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Black Veined White

Black Veined White
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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: 2010-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII, B+W F - Pro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-27 8:47
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Points: 52
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Istanbul, cold, sunless and gray ..
Aporia crataegi , (Linnaeus, 1758)
Black Veined White

Turkish Name: Alıç Beyazı Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution in the world: Western Europe, Southern Scandinavia, Eastern and South. Europe, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, northern Iraq, northern Iran, Transkafkasya, North Caucasus, the Caspian Sea, China, far East Asia, Korea and Japan.

Living Area: 500-2000 metres between the altitude of the bush, fruit trees can be seen at the same location as.Water resources and forests of the region like.

Flight time: May and flies in June. Depending on the climate and conditions, they also end up in the last week of August have been reported.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillar usually gregarious Prunus (Plum, Cherry, cherry ...) Familya the species, with species from the family is fed and sometimes laugh.

Description-Notes: Large and elegant butterfly. Butterfly pupae, usually 1-3 meters above the ground becomes very hard. Butterfly, caterpillars to live together, side by side is possible to see the butterfly pupae. Flying, Large White - Pieris Brassica similar, but faster than flies. The female of wings, especially the transparent and the veins brown apex. Men's completely white and black veins.

Wingspan: 58-76 mm long.

Similar Species:

• Clouded Apollo - Parnassius mnemosyne, (Linnaeus 1758)
• Large White - Pieris brassicae, (Linnaeus 1758)

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.24
O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri – Black Veined White
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Black Veined White
Krzysztof Jonko’s: European Butterflies & Moths -Black Veined White


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Very sharp, very nice composition


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-04-27 8:54]

Hello Seyfi
Superb macro with wonderful composition and colors
Thanks for sharing

Hi Seyfi,
excellent sharpness. A lot of details. Amazing colours. Very good point of view and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Seyfi,
Lovely image of this butterfly, very good sharpness details with excellent point of view and beautiful colours,
Thanks for sharing,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-27 9:16]

Very good composition of this Butterfly!

Hello Seyfi,
excellent capture, very sharp details, nice colors, beautifull clear BG,

A beautiful combined image of the butterfly with the flower. Great detail and clarity. regards yiannis

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-04-27 10:24]

Hello Seyfi !
What a beautiful pic showing this lovely butterfly! Great shot with so good sharpness and nice composition. Many congrats! TFS
Nice evening!

hello Seyfi, looks 105+1.4x works very well, wonderful close up composition and photo performance!
regards Nasos

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

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-27 12:09]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A beautiful capture of well composed contrasting colours! The white A. crataegi contrasting well with the thistle flower against the clean green BG with excellent sharpness.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-27 12:29]

Hello Seyfi.
Well done on a great shot. Beautiful model. Perfect exposure. Nice POV, well composed. Crisp, clear and sharp.Best regards Siggi

Hi Seyfi,

a very sharp image with superb details.The veins on butterfly's wings are very clear and readable.Great the contrasting vivid flower's colour with the insect's almost B/W.



Selamlar Seyfi bey,
Muhteşem bir çalışma olmuş.
Harika ikili.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Çok güzel olmuş Seyfi bey! Selam ve sevgiler.

Excellent picture - love the detail and composition.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-04-27 16:11]

Hi Seyfi,

A stunning capture of this beautiful Black-veined White. The colors and details of this elegant insect are excellent. A marvelous pose to show off the head so well. The contast with the pretty flower adds to the fine composition.


Merhaba Seyfi,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Black Veined White, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent point of view in a very pleasant composition
Best regards

Ciao Seyfi. Gteat POV to exalt and fine details. Excellente contrast and bright colours. Very well done.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-28 4:23]

Hi Seyfi,a spectacular specie that i dream to meet me too one day! What a perfection of light and white balance,what a wings details and what a beautiful composition! A very professional work and a great gift to the fans of TN.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful photo in vivid colours, great sharpness and details. Wonderful composition captured from perfect POV and nice blurred BG. Well done!

Tus tomas siempre tienen algún elemento extra que las hace diferentes.
En este caso el gran y bello contraste de colores.
Excelente enfoque al insecto.
Saludos Seyfi: J. Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-29 16:36]

Salam Seyfi,
another captivating composition my friend! Such a lovely view with sharpness foirst class and the colours are so exciting. The creamy butterfly on the bright flower indeed and pleasant one.
Congrats for such a skillful composition.
Most of all, the patience in producing this shot!


Hello Seyfi,
What a beautiful image. Marvellous colours and excellent quality. Just a pleasure to view. Well done and very good referencing of your sources.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-07 10:44]

Hi Seify.
Yir butterfly series is brilliant. It is a pity that I was absence and could not comment your splendid shots. This image is also wonderful. Reproduction of the delicate beautiful butterfly is great in all respects. I also impressed with fine flower and splendid BG. Bravo. Well done.

Hi Seyfi,

Fabulous detailed image indeed, superb sharpness with lovely lighting and exposure/white balance control, i like the subdued green background, great stuff and well done,
Congratulations my friend and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,


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