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Glanville Fritillary

Glanville 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: 2009-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2,8 I
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-25 4:18
Viewed: 3173
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Melitaea cinxia, Linnaeus 1758
Glanville Fritillary

Turkish Name : İperhan Kelebeği

Distribution in the world: The Far East and North Siberia and North Africa lived in the area all Palaeartric.

Living Area : 2500 metres from sea level height to be seen.All types can be found in habitats.

Flight time: May to September months flying.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillar live together in the first phase, then they leave. Plantago, Veronica, Viola, Centaurea, Hieracium species feed on plants being developed will hibernate for the caterpillar.

Description-Notes: May to July and this month they will begin to fly in the spawning period is also.After feeding all summer caterpillar eggs out of hibernate it.Spent the winter in silken cocoons from the larva and a cocoon again in the spring, while more poop after eating, and butterfly up in a few weeks of will create.Pupa, Our life begins to take a few months.Especially in June populations increases.
Living in the South region than those who live in the north are large and light colored.

Wingspan :
Male 38 - 46 mm
Female 44 - 52 mm long.

Similar Species:
· Melitaea telona, Fruhstorfer 1908
­­· Melitaea phoebe, Goeze 1779
­­· Melitaea collina, Lederer 1861
· Melitaea arduinna, Esper 1783


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-25 4:25]

Merhaba Seyfi,
wow...what an exciting shot of this fritillary. Very well captured in good light and superb colours. The spots are very well seen and you have shown a very nice featuere of this butterfly via your nice bokeh.
Well presented shot.


Merhaba Seyfi,
a very beautiful capture of the Glanville Fritillary, very good sharpness and lighting, splendid bright colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition
Tebrik enderim
Best regards

Hi Seyfi.

Such a fine capture in full spreading wings. Amazing details with fine exposure.

Bright and beautiful markings on the wings against the pleasing green.

Best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-25 4:53]

Beautiful spread of its wings, good colors and details. Good capture. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-25 5:10]

Hi Seyfi.
It is a top quality shot of a splendid individual of the species. All is perfect: wingspread of the butterfly and selected POV, composition of the image and DOF, sharpness/details of the insect and wonderful blurriness of the impressive leaves as a BG. Bravo.

Ciao Seyfi, beautiful Melitaea cinxia with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful light and nice blurry BG, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-25 7:01]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent photo in a great composition. Very good detailed in the feathers. Nice natural colours. Good POV and DOF.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-25 7:02]

Merhaba Seyfi,
The DOF, colours, natural green BG and sharpness are excellent.
However, it is difficult to decide what this female M. cinxia is resting on, her wings are spread out as if she is a dead set specimen and there is what looks like a clipped setting pin through the thorax.
As I am not 100% certain I give you the benefit of the doubt.
Thanks and best wishes,

hello Seyfi

very beautiful photo of this butterfly shot with fine POV
and the way it is framed, hes pose with the wings and tail
wide open brings dynamism to the image, fine focus
sharpness and details, beautiful saturated colour tones, TFS


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-25 9:29]

Merhaba Seyfi,
oun makro yine mükemmel.
İlginç kelebek türü.
Mükemmel bileşimi size, tebrikler.
Greetings dostu,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-25 9:38]

Hi Seyfi. You have captured a 3D efect of this butterfly. I like the top POV so we can see all of the open wing markings. Which you have taken with such fine detail and rich colours. well taken TFS.Nick..

nice portrait, TFS Ori

hello Seyfi
this one is so beautiful with good sharpness and good details nice pose
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-25 11:51]

Hello Seyfi.
What a beautiful image! You have captured a precious butterfly. The image is sharp and clear, with a wonderful POV and excellent color and lighting.Very good job. TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Merhaba Seyfi bey. Bugün gördüğüm ikinci Meliteae türü.
Emeğinize sağlık. Teşekkürler.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-25 15:12]

Hi Seyfi,

A lovely capture of the beautifully shaped butterfly. The wing patterns are wonderful with pretty colors and good details. I love the diagonal pose on the leaves.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-25 15:26]

Hi Seyfi,what a beautiful pic,the butterfly seem suspended in the nothing,impressive quality of sharpness and colors as usual,another great gift for a butterfly fan like me.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-25 15:31]

Hey Seyfi,
This butterfly looks like it is in flight. Very good 3D effect MF.
I liked you composition and your technical management.
Best wishes,

off of, renkler harika, alan derinliği mükemmel. netlik ve pozlama ve bir de model:) hepsi çok güzel olmuş, Seyfi Bey. elinize sağlık. bu vesile ile 50. karenizi kutlarım.
sağlıcakla kalın, iyi geceler,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-02-25 22:20]

Dear Seyfi!

Your series about the butterflies is magnificent! This picture, once more, is superb and I like the composition with the diagonally orientated butterfly very much. The good sharpness reveals fine details and your notes are very interesting and well elaborated.

Kind regards


hello Seyfi,
simple composition from fine POV, splendid colors output and sharpness, it's a great macro photo!
"keep photographing! TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-25 23:26]

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,
Mükemmel bir makro çalışması olmuş.Işık,renkler
ve kadraj 4/4 lük.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-02-25 23:26]

Kadraj yerleşimi, renkleri ve netliğiyle, güzel türün çok güzel fotoğrafı olmuş.
Ellerinize sağlık Seyfi bey, selamlar..

Seyfi Bey günaydınlar efendim. Sizin Riva dilberi pek sağlıklı görünüyor. Hoş bir bakış açısından tüm kanatüstü desen ve renkler güzel bir şekilde tespit edilmiş.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Cia Seyfi. Intrigant diagonal capture with pleasant playing of light and very good natural colours.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-26 6:13]

Hello Seyfi
Beautiful macro.Excellent POV for that crystal sharp image.Great detail and lovely colors
TFS Michel

Hello seyfi
you have taken this Glanville Fritillary with very sharp details,
great color saturation, i like the markings on the wings and the green leaves in the BG
Have a great WE

Gracias por tu amable comentario Seyfi; hoy quise variar un poco de mis clásicos insectos :-)

Tu toma es muy interesante, sobre todo por el ángulo empleado para el disparo, que consigue una inusual vista de la mariposa. Buen encuadre pero quizás algo saturados los colores.

Un abrazo y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent colours and sharpness. Very nice details with goodlight and great BG.
Very good saturation.

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
An expertly taken macro shot with beautiful lights, sharpness, colors and blurry background. But Ivan (Argus) is right it seems like a dead specimen and we don't see what she's resting on. Nevertheless as a photo it's very nice without doubt. Tfs.
Have a nice Sunday, friendly regards, László

Muhteşem renkler ve nefis bir makro Seyfi bey.
Emewğinize sağlık.

Merhaba Seyfi bey. güzel bir Meliteae türü.harika çekmişsiniz
Emeğinize sağlık. Tebrikler

Hi Seyfi,

The leaves are framing well the butterfly. The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the Glanville Fritillary butterfly. The early afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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