Apollo butterflies are in danger extinction. The reason is unclear, but reduces the number of insects in the collection of persons engaged in collection. However, this business has an impact on the disease and acid rain. Europe, Poland has the most. Czech Republic is about to run out. Sweden and Finland, and the number is decreasing rapidly.

Male wingspan: 70-84 mm,
Female wingspan 76-90 mm. long.

Similar Species:

• Small Apollo - Parnassius phoebus (Fabricius, 1793)
• Caucasian Apollo - Parnassius nordmanni (Ménetries,1850)
• Clouded Apollo, Clouded Parnassius- Parnassius mnemosyne (Linnaeus,1758)

1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul..20 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Apollo
3. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Turkiye Kelebek Gozlemcileri - Apollo
4. Captain's: European Butterfly Guide - Apollo


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-11 9:14]

Woow Seyfy!!Nothing better to celebrate your 100th post! This is a fantastic specie and i dream to meet it me too one day!Great pic whit a super sharpness,magic colors and very impressive light balance,impossible to make better.Thanks a lot for this wonderfull gift.Have a nice evening! Luciano

Hello Seyfi,
Congratulations on your 100th posting! This is a top quality capture taken with excellent sharpness and details. I also like colours, POV and beautiful blurred BG. Well done!

Hi Seyfi,

Excellent picture of this beautiful butterfly taken from a nice POV & colors.
Great sharpness & a good composition. Well done & TFS.

hello Seyfi
Wauwh this is super sharpness and good details
i love the beautiful colours to
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Seyfi,
100 ... vous avez dit : 100 ... et en plus une magnifique image d'un papillon avec une grande netteté et de jolies couleurs.

Hallo Seyfi,
congratulations on your 100th post on TrekNature; a fantastic capture of the Apollo, so special butterfly, superb sharpness and marvellous bright colours, excellent point of view and composition.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-11 10:25]

Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful close-up. Perfect sharpness and details. Excellent POV, DOF and clear colours. Great composition.Congratulations on your 100th posting on TN.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)
  • [2011-10-11 10:26]

Wonderful image to celebrate this occasion, well captured beautiful species. tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-11 10:33]

Hi Seyfi,
Perfect shot,excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Colours and blurred background are nice too.
Regards Jiri and congratulations.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-11 10:41]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic photo to celebrate your 100th posting. Congratulations.
Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition. Splendid colours, also in the blurred BG.

HI Seyfi,
congratulations for your 100th post. Thanks for all of them! I'm waiting for more :)
Very nice butterfly. Excellent composition and colours. ALso nice backgroud.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-11 11:06]

Hello Seyfi,
For your 100th picture you have chosen the "king" of European butterflies, a creature we all dream to catch one day( It took me quite a while). Congratulations to have made it and reached number 100!
Good sharpness and nice colors, may be I would have chosen another composition, but that's a question of personal taste.
Take care!

A beautiful butterfly, perfectly photographed. regards yiannis

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-10-11 12:26]

Bu güzel tür ile birlikte ne güzel Dalya demişsiniz,kutlarım Seyfi bey !
Daha nice 100.fotoğraflar temennisiyle, selamlar..

Hello Seyfi,
Another superb macro with great focus and very good clarity.
Congratulation for your 300th post.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
It is a splendid butterfly with razor sharp details and impressive colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Merhaba Seyfi, congratulations for your 100th post on TN, fantastic butterfly on a nice lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Seyfi, Congratulations for your 100th post.
Your photos are among the best butterfly photos in TN.
My Congratulations again!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-12 10:25]

Splendid image, Seyfi!!
Great sharpness, detail and light! fantastic colors; perfect background. A composition very well done!
Congratulations for your 100th post.
Thanks for sharing

Nice well pictures subjecy, good focus, composition, and pleasing colors


Hello Seyfi,
congratulations for your 100th posting. Fine capture of this lovely butterfly with good sharpness and beautiful colours. Great contrast against the dark green background.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-10-12 23:15]

Hi Seyfi.
!00 wonderful pictured here it is great job. My heartfelt congratulations and wishes to continue this fine work. Pictured butterfly is too rare to us and you managed to show all its charming features very well. Details of the butterfly are incredible and clear green fine BG is great for this colourful beauty. Warm regards and TFS.

Hi Seyfi,
Congratulations on your 100th post on TN!
Excellent captured of this little butterfly, very nice clear details and good sharpness, great composition and nice blurred background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-10-18 9:17]

Merhaba Seyfi,
Congratulations on your 100th posting!
A very fine capture of a female Apollo, contrasting well against the dark natural BG with fine sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
The Apollo is a favourite species for me.
I hope you post many more images!
Thanks and best regards,

congratulations for the picture and for your 1oond picture on TN too, lovely subject excellent presented, have a good time Seyfy !

ciao, tino

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-10-30 11:24]

Hello Seyfy!
Congratulation for your 100th aupload!This pic is wonderful! Excellent sharpnessa nd elegant BG.Well done! TFS
Nice week!

Seyfi, what a superb photo this is. Great sharpness and detail. Wonderful bokeh too. I appreciate your comment about my 'Only The Strong Survive' photo. That was a special moment and time for me. In a way it was sad, but in the wild this is life and death. This photo will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks again for your comment, Bill

Ciao Seyfi. The best gift as possibile for the 100! Lovely compo for the beauty taken in razor detais sand sharp against the blurred BG. TFS!


Hi Seyfi,
Wonderful butterfly! Beautiful metallic colors!
Excellent sharpness and contrast.
Perfect composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-10-31 5:50]

Hello Seyfi,

A lovely close view of an Apollo butterfly, one of my favourites although I haven't seen one for years now. I like its pose here, the beautiful light and colours and the soft background.
What a beauty to save for your 100th post - certainly a species worth celebrating too! Congratulations and keep on posting your fine photos!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Seyfi,

Congratulation for your 100th post on TN, the flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Appolo butterfly. It is clear and sharp. The combination of the late morning light and the light of the flash have a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Dear Seyfi,
a well shaped female of Parnassius apollo with large red eyespots peacefully sucking nectar, shown with great precision and in delightful subtle colours in a well composed arrangement: a very special butterfly for a special occasion - my congratulations to your #100!
With thanks, and best regards,

Selamlar Seyfi hocam,
Apollodan nefis bir çalışma olmuş Elerinize sağlık.
En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-31 20:07]

Hello Seyfi,
Congratulations!! A fitting image for your 100th post. Very interesting colorings and beautiful wing markings. Such a stout body, it reminds me of a moth. Exceptional detail and perfect exposure. Great work!!

Hi Seyfi,
Great posting for a 100th upload. Excellent detail/sharpness complimented with beautiful colours and a stunning BG. Well done!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-02 6:16]

Merhaba Seyfi,
such an exciting shot in lovely colors and pattern. Very pleasant colors of the wings, and the close up is so pretty.
The background bokeh is so wonderful that adds artistic beauty of your composition.


Merhaba Seyfettin bey,
Congrats for the 100th post, and of course for this great capture of a special butterfly! Perfect composition and sharpness, but a little bit optimistic white balance settings, I mean both the red and the yellow filters are stronger than IMHO the optimal. Otherwise a masterpiece.
Best regards, László

Hi Seyfy, Fabulous macro image of this little beauty, superb lighting, excellent detailed sharpness, a pleasure to view TFS,
Best Regards,


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