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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: 2010-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-09 9:15
Viewed: 3186
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The old-alone-tired ...
Minois dryas (Scopoli,1763)

Turkish Name: Karahayalet Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Marmara region and the norteast.

Distribution in the world : Northern Spain, Central and Eastern Europe, West China, Korea, Japan, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Rhodes, Northwest Europe, Central and Southern Spain, Portugal, Central and Southern Italy.

Living Area: Wood is the butterfly. This butterfly, sea level, up to heights of 1600 meters prefer forest openings.

Flight time: June-September, between the months of flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars feeding on plants that develop in the family Gramineae. Caterpillars also Bromus, Festuca and Poa also feeds on plants.

Description-Notes: On the wing, with the characteristic blue color in spots. At the top and bottom of the front wing with two large eyes bluish pupil. Top of the wings dark brown background. The bottom of the front wings brown, yellowish eyes the border. The rear wing of the lightening gray-brown on the outer side of the center loin. Butterflies fly slowly and heavily,low to the the ground . He is very attached to the position and never leaves. Years, mainly early morning, and late afternoon. It feeds on nectar - prefer purple flowers.

Wingspan: 50-70 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Black satyr - Satyrus actaea (Esper, 1781)
• Great Sooty Satyr - Satyrus ferula (Fabricius, 1793)

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.176
O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Dryad
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Dryad
Krzysztof Jonko’s: European Butterflies & Moths - Dryad


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-09 9:44]

Merhaba Seyfi,
The only negative aspect of this capture of the Dryad is that it is old and worn. Otherwise the POV, technical standard, natural colours and composition are first class.
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Seyfi
nice and sharpness picture with good details and lovely pose
greeting lou

Mmmmm Seyfi, what can I say about this absolutely brilliant image?
This is a WOW, WOW and once more WOW. Although this is an old and tired butterfly, I really like it very much. I just love the full framed composition, the classical wide opened winged pose against the green leaf and the overall clarity of this image. Once again excellent work. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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

Merhaba Seyfi,
a very beautiful macro shot of Minois dryas, superb sharpness and splendid colours, excellent point of view showing perfectly the features of the open wings
Tebrik ederim
Best regards

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-04-09 12:37]

Hello Seyfi
Nice capture with excellent details and wonderful colors
Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-09 15:00]

Hi Seyfi,very impressive macro of this specie that i saw just 1 time in my life ,3 years ago.No comment about the quality of sharpness and composition,just the colors not seems real,especially the green.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hi Seyfi,
perfect point of view.
Excellent shaprness. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-10 1:05]

Hellon Seyfi,
Fantastic photo of this butterfly in superb sharpness, details and very beautiful clear and contrasting colours. Great POV, OOF BG and composition.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2011-04-10 1:07]

Merhaba Seyfi,
Daha önce adını bile duymadığım harika bir kelebek ve onun çok başarılı karesi. Paylaştığın için teşekkürler. Tebrikler...


Merhaba Seyfi, old but beautiful too butterfly, lovely blurry BG, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2011-04-10 5:45]

Hi Seyfi
Excellent shot of this lovely Minois dryas!
Perfect sharp details and colors.\
Wonderful shot!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-10 7:21]

Showing old age of this species, very well done. tfs.

Hi Seyfi!
Lovely pic showing this" old and worn" butterfly. One question: how did you know that it is old and worn? Lovely composition and lovely colors.Great details. Good job my freind!
Have a nice week!

Hello Seyfi,
Very good macro shot captured from excellent POV with fine details and great sharpness. Natural colours and composition look also perfect. Well done!

Ciao Seyfi. Top quality for this old one that I never seen. TFS.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-11 1:11]

Hello Seyfi,
great shot of this Dryad, you have catch it in the most perfect pose and POV, from the back with wings wide open,wonderful details and superb contrast against the gren Bg.
Best regards Siggi

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-04-11 2:51]

Yorgun ve yaşlanmış da olsa güzel ve ender türlerden biri olsa gerek.
Ellerinize sağlık Seyfi bey detaylarıyla çok güzel olmuş, selamlar..

Hello Seyfi,

An very nice image by you with good pov, sharpness and details.
Fine colors.


Hello Seyfi,
Very nice macro!
Great sharpness, good natural colours and details,
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful indeed. And high quality too. Well done.

Hello Seyfi

The butterfly's color tones is beautiful and
doing a great contrast with the backgroud's
color tones, beautiful light, fine POV and framing,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-04-11 17:08]

Hi Seyfi,

A marvelous macro of this old but still beautiful butterfly. Details and colors are excellent - we can see every vein of his wings. Looks stunning against the fern like leaf.


güzel kanat üzeri fotoğrafı, elinize sağlık Seyfi Bey.

hello Seyfi, beautiful composition, I like this BG, interesting colorful butterfly, your performance is great!
regards Nasos

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-14 3:58]

salam seyfi,
this is a real beauty shown from above. The details are stunning and the depth is so exciting.
Very well presented composition.
Another big applause for you.
simply lovely.


Preciosas tonalidades y una buena pose de la mariposa.
Saludos Seyfi: Josep Ignasi.

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