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Assmann's Fritillary

Assmann's 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: 2011-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII, B+W F - Pro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-21 8:20
Viewed: 2766
Points: 42
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Melitaea britomartis, (Assmann, 1847)
Assmann's Fritillary

Turkish Name: Melike Amannisa Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Kırklareli Thrace.

Distribution in the world : Turkey, Eastern Europe-Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Northern Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and the southern Swedish coast, South Siberia, and the (Eastern Fritillary-Korea).

Living Area: Heights of up to 300-1000 meters altitude meadow-pasture areas, wet or dry, chalky-calcareous soil areas are seen.

Flight time: May the end of August, one or two generations of per-forming flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars feeding on plants, Plantago lanceolata and Veronica species develops.

Description-Notes: This butterfly is a common species in Europe. In a medium sized butterfly. Orange, Brown, White, Black with beautiful colors and patterns from the same family, very similar to the butterfly Amannisa. Amannisa with dark-colored edge strip at the bottom of the lower wing is divided into butterfly. Amannisa butterfly, this band is white. Wing tops, thick dark brown on orange, decorated with patterns.

Wingspan: 29-38 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Heath Fritillary- Melitaea athalia, (Rottemburg, 1775)
• False Heath Fritillary- Melitaea diamina, (Lang, 1789)
• Nickerl's Fritillary - Melitaea aurelia, (Nickerl, 1850)


1. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa - Assmann's Fritillary
2. Krzysztof Jonko’s: European Butterflies & Moths - Assmann's Fritillary
3. Trakel’s: Turkiye’nin Anonim Kelebekleri - Assmann's Fritillary
4. EuroButterflies - Matt Rowling:European Butterflies- Assmann's Fritillary


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Salam Seyfi,

A great capture with beautiful coloration, details & POV. Very nicely done & TFS.

Salam & best regards


Hello Seyfi,
fine capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and nice pattern. I also like the vivid colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-21 9:04]

Hi Seyfi,beautiful close-up on this rare fritillary,magnificent shot whit the best details and warm colors as i like,great contrast between orange and dark green in background.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely butterfly, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Seyfi
this is a BEAUTY with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greetinglou

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful macro of this wonderful butterfly.Great composition,wonderful colours,clean BG and great sharp details.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards

Hello Seyfi

Beautiful and excellent macro of this insect,
with fine POV and framing, great focus,
sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hi Seyfi,
Today is Earth day, I would like to congratulate your serious and continuous effort to documenting the NATURE of our planet, let us come to make our planet pollution free for our future generation.
this is a very nice picture in all respect.
with best wishes.

Ciao Seyfi. TFS the rare specie. Excellent details and splendid colours against the blurry BG.


Another impressive photo of an interesting butterfly Seyfi! Very good composition, nice BG, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-22 12:44]

Splendid composition, Seyfi!!
Sharp image with a beautiful light and a perfect POV; wonderful colours and very nice contrast with a clean background. A Beauty!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-22 23:11]

Salam and Merhaba Seyfi,
such an excellent presentation of the butterfly. As usual the sharpness is number one and the color intensity is superb.
Excellent work of a macro shot.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-23 8:32]

Hello Seyfi,
What a fine presentation of this butterfly. Great sharpness, details and very beautiful colours with a nice contrasting background. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-26 5:46]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A superb macro of a species that has become almost extinct in my country.
A nice fresh male taken from a perfect POV for the closed wing pose with excellent sharpness and saturated colours against a clean natural BG.
I hope I can photograph this before it is too late!
Thank you and best regards,

impressive macro with a fine focus and great performance in colors!
regards Seyfi

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-04-30 6:17]

Hello Seyfi,

Clarity, colors, BG and the contrasts are outstanding ! Tina

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-01 4:14]

Hello Seyfi,
A very beautiful Fritillary-butterfly which I never have seen in my country until now. Simple and pleasing composition. Nice blurred background. A butterfly I hope to see once.
Kind regards

Hi Seyfi, Superb quality macro image of this beautiful Butterfly my good friend, nice and sharp, splendid lighting and lovely colour saturation, great effort Seyfi and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Seyfi,
As usual a perfect capture of a wonderful species of butterfly. Nice background and contrast. The colors and details of this gorgeous butterfly are excellent.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-04 13:37]

Hello Seyfi,
beautiful presentation. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours in the photo. Taken from a very good POV in a nice composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-17 20:30]

Hi Seyfi.
I also like used macro lens combination. Result is very impressive. Direct POV allows to show all beauties of the species. Details are stunning as well as beautifulness of the absolutely smooth BG. Excellent close-up. TFS and best wishes.

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