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Caucasian Fritillary

Caucasian 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: 2013-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-03 6:48
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Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Altitude: 2522 meters
Boloria caucasica, (Lederer,1852)
Caucasian Fritillary

Turkish Name: Kafkas Menekşe Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Eastern Black Sea, Eastern Anatolia, high mountain slopes.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and South Russia.

Living Area: Alpine and subalpine wet mountain meadows up to 2500 meters.

Flight time: Mid-July to Mid-August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Viola spp.(violets) family is fed plants.

Description-Notes: Local and rare. One of the smallest fritillaries-(Boloria) in Turkey. Colors and patterns of the hindwing the other "types of Boloria as" very beautiful. Another small fritillary with orange-red upper sides and a row triangular marginal spots on both wings-but the only one in its range. Note the extensive dark basal area on hindwing. Orange, red and yellow hindwing markings are complex; but there is always a rusty basal band with a small light spot in the middle and white marginal spots. Males are more brightly colored .

Wingspan: 32-36 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Balkan Fritillary-Boloria graeca,(Staudinger,1870)
• Pearl-bordered Fritillary-Boloria euphrosyne,(Linnaeus, 1758)
• Small pearl-bordered fritillary-Boloria selene,(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
• Weaver's Fritillary-Boloria dia, (Linnaeus, 1767)
• Mountain Fritillary-Boloria napaea, (Hoffmannsegg, 1804)
• Shepherd's Fritillary-Boloria pales, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


1.Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.144 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Caucasian Fritillary
3. Trakel’s: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey - Caucasian Fritillary
4. Lepidoptera.pro : Butterflies of The Russia - Caucasian Fritillary
5. Russian insects: Butterflies of The Russia - Caucasian Fritillary
6. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Caucasian Fritillary


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Hi Seyfi, my today's neighbour,
beautiful photo. Amazing warm colours. Perfect point of view. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-03 7:44]

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,
kafkaslıyı güzel yakalamışsınız, tebrikler..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-03 8:30]

Hi Seyfi,another pearl in your gallery of rare wonders,really beautiful whit a very bright orange and the best wings position for the best details everywhere,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Amazing shot, Seyfi.
A very beautiful butterfly presented in the most attractive aspect with the wings open and super details and colours on them.
Thanks and regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-03 8:57]

Hello Seyfi,
Another macro in splendid light and full saturated colours. Excellent sharpness, details and an attractive diagonal composition.

Hello Mr.Seyfi,
Beautiful butterfly.Like its pose.Very clear and sharp picture.Nice to see against such green BG.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo seyfi
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-03 13:29]

Hello Seyfi,
Lovely composition,very well focused subject and its surrounding with great sharp details and clarity.Regards Siggi

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-10-03 15:25]

Ah! .. nefis bir kompozison ve kadraj yerleşimi, Seyfi bey. Kelebek ve çiçek ince detaylarıyla ustaca soyutlanmış. Poz ve pozlama herzamanki gibi fevkalâde. Keyifle izledim. Tebrikler, selâmlar.

Hi Seyfi,
照的清晰 很要亮的蝴蝶
花也很漂亮 真是美極了
構圖美麗 背景深遂一片綠意無限

Another amazing rare butterfly Seyfi! Great photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Hi Seyfi,
Amazing macro of this species with perfect sharp details, composition, coloration and blurred BG. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and regards!

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful colours saturation,nice composition and remarkable details.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-04 5:50]

Beautiful and colorful species and well captured with fine composition...tfs.

Hello Seyfi
Perfect photo, wonderful combination of colours, nice composition, excellent focus and detail.
Beautiful butterfly and good specimen
regards yiannis

Hi Seyfi,

You're capturing well this butterfly by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the butterfly with black spotted patter to the orange wings in which is stopping on the tip od pink flower. The whole is balanced well by a good arrangement and beautiful/bright color combination. And, the blurring green background draws out well this butterfly.

Kind regards,

enjoyable quality in photo... ass always, I like a lot the light management!
regards Seyfi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-06 4:47]

Hello Seyfi,
Another beautiful butterfly-species. I never have seen this Caucasian Boloria until now. The spots on the wings are finer than the ones we have on our Boloria-species. As usual special "Seyfi-framing" and interesting color-contrast.
Kind regards

Wonderful MF Seyfi! Faboulose colours excellent detaisl and perfect sharp. Well done.


Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing with precision the détails and colors of the Caucasian Fritillary butterfly. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Seyfi

The warm color tones of this Caucasian lovely butterfly are very very beautiful,
photo shot with fine POV to show its patterns, excellent framing,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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