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Southern White Admiral

Southern White Admiral
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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: 2008-07-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-24 4:35
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Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Limenitis reducta (Staudinger, 1901)
Southern White Admiral - Eastern White Admiral

Turkish Name : Akdeniz Hanımeli Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Be seen every where in Turkey.

Distribution in the world: Its distribution covers the Central and Southern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Western Asia to the Caucasus.

Living Area: Sea level, altitude 1650 meters of forests and forest openings between the sparse trees prefer.

Flight time: May and June as the second generation, seen between July and September.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Butterfly, Limenitis camilla eggs and caterpillars are fed on flowers such as honeysuckle.

Notes - Remarks: Dominant color is black. White spots on the upper wings, a white stripe across the middle of the lower wings stand out. Small blue dots on the edges of the upper and lower wings are ranked, these points are more pronounced in females. In addition, female, black floor sun-metallic reflection. The obverse is the dominant color, brick color of the upper wings, white spots and a region dark brown, white stripe and a white region and the lower wings are black spots on the sidelines. Butterfly, the rear face is very eye catching. Difficult to fly in the air are detected by filtration. Where the water flows into the bay leaves and Chaste to rest. Do not allow their territory to pass through owning other butterflies. Throttle, is very similar to Limenitis Camilla. Differences on the wing kanarlarının under the wings of an additional single row of white spots and black patches.

Wingspan: 46-62 mm long.

Similar Species:
• White Admiral - Limenitis camilla (Linnaeus,1764)
• Poplar Admiral - Limenitis populi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Sub-Types: Limenitis reducta herculeana, (Stichel,[1908])


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.118
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Southern White Admiral
3. EuroButterflies - Matt Rowling: Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Southern White Admiral
4. AdaMerOs: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Southern White Admiral
5. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa- Southern White Admiral


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-24 4:42]

Hello Seyfi.
Very nice photo of the rare butterfly. I have never seen this in nature. I like POV, details and beautiful colors.
Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-24 4:50]

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful shot of the Southern White Admiral. You achieved to have a beautiful fine light with the use of flash. Very pleasing decentred composition and a beautiful background. Very well done.
Kind regards

Hello Seyfi,
a marvellous picture of this very beautiful butterfly, very good sharpness and splendid bright colours, excellrnt POV, DOF and composition
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-24 5:10]

Great macro of this Butterfly!

I love the photo of the battle scarred butterfly, perfectly captured with good lighting and exposure. Have you noticed the butterfly is facing the camera??? Amazing!

And thank you Seyfi for such comprehensive detail. I would mark more if I could!


Hi Seyfi,

The close-up view is showing the details and colors of the Southern White Admiral butterfly on the leave. The subject is well framed. The use of the flash has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-24 5:40]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A very interesting picture. A splendid macro.
Your "White Admiral" looks very nice.
Have a good day,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-24 5:47]

Hello Seyfi
A perfect capture with sharp details, wonderful colors and perfect focus.

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of splendid butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ciao Seyfi. Amazing light. Stunning details on wing's weft. Indeed an amazing BG.


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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-09-24 6:14]

Nefis bir kelebek makrosu olmuş Seyfi bey, renkler keskinlik ve kadraj mükemmel uyumlu. Görselliği ön planda keyifli bir fotoğraf, ellerinize sağlık..
Sevgiler selamlar...

hello Seyfi
super sharpness composition with good light
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

hello Seyfi
exceptional clarity,the bent is very good,great macro,great time
TFS thanks for sharing

Merhaba Seyfi,

An excellent & beautiful capture with such vibrant coloration, sharpness & fine details. Lovely POV, pose & BG.

Very nicely done & Shukran katheeran!

Best salam & regards


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-24 8:05]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic photo of this butterfly. Excellent sharp details and natural clear colours. Beautiful OOF BG, DOF, composition and POV. A real beauty!

