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Comma Butterfly

Comma Butterfly
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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: 2008-10-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-16 6:43
Viewed: 5000
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polygonia c-album Linnaeus 1758
Comma Butterfly

Turkish Name : Yırtık Pırtık - Virgül Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Often, mainly in northern Anatolia of Turkey can be seen everywhere.

Distribution in the world: Europe and Asia is of a type commonly seen in many regions.

Living Area: Above sea level, 2000 meters in elevation live. Is seen in parks and wooded areas and gardens.

Flight Time : Spring and summer months, flies, create two generations.

Description-Notes: These butterflies fly in the spring and summer months. Adults, which hibernate, is a species.Summer generation of a darker color.Camouflage is a very good master.Wings off, the tree trunk, almost inconspicuous.Located under the wings of the white color and "C" letter is similar to the spots, is a distinguishing feature. Therefore, to be remembered as the "comma butterfly".

Wingspan 44-48 mm. to.

Source: http://www.leptr.110mb.com/dizintr.htm

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the absolute camouflage,as dry leaf
beautiful glance and wonderful photo

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-16 7:04]

Hello Seyfi
Excellent details and natural colors.

Ciao Sefty, fantastic comma with amazing details, perfect focur and wonderful lighting BG, splendid sharpness, I like a lot, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-05-16 8:09]

Hola Seyfi: Que hermosa toma la de esta mariposa, excelente composición, nitidez, luz y color además que especie más exótica, por lo menos para mi...saludos.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-16 8:28]

Hello Seyfi,
What an excellent sharp detailed photo. It stands out very beautiful against the OOF BG. Great natural colours and composition.
Have a good weekend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-16 8:32]

Hello Seyfi,
An excellent closed-wing capture of a Comma butterfly taken from an ideal POV with excellent sharpness and lighting against a contrasting neutral Bg and set in a fine composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Seyfi,
a splendid picture of Comma Butterfly from an excellent POV to show very well the "comma" in the closed wings, very good sharpness and beautiful natural colours in a nice composition
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-16 9:10]

Hi Seyfi . This is a good side view of the close up Comma butterfly. We can see all of the markings with fine detail and natural colours. stands out from the colours of the Bg. well done tFS.

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  • trake (30)
  • [2009-05-16 9:34]

Hello Seyfi,
this butterfly looks like a dry leaf :-)
Nice colours and fine sharpness.


Seyfi Bey, çok ilginç bir tür ellerinize sağlık paylaşım için teşekkürler...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-16 16:25]

Hi Seyfi,

An excellent capture of this beautifully shaped Comma. This must be one of the best camouflaged butterflies there is. The lighting is wonderful and sparkles up his brown color. Fine details and a lovely composition.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-17 9:15]

hello Seyfi,
Powerful picture of this special-shaped butterfly and it is true, it looks like a dry leaf. We also can seee very well the c on the wing, which gives the latin name to the butterfly. Very well done.
Have a nice evening

Hello Seyfi
Great picture with very nice details, beautiful composition and pose on his branch
wonderful contrast with the BG
Have a good night

In a way, this side of the wings of this butterfly is more significant than its rather flashy upper side, mainly because it justifies its name 'C-comma' by displaying it in white, Seyfi.
It is a very sharp and crisp image that shows the details on the wings to perfection.
Well done and TFS.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-05-19 5:14]

Merhaba Seyfi!
Daha önce gördüğümü hiç hatırlamadığım bu türün enfes bir karesi olmuş. Çok beğendim. Tebrikler.


A very beautiful shot of this Comma, my brother.
I love the sharpness, the POV and the presentation.

Hallo Sefyi
Thanks for your kind comments left at my latest posting. This presentation of this butterfly is beautiful and very special. The texture and colours on the wings remind me of bark from an old tree trunk, and the creamy coloured paws stand out well against the dark colour of the wings. A lovely, but eccentric presentation. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-26 0:24]

Merhaba Seyfi,
excellent sharpness and superbs close-ups.Very sharp colours and the composition is stunning.
well done.


Hello Seyfi !
You really have some wonderful buttefly shots in your gallery, but this one is my favourite - because I have never seen this species of butterfly for real, I'm looking for it for 3 years now but I never saw it. So I appreciate it even more on pictures. You managed to capture excellent details on the butterfly, and I also like the blurred BG, the composition, the POV. Very well done !

Merhaba Seyfi Bey, arada kaçırdığım çok güzel bir macro. Bu türü 1 kere görme şansım oldu. Onu da erik ağacının üzerinde dalda idi. Uzaktan 1-2 kare çekebildim. Bu kareyi görünce benim çekimler artık beğenilmez dedim:) Nefis çekmişsiniz.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Hi Seyfi,
when I first time saw this thumbnail I thought that this is a leaf.
Great sharpness at all!!! Colours and composition are beautiful for me.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Seyfi

Great macro of this butterfly, the light and
warm color tones are very beautiful, fine POV,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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