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Twin spot Fritillary

Twin spot Fritillary
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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: 2010-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-08 7:42
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Points: 42
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Brenthis hecate , (Denis & Schiffermüller,1775)
Twin spot Fritillary

Turkish Name: Çift Noktalı Brentis Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: In general, observed in Turkey's east and north-east..

Distribution in the world: South Europe, Anterior and Central Asia, South Ural, the steppen regions of West Siberia, Altai and West Sayan Mauntains.

Living Area: Can live up to the heights of 1500 meters from sea level. Areas of arid grassland with low bushes, the slopes of the mountain areas of their choice for life.

Flight time: Fly in May-July.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Filipendula ulmaria and Violet (viola) and feeding on species develops.

Description-Notes: Wing-top, "Marbled Fritillary" are very similar. Receive recognition in the form of two rows of black speckles on the back wings.

Wingspan: 30-38 mm long.

Similar Species:
•The Marbled Fritillary - Brenthis daphne (Bergstrasser, 1780)
•The Lesser Marbled Fritillary - Brenthis ino(Rottemburg,1775)

Hecate: Underground is one of the world of gods and Persophene'nin companion. Referred to as the queen of the night, and road interchanges. Three-way intersection points of the three cities face facing the light.
Both have a place in heaven as well as superior in the world of underground.
Tartarus's daughter.

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.142
O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Brenthis hecate
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Brenthis hecate


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A finely executed capture of a beautiful specimen Seyfi, colours onder the favourable illumination are so nice to observe, TFS indeed!

hello George

beautiful composition of this butterfly with that
wonderful light, excellent contrast of the 2 main
colour tones, great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hallo Seyfiu,
a very beautiful capture of the Brenthis hecate, superb sharpness and splendid colours, excellent POV showing perfectly the wing markings, a very pleasant composition
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-08 8:34]

Hello Seyfi,
A photo in splendid light and very beautiful colours. Great sharpness and details. Nice diagonal composition. Good DOF.

Hi Seyfi,
very nice photo of this butterfly. In my opinion perfect sharpness and amazing natural colours. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Beautiful butterfly in an excellent photograph! regards Yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-08 9:19]

Hi Seyfi,nice to see a butterfly in these months full of birds,birds,birds..hehhee...very good capture of this rare subspecie and very good quality too,excellent sharpness and colors and very nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

merhaba Seyfi Bey
epeydir, sizden yeni bir fotoğraf görmüyordum. yaz günlerini özleten bu güzel kareyi görünce sevindim.
renkler, netlik, açı ve ışık; hepsi çok güzel. elinize sağlık.
selamlarımla iyi akşamlar dilerim.

Ciao Seyfi. A new specie for me. Grea POV for the diagonal posture in excellente colours and light.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-08 9:59]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A fine capture of this Brenthis species. The POV shows its features well from a dorsal POV with excellent sharpness and colours against a pleasing blurred natural BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Seyfi
very nice and sharpness compo with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Seyfi
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-08 11:11]

Hello Seyfi.
Very nice shot. Sharpness adjustment and point of view, a beautiful composition of the details revealed were markedly. Liveliness of the colors too is remarkable. Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

Selamlar seyfi bey,
Renkler mükemmel,
Çok net bir çalışma.
Işık çok güzel.

Hello seyfi
this is a great beauty, and so well captured, each details on the butterfly is sharp, great color saturation and very good DOF
wonderful BG and point of view too
Have a good night

Nice macro shot, good sharpness, colours and detail

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-09 5:34]

Fine study of beautiful butterfly, good colors and details. tfs.

Hola Seyfi

Bella composición de esta bonita mariposa, nitidez y contrastes perfectos.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-10 6:22]

Salam Seyfi,
an exciting presentation in its best details and patterns. The sharpness is first class and the view is further enhanced by the effective smooth green backgrpund.
Really a pleasant and a captivating shot.


Hallo Seyfi
This is really good.I am so impressed with you butterfly photographers and how patient you must be and skilled to be in the right place at the right time or your ability to get close without distracting them. This is a fine capture and is superb side on. The detail is so good that it stands of the page. The natural sunlight is fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Seyfi,

The stem is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Twin spot Fritillary butterfly. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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