Merhabalar Seyfi bey gerçekten çok güzel bir hanımeli kelebeği.. ayrıntılar oldukça etkileyeci..
Elinize sağlık.. Tebrikler..

merhaba seyfi bey,
açı renkler ve detaylar harika olmuş.
En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

hello Seyfi!
although not in perfect physical shape, showing the beauty of this spectacular butterfly with a macro rich definition and color...

compliment sERGIO

Hallo Seyfi
A well focused shot of this colourful butterfly. Crisp clear with all details clearly seen. I especially like the hair on the wings and body, and the orange tips on the antennas. A lovely presentation which fills the frame perfectly. Good composition with a lovely green background. I like the light captured on the leaf as it makes the image glow with warmth. Thanks for sharing, and I am glad I could stop by this lovely image. Kind regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-24 11:49]

Hi Seyfi . A very good side POV of this Butterfly. Which you have taken with fine detail and bright colours. It has nice markings which we can see so clearly.. Well done TFS.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-24 11:55]

What a great capture, lovely sharp details, wonderful colors.

Selamlar Seyfi Bey, nefis bir hanımeli makrosu. Elinize sağlık.

Enfes bir makro Seyfi bey. Emeğinize sağlık.

Hi Seyfi,

Nice macro capture of the Southern White Admiral with great details! The sharpness and POV are perfect with nice color contrast, existing within the picture. The picture has superb focusing and the clarity is exceptionally well done.

best regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-09-24 15:38]

Muhteşem makro Seyfi bey elinize sağlık.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-24 16:33]

Hi Seyfi,

An amazingly beautiful shot of this lovely butterfly posing so perfectly on the leaf. The colors and details are just wonderful. The wing markings are so gorgeous that the tears are hardly noticeable. Superb background and composition.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-24 22:22]

Merhaba Seyfi,
Though a little torn on the wing, this is a fine portait of L. reducta showing the underside of the wings with excellent sharpness and colours against a fine natural OOF green BG in a superb composition.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-25 0:30]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent sharp the butterfly with good visible nice pattern and colours on wings. Bg is smooth with nice patches green and blue colours.
Regards, Pawel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-25 1:10]

Hi Seyfi,what a beautiful specie..and what a fantastic pic.Impressive macro whit the best quality of sharpness and colors,perfect light position for the best result as possible.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,

Bu kareyi tanımlamak için "sıradışı mükemmellikte" desem de yetmez sanırım.
Elinize sağlık.


Hello Seyfi,

a very nice close up from you.
Good pov, dof and details.
Fine warm colours.


Hello Seyfi
wonderful shot of this very beautiful butterfly, the details are very superb
great colors and lighting, i like his pose, he POV and also his rolled tongue
nice DOF and BG
Have a great WE

Merhaba Seymi!
Beautiful capture of Limenitis reducta, species known for me also from SE Europe. Great sharpness and beautiful DOF.
TFS and have a nice weekend!

This is such a sharp shot, it cout cut!
I love this shot, bro, for its superb sharpness and its simple composition.

Hello Seyfi! Wonderful macro, perfect exposure, ideal colours, good contrast and sharp. Splendid shot. Well done!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-09-27 14:06]

Hi Seyfi,

Wonderfull macro of the wonderfull butterfly.
Great details and colors , amzing light and composition.
I like it.
have a good day.

Hello Seyfi
a great macro on this Limenitis reducta with fine details, splendid contrast and excellent sharpness. Optimal light management.

Nikonun keskinliği, ustalığınızla birleşince nefis bir makro ortaya çıkmış. model zaten çok güzel. fonu, alan derinliği, hele netliği ve açısı nefis. elinize sağlık, Seyfi Bey. iyi akşamlar.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-12 11:48]

Hello Seyfi,
In spite of its old age this is a gorgeous butterfly! I like your composition and the beautiful light. Excellent sharpness and lovely colours too that stand out against the green background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-13 2:17]

Merhaba Seyfi,
such a lovely shot with excellent sharpness. The light is so wonderful. Excellent clarity of the wings and the top of the leaves.
The greenish background makes the butterfly syands out brilliantly.


Some wonderfully composed butterflies that you have in your gallery and i love the directional space that you use in most of your picture and I'm an advocate of that as well ;-). Here the details are excellent and you can also see a partially damaged wings on the top :-)


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-11-07 12:08]

Merhaba Seyfi!
Sharpness,colors,light,compo and BG are excellent.
With best wishes,

hello Seyfi

excellent macro photo of this insect with very fine POV, DOF,
and framing with leaving a good space in front, superb focus
great sharpness and details, beautifully blurred background, TFS


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