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Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain 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: 2010-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII, B+W UV-HAZE
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-28 7:01
Viewed: 3369
Points: 76
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Altitude of 1000 meters
Issoria lathonia, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Queen of Spain Fritillary

Turkish Name : İspanyol Kraliçesi Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

World Distribution: Palaearctic region are seen at all.Palearctic region, Europe-(except Iceland), Asia and North Africa region is also included Japan, China is in the region.

Living Area: Can be seen up to 2700 meters above sea level.Can be found in any natural environment.

Flight Time: A long period, which fly in the months of March to October.Constitute two generations per year. March-April-May in the spring generation.Generation takes place in summer July-August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, wild violet-Viola arvensis, Viola tricolor, V. calcarata, V. odorata, V. lutea, V. biflora (violet species) and fed and grows.

Description-Notes: Known, is a butterfly.Fritillary in all other families, the main defining feature of the pre-marked in the lower wings, which are lit-back silver big patch ...
Wingspan: 38-46 mm.

Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.Page 140

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-07-28 7:23]

Hello Seyfi,
This morning I've taken this species only I'm going to post next time. Our countries are so far but this species show here and there in the same time. ours taken perfectly sharp, bright colours, exact sharpness. This flower is also common in my country where perch butterflies very often.
Regards, Pawel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-28 8:06]

Beautiful species on lovely flower, good lighting and colors. Good background adds beauty to this image, fine capture. tfs.

Hallo Seyfi,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Queen of Spain Fritillary taken from an excellent POV in a lovely pose on the flower, superb sharpness and beautiful colours well saturated, a very pleasing composition with a splendid BG.
Best regards

Hi Seyfi,

The blurry background is putting in evidence the butterfly and the flower. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Queen of Spain Fritillary butterfly. The late morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Seyfi,

a very nice piture from this Queen of Spain and the flower- Scabiosa sp.
Good pov, details and blurred bg.
Fine colours.


Ciao Seyfi. Wonderful colours and superb light witg excellent details.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-28 11:20]

Hi Seyfi,
A beautiful butterfly with very unusual colors. The wing patterns are wonderful. Great colors and details and a pretty picture.
Best regards Siggi

hello Seyfi
super posewith great detailsand beautiful colours
super shot
greeting lou

Merhaba Seyfi bey,

Gerçekten harika bir çalışma.
Çiçek üzerindeki kompozisyon, canlı renk dokuları...hepsi çok güzel.
Ustaca bir çekim, elinize sağlık.


Hi Seyfi.
You have a wonderful photo here.
Everything is on the spot, pose, composition, lights, atmosphere, everything.
A joy to look at, congratulations.
Regards, Felipe.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-07-28 22:27]

Dear Seyfi!

I'm glad to be back on TN and to discover your superb gallery again. I have stopped at your last picture because it would be difficult to make up a choice. The butterfly and the flower (Scabiosa?) form a superb couple and are complementary as far as the photographic effect is concerned. I also like your interesting notes.

Kind regards


Tek kelimeyle kusursuz olmuş Seyfi bey. Tebrikler.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-07-29 2:13]

Hello Seyfi,
We have been showing the same butterfly, but fortunately in a different manner, so it's less boring!
Very fine colors and perfect sharpness to present the underside of Issoria's wings. Good decentred composition too.
Kind regards

Seyfi bey merhabalar

İspanyolu nihayet istediğiniz güzel bir pozda yakalamışsınız şık ve güzel bir çekim olmuş.

Emeğinize sağlık..

Ciao Seyfi, fantastic Issoria lathonia, wonderful colors, lfine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-07-29 11:26]

Hi Seyfi,

Another outstanding butterfly on a beautiful flower. Focus is perfect showing off the wonderful colors and fantastic details. I love the background and composition.


Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Splendid capture! Amazing light and colours. Great presentation. I saw some of them last June but I couldn't take good shot. Congratulations,

Hello Seyfi
wonderful capture of this Queen of Spain Fritillary, taken with sharp details,
the butterfly stand out so well against the blurred BG
beautiful natural sunlight, specially on the flower
Have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-30 3:01]

Salam Seyfi,
merhaba Ramadhan, may we all be blessed for the months of forgiveness.
This issuch a pretty presentation. The colours are well presented in splendid sharpness. how exciting to note the white pattern on the underside od its wings. Very well composed view, especially giving the background a smooth and neat view.
congratulations for such a pleasant butterfly image.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-31 6:42]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic photo of this butterfly in splendid light and colours. The sharpness and details are more than excellent. Beautiful POV, OOF BG an composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-31 6:53]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A superb macro of I. lathonia. The POV showing the slightly open wings is great and the underside has great sharpness and colours. Nice composition on the Knautia flower against a clean Bg.
Thanks and best regards,

Merhaba Seyfi bey..renkleri deseni ile muhtesem bir kelebek...ellerinze saglik.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2010-08-02 4:37]

Hi Seyfi
Great picture of this butterfly with great sharpness and background


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2010-08-02 7:22]

Hi Seyfi.

Great macro here, excellent détails and colors of the wings.
Very nice POV and very good control of the light, good B/G.
The sharpness are perfect, TFS.
Have a good week.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-03 11:46]

Hi Seyfi
Nice closed up.Good pov and sharp image with excellent detail , light and colors are beautiful.I also like the colors contrast between the main subject and the bg
TFS Michel

Muhteşem makro Seyfi bey.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Buen enfoque luz y colores, con el reparo de estar algo alta la saturación del color. Bonito trabajo.
Abrazo Seyfi: Josep Ignasi.

hello Seyfi

excellent and very beautiful photo of this butterfly,
shot with fine POV and framing, fine focus sharpness
and details, very beautiful warm luminosity and colour tones,



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-11 11:41]

Hello Seyfi,
A fabulous view of the Queen of Spain in a lovely pose on the Knautia flower. Excellent sharpness, beautiful light and colours and a very nice soft background. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

merhaba Seyfi Bey
İspanyol Kraliçesini defalarca görüntüledim ama hiç biri bu kadar güzel olmamıştır. renkler ve keskin detaylar harika. alan derinliği, açı ve ışık kullanımı da. bilgi notlarıyla birlikte sunumu da harika. elinize sağlık. iyi akşamlar.

Hello Seyfi
wonderful shot with great details and colors, the composition is amazing, with excellent light management and sharpness. Very interesting notes.

A stunning macro, Seyfi.
Very well framed and perfect all round sharpness.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-31 22:29]

Hi Seyfi.
Simply amazing subject at whole and blameless quality of the image. All features of the flower and fine butterfly are reproduced with great details and exactness. Lights and colours are great as well as BG and composition of the picture. Well done and TFS.

Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful image with nice colors, fine details, great sharpness and excellent POV. Well done!

Hello Seyfi,
That's a superb capture with lot of colours. Nice composition, great background and
oustanding sharpness.
Lovely image. Marius.

Seyfi Bey muhteşem bir çalışma.
Elinize sağlık.

another great capture, TFS Ori

Hi Seyfi. You have first class collection of butterfly shots. Always immaculate with your work complemented with fabulous artistic impression. This one is awesome. Have a nice day shooting and warmest regards - Jusni

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