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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, B+W UV-HAZE
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-30 3:10
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[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.

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: is 52-60 mm.

Similar Species:
· Gonepteryx (s.str.) farinosa Zeiler 1847,
· Gonepteryx (Isogonepteryx) cleopatra Linnaeus 1767.


Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.Page 42

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Good afternoon Komsis,

What marvellous colour on this wonderful brimstone. The details are amazing, so much so that I can see the proboscis entering the florets of what seems to be a knapweed flower. Beautifully balanced photography.

Greetings, Amelia

The wings are indeed like leaves, and I can imagine that the camouflage against predators is successful

hello seyfi my friend, thats perfect, all the parts are harmonic, thanks a lot for showing...
kind regards

Ciao Seyfi, beautiful butterfly like a leaf on a wonderful flower, splendid light and colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-30 4:10]

Beautiful species, you captured this one with fine colors and lighting. Texture on its wings too are impressive. tfs.

Ciao Seyfi. Colours and light are so facinating! Stunning detaila and sharp against the best BG. Indeed well done.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-30 5:11]

Hello Seyfi,
What a marvelous post.Perfect butterfly, flower and background. Beautiful colors and amazingly sharp details. This is beautiful!
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-30 7:12]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A fine sharp and well composed capture of a male Gonepteryx rhamni. The natural colours are superb and show well against the neutral Bg in fine lighting.
Thanks and best regards,

Wooow, it can't be done better ...
Merhaba Seyfi, this shot is fantastic, I need my sunglasses, the colours are so bright ;-)
I love the contrast from the yellow/green to the pink. Just amazing, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-30 7:49]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic photo in every way. Sharpness, details, composition, POV, OOF BG and DOF are all excellent.

Hi Seyfi,
That is really a WOW picture which you pesent here! What a great composition! The BG is very nice the coloursand sharpness are fantastc The butterfly looks so amazing!

Very well done! Thanks


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-30 11:41]

Hello Seyfi,
A lovely macro of this Brimstone posed nicely on a Thistle. The colours go so well together and details are very sharp. The soft background makes it really stand out too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-30 12:33]

Hi Seyfi,you work very hard whit the colors,maybe this yellow is oversatured..but i like a lot the composition and the excellent sharpness...very nice capture.Thanks for share,have a nice time,Luciano.

Hello Seyfi,

Very good pov , shaepness and details.
fine colours.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-30 21:50]

Hi Suyfi.
My congratulations on such wonderful, simply brilliant picture of an amazing butterfly and so fine flower. Fantastic reproduction of all feature of the charming species. DOF and POV as well as composition of the image are the best. Details of the subject impress imagination against the wonderful, nicely colouerd and burred BG. Bravo. It is my new favorite image.

Merhaba Seyfi,
a fantastic macro shot of Gonepteryx rhamni taken from an excellent lateral POV with outstanding sharpness and brilliant colours, a very nice composition
Tebrik enderim
Ciao Maurizio

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-07-01 5:11]

Nefis, elinize sağlık Seyfi bey.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-07-01 10:49]

Merhaba Seyfi!
Wonderful composition.
A great macro shot- Excellent sharpness and great details of the wings.!Splendidi light and colours. Excellent blurred BG.
Congratutlations: I have seen your Gallery : it's FANTASTIC!
Best regards.
Ciao! Vanda
Thanks for your visit and comment :)

Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the picture. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Brimstone butterfly. The morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Seyfi
fine capture of this yellow butterfly on a purple flower, very nice contrast, and also great DOF with the Beautiful BG, the Brimstone is crisp clear sharp, we can see the structure of his wings very well,
tfs and have a good night

Ciao Seyfi,

Amazing clarity and superb bright colours. Very nice to see the pink and light green contras. Very nice macros shot. Very well composed.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-02 2:48]

Merhaba Seyfi,
this is what I called beauty. The yellow stands beautifully with the purple flower. the blurry background makes it look so pleasant and attractive. The details and features are well seen against the blurry background.
Well shown with attractive colours and interesting lines and pattern.


Hallo Seyfi
These butterflies are really beautiful and always remind me of a fresh leaf. I am sure these Brimstones will be able to camouflage themselves well if it need to be. The veins on the wings and the brown marks that look like rust are very well seen. The yellow body as well as the yellow lining alongside the wings are lovely and the image as a whole reminds me of summer. The colours are warm and inviting. The image is very sharp and is presented in a lovely manner. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Seyfi! Superb work. Perfect macro. Good exposure. Very fine brightness and colours. Good sharpness. Well done!

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Fantastic capture of this bright brimstone, with an amazing sharpness and great 3D effect thanks to the blurred background. Have a nice day,

Clásica y siempre bella esta gran Gonepteryx. Intresante saturación del color.

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2010-07-10 23:59]

Hello Seyfi
a nice capture of this beautiful Gonepterix. Very good light work and very good details.

Selamlar seyfi bey,
harika renklerle doğadan nefis bir sunum olmuş.
Elinize sağlık,
En güzel dileklerimle,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-07-25 4:23]

Hello Seyfi,
Obviously I missed some of your pictures. This is a colorful and powerful presentation of the beautiful Brimstone with interesting color-combination yellow and purple. Sharpness is excellent too. Well done!
Kind regards

Günaydın Seyfi bey,

Işık etkisi (sanırım sabah ışığı) nefis bir orakkanat karesi.
Ellerinize sağlık.


hello Seyfi, beautiful contrast of two colors, great photo as usual!
TFS Nasos

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