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Short-tailed Blue for *boomcat*


Short-tailed Blue for *boomcat*
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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, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Boomcat's Favourite, Precious Gifts For Me [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-28 19:55
Viewed: 1612
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Leptotes pirithous (Lang’s Short-tailed Blue) [in Turk. Mavi Zebra]

I would like to dedicate this “male Short-tailed Blue” perched on a dried twig to one of our dear and heartfelt friends on TL, Terry Sidion (boomcat) for her kind interest to my captures and his heartfelt friendship. Hope you can like this Cypriot beauty Terry!

TFL!
Cheers,

Bayram

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A small butterfly with a wingspan of 22-28 mm. The upperside ground colour of the male is mauve with a dark brown line along the outer margin. The hindwing has two faint black spots at the base of a short black tail. The underside ground colour is light brown. Light-coloured wavy lines form a characteristic pattern that is similar to that of Lampides boeticus, but without the wide white band. On the hindwing, at the base of the tail there are two black ocelli, which are enhanced by metallic blue highlights and an orange surround. The upperside ground colour in the female is brown with sky-blue highlights and two dark spots at the anal angle of the hindwing. The underside is similar to that of the male.

Its range includes all the Mediterranean countries, the Arabian Peninsula and central Asia. The adult butterflies are on the wing from March until December in overlapping broods. In Cyprus it has been observed ovipositing on Medicago sativa (Lucerne) and on Alhagi graecorum of the Leguminosae family, as well as on the introduced ornamental plant Plumbago auriculata of the Plumbaginaceae family.

It was recorded in maquis, garigue, phrygana, forests, agricultural land and gardens from sea level to 1100 m. I observed this species with a high frequency in lowlands of Kyrenia district (the area between Lapithos and Tatlisu).

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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Günaydın Bayram Bey,
Terry için çok güzel bir armağan,
eminim çok beğenecektir,
renklerdeki yumuşak uyum muhteşem olmuş,
ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık,
selamlar,
Taner

for me? im smiling from ear to ear, Bayram.. that is sweet of you.. thank you so much.. the only thing is it will be more beautiful if the subject is off-centered.. hehe..

anyway i love your gift.. thanks a lot..

regards, terry

Selam Bayram Hoca,
Arka planıyla uyumlu doğal ortamında bir hoş kelebek. Terry çok beğenmiştir.
İyi hafta sonları dilerim...
Selahattin E

Merhaba Bayram, an other splendid macro of this little butterfly with beautiful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Bayram Hocam
Renk ve desenlerine bayıldım
Muhteşem bir makro
İyi haftasonları
Burak

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-11-29 1:19]

Merhaba Bayram bey,
Terry için çok güzel bir sürpriz.Çerçevesi ve renkleriyle çok çok zarif.Artık kelebek adlarını da sayenizde yavaş yavaş öğrenmeye başladık.Ellerinize sağlık.Necla.

Hello Bayram.
Sure, Terry wil be not the only one who will like this Buttefly picture.
It a perfect shot, but I think a cutt off, from either the right or left side would do good.
Regards,
Jan

Hello Bayram,
This is a wonderful and amazing shot with excellent composition and pov.
great lighting and sharpness,BG.beautiful colours.Very well done.
Best regards Siegfried

Merhaba Bayram
Tery için çok güzel bir hediye. Renk tonları
ve kelebegin güzelliği nefis.Ellerine saglık.
İyi Hafta Sonları.
Selamlar
H.Ayhan

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 7] (44)
  • [2008-11-29 6:07]

Merhaba Bayram hocam, kuru dallar arasında, sonbhar renkleriyle uyum halinde bir mavi zebra erkeği.
Detaylar ve renkler muthiş.
Elinize sağlık.
Mehmet

Hello my dear friend Bayram,

Wonderful butterfly, excellent background and a beautiful gift to our friend Terry.
Congratulations and TFS.
Sergio

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-11-29 7:54]
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merhaba Bayram bey...
yine iki benekli türden, çok hoş bir konpozisyon ve net bir macro...yine doyurucu not, eline sağlık...selamlar

Hi Bayram,
I like this tiny butterfly, the little tail is very cute. Also very good sharpness, thanks, selamlar
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-11-29 10:18]

Brilliant shot Bay,
texture and nice color ...
beautiful composition and dedication,
greetings from Tenerife

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-11-29 12:12]

Hello Bayram, good one again my friend! I love these mock eyes on its wings, well done!

Mario

Merhaba Bayram hoca,
Uçlarda poz veren bu sevimlinin fantasticçekimi..
Uçuk kaçık güzel detayları ile harika bir macro.
Selam,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-11-29 14:24]

Hello Bayram!
Beautiful butterfly.
Very nice capture.
Great colors and detalis.
Wonderful picture!
Greetings.
Barbara

Merhaba Bayram bey,yine müthiş bir ışık ve harika bir çekim.Kelbeğin tüm detayları çok güzel.Arkaplan nefis,tüm karışıklıktan ustalıkla sıyrılmış,ilgi merkezini kelebekte taoplamışsınız.Sizi kutluyorum,kusursuz bir fotoğraf,çok beğendim çok :)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-01-26 15:15]

Merhaba Bayram,
very sharp shot of this butterfly.
Excellent clarity and a beautiful dedication for Boomcat.

Regards,
Foozi

Hi MCF
This Lang’s Short-tailed Blue sure blends in perfectly to his surroundings. I like the way the sun brightens up the tops of its wings and makes more visible the fine hairs. Lovely composition and notes.
TFS Janice ; )

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