<< Previous Next >>

Black Veined White

Black Veined White
Photo Information
Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-24 5:51
Viewed: 2997
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
. .

* * * Merry Christmas to everybody * * *
. .

Aporia crataegi , (Linnaeus, 1758)
Black Veined White

Turkish Name: Alıç Beyazı Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution in the world: Western Europe, Southern Scandinavia, Eastern and South. Europe, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, northern Iraq, northern Iran, Transkafkasya, North Caucasus, the Caspian Sea, China, far East Asia, Korea and Japan.

Living Area: 500-2000 metres between the altitude of the bush, fruit trees can be seen at the same location as.Water resources and forests of the region like.

Flight time: May and flies in June. Depending on the climate and conditions, they also end up in the last week of August have been reported.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillar usually gregarious Prunus (Plum, Cherry, cherry ...) Familya the species, with species from the family is fed and sometimes laugh.

Description-Notes: Large and elegant butterfly. Butterfly pupae, usually 1-3 meters above the ground becomes very hard. Butterfly, caterpillars to live together, side by side is possible to see the butterfly pupae. Flying, Large White - Pieris Brassica similar, but faster than flies. The female of wings, especially the transparent and the veins brown apex. Men's completely white and black veins.

Wingspan: 58-76 mm long.

Similar Species:

• Clouded Apollo - Parnassius mnemosyne, (Linnaeus 1758)
• Large White - Pieris brassicae, (Linnaeus 1758)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.24 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri – Black Veined White
3. Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Black Veined White
4. Moths and Butterflies : Europe and North Africa - Black Veined White
5. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Black Veined White
6. EuroButterflies : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Black Veined White


goatman04, Miss_Piggy, maaciejka, lazyman, CeltickRanger, jusninasirun, Hotelcalifornia has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-24 6:09]

Interesting composition for this lovely BVWhite on colorful flower with smooth background. tfs.

Salam Seyfi,
A terrific macro with fine details, colors & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with an attractive POV. Nice work & TFS. Salam & best wishes!


Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful presentation with great details.Lovely POV,colours and clarity.
Merry Christmas to you,
with regards,

Hallo Seyfi
Once again a winner from your lens! A super macro indeed. The Black Veined White is a perfectly created butterfly and you have captured it so beautifully showing all its striking details, especially the black veins. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
This is to accompany my warmest seasonal greetings to you and your loved ones, no matter if you celebrate Christmas or not. It still remains a time of peace and goodwill.
*Merry Christmas.*

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-24 7:05]

Hello Seyfi,
Fascinating macro in splendid colours and impressive sharpness. Attractive composition.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to You and Your Family.

  • Great 
  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-12-24 7:14]

Hi Seyfi,
wonderful photo, excellent sharpness for amazing details, lovely composition !
Best wishes !

very very nice picture with top class quality and presentation.

Hello Seyfi Many thanks and also to you and yor Fam a Merry christmas
thanks greeting lou

this picture is SUPER!!!!
i like the sharpness and the beautiful colours

Hello Seyfi
A perfect image of this butterfly, excellent detail, nice setting, beautiful colours.
A Happy New Year to you!
regards yiannis

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

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Merry Christmas to you and family.

Czesc Seyfi,
Merry Christmas to You and Your Family.
Amazing colours. Perfect composition. A lot of details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Seyfi,

You're capturing well this butterfly by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the white butterfly in which had black line pattern to wing. It's harmonized well with pink flower. And, the green background draws out a good effect in the point of the entire color balance.

Kind regards,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-24 15:12]

Hi Seyfi,i wish all the best me too and thanks for this magnificent Christmas postcard whit a beautiful butterfly never seen in my country,a great Christmas gift to the fans like me! Luciano

perfect capture, TFS Ori

Hello Seyfi

Merry Christmas also to you,
beautiful composition of this butterfly
over his flower, with fine POV and framing,
excellent contrast of the color tones, TFS


  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-26 9:51]

Hello Seyfi.
Superb macro capture. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. Great green contrasting BG and composed well. Great work.Regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-27 0:33]

Merhaba & Salam Seyfi,
such a stunning presentation of this lovely butterfly. The details are splendid and it looks like glass crystal.
Excellent green background to give a pleasant view.
Excellent job and it is really an eye catcher.


  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-12-27 8:55]

Elinize sağlık Seyfi bey, çok nefis olmuş, selamlar.

Impressive photo Seyfi! Very good composition, fantastic BG, wonderful colours and great sharpness!
My best wishes for the New Year

Bravo Seyfi! Great close up. Perfect management of light and colours. Stunning details against the brigh BG.


Salam Seyfi.
I always like white butterfly and this one is stunning with black veins. Excellent setting on the white balanced and nicely captured against the silenced background.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Hello Seyfi,

It looks like painting. Beautiful butterfly and eye catching composition. Well and perfect BG for Butterfly photography. Excellent details as well as sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Calibration Check