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Common Blue for *tsesler*


Common Blue for *tsesler*
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 3 N: 3088] (10784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Arthropods from the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-17 14:49
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue) [in Turk. Çok Gözlü Mavi]

Today I would like to dedicate this Cypriot beauty, “female Common Blue” on the flowers of Mediterranean Heliotrope (Heliotropium hirsutissimum) to one of my heartfelt friends on TL, Taner SESLER (tsesler) who is an macro admirer:):D. I wish you all the best my friend!

TFL!
Cheers,


Bayram

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A small butterfly with a wingspan of 20-32 mm. The upperside ground colour of the male is bright blue with a thin black line along the margin and a white outer margin, The underside ground colour is grey with blue-green highlights in the basal area. On the forewing and hindwing, parallel with the outer margin, is a series of black marks outlined with white. Similar markings are present in the cell and within the discal and basal areas of the forewing and hindwing. In the submarginal area there is a series of joined, orange, triangular-shaped marks. The upperside ground colour of the female is brown with a series of orange submarginal marks. On the forewing there is a small black mark at the end of the cell. The underside ground colour is light grey-brown. The markings are similar to the underside markings of the male. In females of the first brood there are mauve highlights on the uppersides, which in some specimens completely replaces the brown colour.

Common blue is a wide-ranging species which flies throughout all Europe, North Africa and all of western and central Asia. In Cyprus, the adult butterflies start to emerge at the end of February and are on the wing until the beginning of December in successive, overlapping broods. Overwinters as a pupa. The recorded host-plants are various species of the Leguminosae family. In Cyprus, it has been recorded as laying on various species of Trifolium and Lotus, on Ononis spinosa (Spiny Rest-harrow) and Medicago sativa (Lucerne). The larvae are attended by ants whilst developing on the host-plant.

It is one of the most common and most widespread butterflies in Cyprus. Recorded in a wide variety of habitats, such as maquis, garigue, phrygana, agricultural land, river valleys and forests, from sea level to the higest point of Cyprus. It is a very common butterfly wherever Lucerne is grown. Observed to be attracted to a wide variety of flowers.

References:

1. Makris, C. (2003). Butterflies of Cyprus. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. 329 pp.
2. Baytaş, A. (2008). Türkiye’nin Kelebekleri Doğa Rehberi. NTV yayınları, Doğuş Grubu İletişim Yayıncılık ve Ticaret A.Ş., Istanbul, 222 s.
3. Tolman, T.(2008).Collins Butterfly Guide of Britain and Europe. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., London,. 384 pp.

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Merhaba my dear friend Bayram,

Very beautiful and natural colors of this excellent macro shot!
Perfect blurred BG and nice colors of the butterfly!
Well done and presented!
Congratulations and TFS.
Um grande abraço,
Sergio

Merhaba Bayram, well returned with us, elegant little butterfly with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, lovely dedications to our friend Taner, very well done, ciao Silvio

Selam Bayram Hoca,
Kaç gündür görünmediniz.
Kanat üzerindeki ışığı ile göz alıcı bir kelebek görüntüsü. Detaylar güzel belgelenmiş. Teşekkürler
Selahattin E

Günaydın Bayram Bey,güzel makrolarınızı zlemişim.Sizi sağlıklı olarak burada görmek gerçekten sevindirici.Yine çok güzel bir fotoğraf,sağlıcakla kalın :)

Merhaba Bayram Hocam,
Nefis bir makro çekim.Işık, renk ve detaylar harika çıkmış.Elinize sağlık.
Selamlar,

hAyAti

Bayram Hocam Hoşgeldiniz
Harika bir makro
Taner Ağabey bayılacak bu hediyeye
Elinize sağlık
Burak

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-11-18 0:35]

Hola amigo,
interesting pov. and good focus ...
nice color and perspective,
beautiful dedication, :)
greetings Bay.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-11-18 7:26]

merhaba Bayram bey...
harika bir macro, oldum olası bu kelebekleri sınıflandıran insanoğlunu anlamakta güçlük çekerim, :) kelebek kelebektir, hepsi sevimli ve baharı haber veren canlılardır bana göre tabi...güzel bir çalışma eline sağlık...selamlar

Merhabalar Bayram hoca,
Bu ne muhteşem güzellik!!..
Canlı, renkli detaylar çarpıcı.
Kompozisyon ve sunum zarif..
selam,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Merhaba Bayram,
Toprak rengiyle uyumlu,nefis bir makro.
Güzel bir hediye ellerine saglık.
Selamlar
h.Ayhan

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-11-18 10:11]

Hello Bayram, another good butterfly shot! Maybe not the best POV but you've done a good job anyway, well done!

Mario

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-11-18 10:29]

Merhaba Bayram!
Wonderful, magnificent, beautiful butterfly!
Fantastic colors, light and picture.
Congratulations.
Greetings.
Barbara

Lovely shot Bayram.
It has beautiful colours and perfect lighting. Details, POV and composition are very good as well.Superb post.

Regards Siegfried

Merhabalar Bayram Bey,
beni ne kadar duygulandırdınız ve onurlandırdınız,
muhteşem hediyeniz için çok teşekkür ederim,
ellerinize, emeğinize ve yüreğinize sağlık,
selamlar,
Taner

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 7] (44)
  • [2008-11-22 2:38]

Harika bir bakış açısı ve detaylar. Elinize sağlık hocam.
Mehmet

nice simple shot of this butterfly, Bayram.. good one from your earlier post.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-02-12 3:09]

Merhaba Bayram,
excellent display of this butterfly for our friend. The red orangu is very lovely and beautiful. It is well pronounced with details and bristles around the wings.
Nicely shot.

regards,
Foozi

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