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Orange Tip

Orange Tip
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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: 2012-05-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-20 5:26
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"The old butterfly waiting for the rain"

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4th anniversary on TN ..
2009-01-20 - 2013-01-20
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Anthocharis cardamines, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Orange Tip

Turkish Name: Turuncu Süslü kelebek

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution in the world : Palaearctic region are seen at all.Palearctic region, Europe, Asia and North Africa region is also included. Extends south into the desert belt.Sahara, the deserts of Arabia and Iran, China is in the region.

Living Area: Above sea level, up to a height of 3000 meters, wetlands and bush areas, forest clearing and road are tall.

Flight Time : Are seen in the first days of spring.Are the spring and the butterflies fly from March to May.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Terese of Cardamine pratensis-Meadow, Alliaria petiolata garlic-herb, Arabis turrita, Lunaria annua-pearl flower, Hesperis lacinata Biscutella mollis, or are fed by the plant species. Here is the Latin name.

Notes - Remarks: The Orange-tip is a true sign of spring, being one of the first species to emerge that has not overwintered as an adult. The male and female of this species are very different in appearance. The more-conspicuous male has orange tips to the forewings, that give this butterfly its name. These orange tips are absent in the female and the female is often mistaken for one of the other whites, especially the Green-veined White or Small White.

Wingspan: 38-48 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Morocco orange tip - Anthocharis belia, (Linnaeus,1767)
• Eastern Orange Tip - Anthocharis damone, (Boisduval,1836)
• Grüner's Orange Tip - Anthocharis gruneri, (Herrich-Schäffer[1851])
• Bath White - Pontia daplidice, (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Small Bath White - Pontia chloridice, (Hübner,1813)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.34 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Orange Tip
3. Moths and Butterflies : Europe and North Africa - Orange Tip
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Orange Tip
5. Captain's : European Butterfly Guide - Orange Tip
6. UK Butterflies : UK Butterflies - Orange Tip


maaciejka, samiran88, Silvio2006, Miss_Piggy, CeltickRanger, drchoneydew, Marco2010, cobra112, Mamagolo2, anel, lazyman has marked this note useful
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-20 5:55]

Hi Seyfi,a fantastic macro of one of my prefered butterflies,always difficult to take because always in mouvement,the details are really at the top,the best way to see the magic wings design of this small specie.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2013-01-20 5:56]

Hi Seyfi,
I like the POV and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-20 5:59]

Hello Seyfi,
Amazing sharp detailed macro of this butterfly in splendid clarity and colours. Nice contrasting background. Taken from a very good POV.

Great portrait of a butterfly, he has a very interesting pattern on the wings.

Hi Seyfi,
beautiful butterfly, beautiful photo. I like these warm colours. Excellent sharpness. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Seyfi,
Congratulation my friend for completing four years with amazing pictures share with us.
This is a fantastic picture and very suitable for celebration.
great colour, tone and composition.
with best wishes

Merhaba Seyfi, congratulations for your 4th anniversary on TN and thanks for all your beautiful photo, great macro of lovely buterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-01-20 6:50]

Hello Seyfi.
Well done on a great shot. Well composed, good POV and clarity and sharpness are spot on.
Regards Siggi

hello Seyfi'super good sharpness and great details of this beauty
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Seyfi
Once more you share with us a wonderful macro filled with beautiful colours and awesome details. I just love the colour of the background as it really highlights all the prominent features of the butterfly to the best. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Seyfi
A superb photo of this butterfly, indeed difficult to photograph. Excellent detail and good background. Perfect focus.
regards yiannis

Hello Seyfi

Great macro shot of a beautiful butterfly,
with lovely light illuminating its wings patterns, TFS


Ok have to say..now THIS is my favorite butterfly today! WOWOWOWOW and congrats to 4 years!!!!!!! This is what Macro is all about and my first time viewing this amazing species!!

Hello Seyfi,
An outstanding capture with great perfections,excellent clarity,colours and composition.
Congratulation ,
Best regards,

Ciao Seyfi.
Splendida esemplare di Pieridae Cardamines Anthocharis,stupendi i colori naturali de un’ottima nitidezza,notevoli dettagli eccellente la composizione,molto bella.
Ti auguro un buona settimana ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Ciao Seyfi. Just a professional macro like gift for for 4th anniversary on TN MF. Very well done and TFS.


除了美外 還是很美
翅膀的顏色真是太迷幻 太燦爛

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-21 5:57]

Beautiful image of lovely species, excellent details and colors. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-21 6:36]

Hello Seyfi
Beautifu lmacro and nice composition.Sharp image with good details.Colours and light are also very nice.
TFS Michel

Hi Seyfi,
Butterflies, butterflies, butterflies - I don't know where to start looking because your photo's are so stunning with such beautiful colour and detail and all the different species. Really wonderful images. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.

Another beautiful butterfly photo Seyfi! Very good composition, wonderful BG, nice lighting and good sharpness!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-01-27 5:13]

Hello Seyfi,
You bring us back to last Spring with this typical species. Well presented lateral view of this beautiful male specimen. Perfect sharpness ang well chosen composition.
Kind regards

Hi Seyfi,

You're capturing well this butterfly by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the butterfly stopping on green leaf with the feather of the beautiful pattern. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and a good color combination. And, good focus.

Kind regards,

Hello Mr.Sayfi,
Thanks for your nice comment in my picture.
Wish we will watch your picture soon.

Nice colour and focus.Really great example for new comer to learn how to capture such beautiful picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

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