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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, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-12-02 8:05
Viewed: 1746
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Altitude: 2515 meters
Mid - July. Location swamp.
Mostly cloudy - Sunless and (7/8°C) degrees was made a cold photo shoot in the air.
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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hallo Seyfi
this is super good sharpness and nice composition
the colours and details are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Seyfi,
Another beautiful picture.Colour and details are excellent.Wish I can manage such BG in my picture.Nice presentation.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-02 10:05]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic macro in incredible sharpness and details. Splendid bright colours and taken from a very good POC in a marvellous composition. Beautiful blurred background too.

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely butterfly, beautiful blurry BG, superb sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-02 10:25]

Hi Seyfi,fantastic spectacle,this pic is truly great,fine details,bright colors and great contrast with the green background,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,luciano

Merhaba Seyfi
Fantastic! It looks like a painting.Wonderful colours and terrific sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good week!
Best regards

hallo Seyfi
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 花朵也很漂亮 兩者有相乘效果的美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂 謝謝分享

Hi Friend,
Tks for sharing this beautiful butterfly. first time am seeing this angel.
Well composed frame with fine colors. Awesome.


Hello Seyfi,
An exceptional colours scheme,its tonal variations and clarity.Great details and lovely composition.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-03 2:22]

Kafkaslı harika olmuş Seyfi Bey,tebrikler..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-12-18 22:23]

Hi Seyfi.
As usual your photos are fantastic. This one is no exception. Amazing scene, ultimate details of the fine butterfly and so beautiful plant. BG is simply great for them. Stunning job. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Seyfi
Remarkably well captured image with top quality sharpness and colour.thanks for this well composed picture.
best wishes,

Hello Seyfi

Excellent and beautiful photo of this butterfly with its lovely warm color tones
doing great contrast with the green color tones of the vegetation, TFS


Very interesting butterfly Seyfi! Beautiful photo as always! Good composition, nice BG, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

Merhaba Seyfi hocam.
Muhteşem bir yakın detay çalışması olmuş.
Ellerinize sağlık.

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