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Pearly Heath

Pearly Heath
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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 UV-HAZE
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-29 2:45
Viewed: 3601
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coenonympha arcania, (Linnaeus, 1761)
Pearly Heath

Turkish Name: Funda Zıpzıp Perisi Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: In general, is seen everywhere in Turkey, more common in the Black Sea and Marmara regions.

Distribution in the world: South and west of Spain with the exception of Great Britain and Scandinavia, all over Europe.Russia's south and shows the spread in Turkey.

Living Area: From sea level, the terrain can be seen up to the heights of 1800 meters. Meadows, fields, road edges and forest openings of life.

Flight time: Mid-May-August between the months of flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: This butterfly caterpillars, Poa pratensis-Bunch Grass Meadow, Melica ciliata, with plants and feeding on Holcus lanatus type develops.

Description-Notes: Easy to do not turn the wing.Coenonympha family's aesthetic - the beautiful little butterflies.This species is difficult to separate males and females. They lie butterfly caterpillars hibernate.April-May the caterpillars pupate in May, they begin to fly since the mid-aback as the interests and the adult butterfly.

Wingspan: is 32-40 mm.

Similar Species:
· Coenonympha hero (Linnaeus, 1761) - Scarce Heath
· Coenonympha darwiniana Staudinger, 1871- Darwin's Heath,
· Coenonympha dorus (Esper, [1782])- Dusky Heath,
· Coenonympha corinna (Hübner, [1804])- Corsican Heath.

Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.Page 150

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-29 3:02]

Hi Seyfi,this is a perfect masterwork and a great gift to a butterflies fans like me.What a sharpness,what a warm colors,whata details and what a contrast whit the background....2 point are not enough today..ehehe...Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

merhaba Seyfi Bey,
görür görmez bakakaldım. enfes bir yakın çekim doğrusu. bokeh etkili fonu ve alan derinliği harika. detaylar ve renkler de nefis. açı ve pozlamayı da çok sevdim. model zaten en favori kelebeklerimden. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

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  • naeren (0)
  • [2010-09-29 4:03]

perfect work.

Hello Seyfi
fine macro photo of this beautiful Pearly Heath.
Details, colours and composition are excellent.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-29 4:48]

Hello Seyfi,
Very artistical and fine picture of this beautiful species. Everything here is well done, pleasant composition, fine sharpness and colors.
Très beau!
Thanks a lot and kind regards

Ciao Seyfi, splendid light on beautiful C. arcania, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Robb Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 11] (293)
  • [2010-09-29 5:28]

Hello Seyfi!

Wonderful colors, great composition. Splendid!
Regards, Robert

Ciaio Seyfi. Excellent work here, for stunning detaisl and sharp. Wonderful contrast against the blurred BG.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-29 6:08]

Hello Seyfi
Nice capture with vivid colors and great details

Merhaba Seyfi bey! Tek kelime ile muhteşem bir makro.
Emeklerinize sağlık.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-29 7:25]

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,
Her yönü ile harika görüntülemişsiniz.Sadelik,flu arka plan ve kelebek üzerindeki detaylar mükemmel olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-29 8:08]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A superb macro of this attractive species, the Pearly Heath. This fresh speciemen was taken from a great POV with excellent sharpness, DOF and natural colours against a superb clean green BG. The composition is just right too.
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)
  • [2010-09-29 10:50]

Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful shot of this Pearly Heath with lovely colours and sharp details. The lighting and focus are superb and you have captured a nice pose . Excellent POV and a majestic composition.Best regards Siggi

Hi Seyfi,

an very good image from this beautiful little butterfly.Great low pov, sharpness, dof and details.
Fine colours.


hello Seyfi
very good light with beautiful colours and good sharpness
great shot
greeting lou

Seyfi bey, ustasından yeni kelebek kareleri görmek ne güzel.
Fotografik kalitenin doruğunda nefis bir çekim. Gıpta ile izledim.
Selam ve sevgilerimle,


Hey Bro!
I kept looking for your shots for a few days, and then I thought you were gone for a vacation or something, but here you are, once again!
A stunning POV, lovely, warm and saturated colours, crisp resolution and a lovely comp overall , what more could one ask for?
Cheers, Seyfi!

Seyfi bey süper. tam usta işi. Emeklerinize sağlık.

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,
Kanat pullarının bile seçilebildiği harika netlikte bir lepidopter fotosu.
Elinize sağlık,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-30 3:26]

What a beautiful image, lovely butterfly with great colors, the background just right for this one. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-30 9:03]

Hello Seyfi,
After a day without electricity I'm back now.
Fantastic photo of this butterfly in splendid warm colours. Superb sharpness, details and composition. The DOF is also excellent. A beauty!

Hola Seyfi

Una preciosa composición, de esta mariposa tan bella de colores y con ese fondo difuso perfecto. Un gran POV perfecto. Y una nitidez asombrosa.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Seyfi
you are not posting to often on TN but each time it's a masterpiece !!
so beautiful colors and so sharp details, simply great !
this butterfly is well photographrd from a great POV and a fine environment and BG
Have a good night

Hi Seyfi,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Pearly Heath butterfly. Very good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Seyfi bey merhabalar ,

Şık ve güzel bir çekim olmuş komposizyon mükemmel,

Emeğinize sağlık.

Hi Seyfi,

he leaves are framing well the butterfly. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the Pearly Heath butterfly. The blurry background is putting in evidence the butterfly. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-10-01 15:59]

Dear Seyfi!

Your picture is marvellous! The fine pastel colour tones add to the value of the picture and create a very pleasant view. The whole butterfly is perfectly well in focus and the details are amazing.
A very lovely picture!

Kind regards


Buen enfoque y profundidad conseguidos. Interesante saturacion de los colores.
bello trabajo Seyfi: J. Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-03 18:27]

Merhaba Seyfi,
such a beautiful capture of the butterfly. The colours are so intense and lively. The sharpness is so well defined. The overall presentation is very exciting and pleasant.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-04 5:18]

Hello Seyfi,
A really great capture of the Pearly Heath from a nice POV. Excellent sharpness and lovely natural colours too. The background is perfect and the composition beautiful!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Seyfi bey ne kadar guzel bir kelebek..kendi gozumlede gormek isterdim..cok guzel cekmissiniz..ellerinize saglik.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-11 10:09]

Hi Seyfi.
I am amazed with precise use of large aperture value. Whole image of butterfly is tack sharp and all surroundings are nicely smoothed. Refined work. You managed reflect shapes and colouration of the butterfly exceptionally at art manner. My compliments and TFS.

Salam Seyfi. Your butterfly collection are just beautiful. Love them all and details are just amazing. The markings on the wings here are so good and vibrant. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Regards. Jusni

amazing capture, TFS Ori

Hi Seyfi,
great photo of beautiful and colourful butterfly. Great sharpness and nice background,
thank You for sharing,

Merhaba Seyfi,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Pearly Heath, very good sharpness and splendid bright colours, a great green atmosphere in a very nice composition,
Best regards

Hello Seyfi !
This is really a wonderful picture, first because the model itsekf is a gorgeous species of butterfly, but also because of the quality of your picture - sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV, blurred BG... everything is just perfect. Very well done !

Hello Seyfi,
a superb picture.
fantastic colour, clarity and composition.
very well done.
best wishes,

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