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Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green 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/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 10:31
Viewed: 2746
Points: 42
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Argynnis aglaja, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dark Green Fritillary
Turkish Name: Güzel İnci Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere. More rare in the Aegean region.

Distribution in the world: Mediterranean coastal countries, and with hot spots in Asia are in Japan.

Living Area: Can be seen up to the heights of 3000 meters above sea level. Prone areas and areas covered with bushes light prefers meadows. In particular the edges of forest openings and road is common.

Flight time: June-August months as a single generation flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars Bistorta major, riviniana Viola, Viola hirta, Viola palustris and feeding on plants that develop in the family.

Description-Notes: Sub-orange wings with silvery-white spots on the dazzling beauty of green in the region. Received its name. Male individuals kanatüstü, the color orange is more dominant than females.

Wingspan: 58-68 mm long.

Similar Species:
•High Brown Fritillary - adippe (Rottemburg,1775)
•Silver-washed Fritillary - Argynnis paphia (Linnaeus 1758)
•Niobe Fritillary- Argynnis niobe (Linnaeus, 1758)1758

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.138
O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Dark Green Fritillary
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Dark Green Fritillary


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Hello Seyfi,
Another fabulous butterfly. Beautiful colours and excellent detail very well presented.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-12 10:42]

Hi Seyfi,the best wings position for the best result.Very good macro,excellent sharpness and wamr colors as i like,a beautiful fritillary of the last year taken very well!Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-12 10:47]

Hello Seyfi,
A photo of this butterfly in very beautiful light and colours. Excellent sharpness, details and centred composition. Beautiful OOF BG.

Hi Seyfi,
I like your warm colours. Perfect point of view. Very good sharpness. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-04-12 11:05]

Hello Seyfi,
you show a sharp and well exposed picture of the fritillary.
Colours appear attractive but are bit too pronounced, i.e. colour intensity is too high
in my opinion.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Seyfi
Impressive photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Merhaba Seyfi, Fantastic butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful bright colors, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Seyfi. The show of colours and light. Great POV. Very well done.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-12 12:13]

Hello Seyfi.
The composition is great with perfect exposure, good lighting and clear details. This is a great shot.Best regards Siggi

Hello Seyfi,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharp details, vivid colours and a very good composition. Well done!

Hello Sefyfi,
Superb shot of this butterfly, I like the patterns on the wings with great sharpness,details, colours saturation and perfect exposure,
Thanks for sharing,

Merhaba Seyfi,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Dark Green Fritillary, fine details and splendid colours, excellent point of view showing perfectly the features of the open wings, very well composed
Best regards

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-04-12 14:46]

Hi Seyfi !
Lovely and sharp shot with good control of lightness.Lovely colors and beautiful BG! great job! TFS
Regards from,

Hello Seyfi
very eye-catching colors of this beautiful shot, the butterfly is well presented,
crisp clear details on the wide open wings, very good DOF
Have a good night

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-13 6:45]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A fine portrait of a female aglaja resting with the wings open.
The POV is ideal and taken with excellent sharpness and colours against a pleasing green OOF natural BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Seyfi
Yesterday i have no more smile,s
But Today i have for this beautifyl picture
a Smile
great sharpness and good details with a nice pose
and thanks for the comments
greeting lou

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-14 3:57]

Salam seyfi,
superb view in its best render. How exciting orange could be and the colour contrast is so pleasant. you have presented a lively top view in exciting details of the wings and its splendid pattern.
It catches the view so well.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-15 4:25]

Hello Seyfi,
A good friend of mine, Argynnis aglaja. I was wondering if you have already seen it..I see that it comes out of your archives. Classical view on this beautiful butterfly which will appear again in June. Thanks!
Have a nice day
Kind regards

hello Seyfi, wonderful colors in this very fine macro photo!
regards Nasos

Hello Seyfi,
I was a little busy with my job. I see now this elegant image with superb details, clarity and perfect focus. Impressive natural colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Seyfi

On this photo i love the beautiful vivid color tones
and the warmer light, very fine POV the butterfly
from the back to show its beautiful patterns
and warmer color tones, great focus sharpness details,
very beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


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