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Male Common Blue for *Hayati*


Male Common Blue for *Hayati*
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 3 N: 3088] (10784)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Arthropods from the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-19 23:54
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue) [in Turk. Çok Gözlü Mavi]

I would like to dedicate this Cypriot beauty, “male Common Blue” on the twig tip of a wild ficus near the coastal line to one of my beloved and heartfelt friends on TL, Hayati KESER (hay_kes) for his kind interest to my shots. 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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the male common blue is beautiful.. lovely detail on the body of the butterfly, Bayram.. nice catch again.. tfs..

regards, terry

Merhaba Bayram Hocam
Çok harika bir makro
Kanatları kadife gibi, rengi muhteşem
Hayati Hocam için müthiş bir hediye
İyi günler
Burak

Hi Bayram!
Great capture! Beautiful colors and composition.
TFS.
Regards,
Paulo.

Hey my dear friend...
amazing detailed shot
very good notes as well

TFS

Arindam

Merhaba Bayram Hocam,
Bu ince jestiniz gerçekten onurlandırdı beni.Bu harika hediyeyeniz için çok çok teşekkür ederim.Son derece etkileyici bir makro çekim.Elinize sağlık .
Selam ve sevgilerimle..

hAyAti

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-11-20 2:13]

Merhaba Bayram bey,
ne muhteşem bir görüntü.Tüylerini neredeyse teker teker sayacağız.Ellerinize sağlık.Tebrikler.Teşekkürler.Necla.

Hello Bayram,
this is an excellant capture of this butterfly.
The composition is perfect and the DOF is superb.
Well done,
Siegfried

Such a handsome delicate common blue you captured Bayram. Truly gorgeous. I envy you for it appears you have ample time to chase these beauties in the open fields or woods. Superb details and focus on the insect. My compliments...Danilo

Merhaba Bayram,

Beautiful natural colors of the butterfly and an excellent macro!
Congratulations and TFS.
Selamlar
Sergio

Ciao Bayram, splendid male too, great macro with wonderful colors, great DOF and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-11-20 6:52]

Merhaba Bayram bey...
Ayakta alkışlanacak güzellikte harika bir macro çalışması, kelebeğin tüylerini saymak mümkün...güzel bir çalışma...eline sağlık...selamlar...

Selam Bayram Hoca,
Keşlebekleri böyle bir pozda yakalamak sanırım güç bir iş.Netlik ve ışık cabası
Tebrikler
Selahattin E

Merhaba Bayram.
harika bir makro ve renk tonları.
Işık ve gölgenin başarılı kullanıldığı bir
çalışma,hayati için çok 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)
  • [2008-11-20 13:48]

Wow, what a nice butterfly Bayram! Very well captured by you with a very good technique and a great composition, well done!

Mario

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-11-20 14:34]

Hi Bayram!
Amazing! Admirable! Splendit!
Wonderful! Magnificent!
F a n t a s t i c!!!!!!
Greetings.:))))
Barbara

Merhabalar Bayram Bey,
bazı yoğun günlerde yorum yapamıyorum, onun için biraz gecikme olabiliyor;)
Amanda Mavisi'nin mavi rengini nasıl da muhteşem sergilemişsiniz,
detaylar muhteşem,
ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık,
selamlar,
Taner

Merhaba Bayramhoca,
Sanırım çok nadir rastlanan fluoresan gözalıcı
muhteşem bir mavi kelebek macrosu...Sunum harika.
Selam,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 7] (44)
  • [2008-11-22 2:40]

Bayram Hocam bu nasıl mavidir böyle. Renkler ve kompozsiyopn müthiş.
Elinize sağlık.
Mehmet

Hi Bayram
Very nice capture here! lovely and vivid colors! Excellent macro with great details and texture of the wings!
TFS
Carine

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-02-12 3:07]

Merhaba Bayram,
lovely glowing colour of blue. such a captivating shot and excellent clarity.
i really like this extra glitter.

Regards,
Foozi

Hi Bayram,
also this beautiful butterfly is well taken .
Its blue color is jumped by a stupendous light.
it is difficult to photograph it because it is small and it continually flies.
it is an excellent work.
Good weekend
Mari

Hi Bayram
Blue is such a uncommon colour in nature. It's nice you've found this pretty little Common Blue to share. Love the sharp detail and of course the colour. Great notes.
TFS Janice

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  • solrac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1103 W: 26 N: 1025] (9012)
  • [2010-05-10 14:14]

Hola Bayram
Magnifica imagen de esta mariposa de hermosos tonos azules , fantasticas texturas , encuadre muy acertado , color muy natural , gracias por compartir

Buen dia
un saludo
Carlos

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