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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: 2010-06-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favourite naturescapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-03-06 7:20
Viewed: 3265
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gonepteryx (s.str.) rhamni, (Linnaeus, 1758)

Turkish Name: Orakkanat Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution in the world: North Africa, Europe, the Balkans, Caucasus, Siberia live in such a large area.

Living Area: Above sea, level up to a height of 2500 meters in the region. These areas are: Bush areas, forest openings and forest edges, mountain slopes, roadside and wetland areas, prefer.

Flight time: In the months of June-July are more numerous. Depending on climatic conditions, in the months of April to October, flies

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Alnus frangula, Rhamnus thrive and feeding on plants.

Description-Notes: Is a medium-sized butterfly.With green color and leaf shapes attract attention in the wings.Veins in the wings is apparent.A butterfly is a very good camouflage.While resting, a tree-like leaves and flowers.Males have yellow-green underwings and yellow upperwings. Females have pale yellow-green wings, looking almost white in flight.In terms of climate conditions if appropriate, can live up to a year.This butterfly, they hibernate.Male butterfly, she wakes up from hibernation earlier.

Wingspan: 52-60 mm long.

Similar Species:
•Gonepteryx (s.str.) Farinosa Zeiler,1847
•Gonepteryx cleopatra (Linnaeus, 1767)

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.42
O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Brimstone
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Brimstone


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hello Seyfi
this is a super sharpness picture with great details and super good colours
Great shot
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-06 7:30]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A superb sharp macro of rhamni. Excellent composition with the dandelion flower against a fine clean natural BG and with natural colours.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Seyfi,
What a beauty. Fantastic capture with excellent sharpness and amazing details.
Superb contrast against the blurred background.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-06 7:38]

Fine image of this interestingly colored, green, butterfly with good composition and I liked that texture on its wings. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-06 7:41]

Hello Seyfi,
What a fantastic clear and sharp detailed photo. Splendid bright warm colours. Taken from a perfect POV in a great composition. Nice OOF BG.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-03-06 7:53]

Hi Seyfi.
What a wonderful subject and superb quality of the image. I like very attractive butterfly (we have not the species in our places, at least I have not met it any time), brilliant reproduction of all its charming features. I also like fine flower. Yu have reflected it perfectly too. Green colours full BG is great for these two subjects. Its blurriness is amazing. Bravo.

Hi Seyfi,

Well composed, very excellent tone/sharpness and amazing close-up shot!
You catch well the butterfly stopping yellow flower completely.
It's impressive for that butterfly's wing is the protective coloration with green of the flowering plant. The whole is harmonized well by entire color balance, and the contrast of the front and the background with blurred image draws out a good effect, I think.


Super photo of this beautiful butterfly! regards yiannis

Merhaba Seyfi, beautiful brimstone with fantastic bright colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Si

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-03-06 9:05]

Hello Seyfi
Excellent details and superb colors
Thanks for sharing

Hi Seyfi,
this is really artistic composition. Perfect sharpness and amazing colours. Very good point of view. Also thanks for your note.
Have a nice week,

simply beautiful, good very good definition, and lovely warm light, congrats Seyf !

ciao, tino

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-06 10:38]

Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Brimstone with immaculate sharpness and superb colours.Excellent lighting and exposure and you have captured a fine and classic pose. Very nicely composed.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Seyfi,
What a wonderful image taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness and very beautiful colours. I like the splendid composition with the pleasant pose of the butterfly against a very good OOF BG. Well done!

Hello Seyfi
Another beautiful butterfly photo. The POV, the composition, the colours, the BG and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-06 11:32]

Hi Seyfi,the same butterfly today in our gallery! Your is colorfull and taken in a fantastic light! I like the very impressive focus and sharpness to see at the best the veins of wing.Beautiful composition and light balance too.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

A beautiful capture and the best possible balance between floral and faunal elements Seyfi, the BG looks so nice, and the partly side-lighted wings of the feeding b.fly display the sculpturings of the wing veins rather perfectly. TFS indeed!

Beatifull tonality of green and yellow
Very sharpness picture
Good work

Ciao Francesco

Hello Seyfi
very beautiful shot, butterfly and flower are well focused with excellent details especially on the wings, wonderful colors, pose and POV
Have a good night

HI Seyfi - amazing picture. A superb macro. POV is excellent. perfect sunlight too. TFS

Hallo Seyfi
Now this is really beautiful. Not only the combination of colours but also the perfectly shaped butterfly and the way you have photographed it. These Brimstones always reminds me of a fresh and young leave and yours is no exception. The composition, point of view and the natural sunlight in the image is super, just as your camerawork. Thanks for sharing and regards.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-03-07 0:31]

Hello Seyfi,
It's perfectly taken macro of such beautiful green butterfly.
Regards, Pawel

Merhaba Seyfi,
a superb macro shot of the Brimstone taken from ideal POV showing perfectly its marvellous features, outstanding sharpmness, very beautiful well saturated colours,
very nice composition with a splendid yellow flower
Best regards

Bien enfocada, aunque los colores parecen algo saturados.
Buena temporada... ya tenemos aquí mismo la Primavera !
Saludos Seyfi: Josep Ignasi.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-07 12:39]

Hello Seyfi,
A brilliant capture of this beautiful butterfly that is one of the first to appear here in spring. I like the POV, the sharp details, beautiful natural colours and dark background. Well composed too!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Ciao Seyfi. Great detailed and sharpende macro shot. Magnificent colours results. Best regards.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-03-08 8:54]

Kanatlardaki damarlar ne kadar bariz, çok net ve detaylı bir fotoğraf olmuş Seyfi bey, ellerinize sağlık, selamlarımla..

Bu dilberle ilk kez Samsunda tanışmıştım,
HArkulade bir tür seyfi hocam,
Ellerinize sağlık.
Mükemmel bir sunum olmuş.

Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the Brimstone butterfly. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Seyfi

Great macro of this butterfly over its flower,
with very fine POV and framing, wonderful light,
very beautiful color tones specially of the butterfly,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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