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Marsh Fritillary

Marsh 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: 2011-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII, B+W F - Pro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-10 8:20
Viewed: 2496
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Euphydryas aurinia , (Rottemburg, 1775)
Marsh Fritillary

Turkish Name: Nazuğum Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: North of the North Anatolian Turkey (Central Anatolia Region, north of the Black Sea, the Marmara region and northern part of Eastern Anatolia Region

Distribution in the world: Scandinavian countries, including the area from the Mediterranean coastal countries live in a large area.

Living Area: Sea level, up to heights of 2200 meters in humid savannas, are warm and floral areas.

Flight time: Fly during May to July.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars isetensis Scabiosa, Succisa pratensis species feeding on plants develop.

Description-Notes: Medium-sized butterfly. Among his most interesting İperhan orange, yellow and brown species that have checkered patterns. English as the name suggests, marsh or wetland meadow pastures began in the area of life cycle continues until dry. This feature is reflected in the colors. The colors are vivid at first start to fade over time. Some years, the number of colonies is too much, and some years of declining numbers. This is caused by eating larvae, wasps presence of a kind.

Wingspan: 30 -46 mm mm long.

Similar Species:
• Spanish Fritillary- Euphydryas desfontainii, (Godart, 1819)
• Steppe Fritillary - Euphydryas orientalis, (Herrich-Schäffer, [1851])


1.Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.126 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Marsh Fritillary
3. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa- Marsh Fritillary
4. AdaMerOs: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Marsh Fritillary


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-10 8:56]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent sharp detailed butterfly in this photo. Beautiful natural colours and a fine diagonal composition. Very nice blurred background and contrasting flower.

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

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-10 9:29]

Hello Seyfi,
A superb capture of E. aurinia female.
The POV to show her open wings is great and taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

HI Seyfi,
amazing colours. Perfect sharpness and composition. Beautiful composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Seyfi
beautiful colours and great composition
the sharpness and details are perfect
thanks greeting lou

Hi Seyfi,
A beautiful capture of this butterfly.
Excellent lighting and wonderful rich colours.
The textures and details are terrific.
The POV and DOF are well done.

Ciao Seyfi,
Bella composizione di questa farfalla con le ali aperte su di un fiore, che gli fa ance da sfondo,
ottimi i colori ,molto bene la nitidezza con zelativi dettagli, bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Merhaba Seyfi,
a very beautiful macro of the Euphydryas aurinia taken from an excellent point of view showing perfectly the upper wings markings, superb sharpness and marvellous colours
Best regards

Ciao Seyfi. Razor details and sharp against the brilliant BG. Lovely compo with the butterfly in diagonal posture.


Hello Seyfi,
A brilliant capture of this butterfly that stands out beautifully against the soft background. Great sharpness, fine details, lovely natural colours and well composed. Congratulations!

Hello Seyfi,
Nice picture of this Marsh Fritillary resting on white flower. Background is nicely blurred. Very well done.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-10 19:08]

Hello Seyfi!
Lovely shot showing this beautiful butterfly in a very classic pose.Great details and natural colors.Well done!TFS
Nice w-end!

Great photo Seyfi! Interesting butterfly, very good composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness!

Hello Seyfi,
Impressive capture with excellent contrast and colors.
It is a interesting image taken from a very nice POV.
The details and colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-11 4:24]

Hi Seyfi,
Composition and colours are very nice.
Perfect sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-11 12:40]

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful macro shot.Vivid colors,contrast between butterfly and BG,framing and clear details are excellent.Best regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-11 20:23]

Salam Seyfi,
exciting composition of this top view shot. Exciting colors and lovely colour contrast.
Very pleasant presentation.


wonderful under this POV composition,with a great performance!
regards Seyfi

Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-28 22:22]

Hi Seyfi.
I am glad to have an opportunity to comment your once more picture. Its composition is simply amazing as well as pictured specimen and scene at whole. I am also impressed with precise exposure and reproduction of the white flowers, every details of the beautiful butterfly and nice natural blurred BG. Well done as always. Warm regards and TFS.

Hello Seyfi

The POV you choose, with the butterfly's pose
and the way it is framed on the image, it adds
dynamism to the photo, with beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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