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Lang’s Short-tailed Blue #2


Lang’s Short-tailed Blue #2
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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: 2008-10-24
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Arthropods from the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-12 0:42
Viewed: 2192
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Leptotes pirithous (Lang’s Short-tailed Blue) [in Turk. Mavi Zebra] #2

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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TFL!
Cheers,


Bayram

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Bayram Hocam merhaba
Çok güzel kelebek
Rengi özellikle çok güzel
Elinize sağlık
Burak

Merhaba Bayram Hocam,
Farklı bir kelebek makrosu.Elinize sağlık.
Selamlar,

hAyAti

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-12-12 6:41]

Selam bayram,
a very nice composition of the butterfly.
Background is fine to give a better effect to the subject. Well controlled shot with lights and excellent composition.
The position of the subject is attracting.

Regards,
Foozi

Merhaba Bayram Bey

farklı bir açıdan çekilmiş kelebek makrosu.
Elinize sağlık
Selamlar

Faruk

Merhaba Bayram hoca,
Mavi zebranın renkleri muhteşem..
Gözalıcı bir kompozisyon. Selam,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-12-12 8:24]

merhaba Bayram bey..
yine harika bir macro çekimi ve doyurusu açıklamalar...tebrikler...selamlar

Hello Bayram,

Beautiful macro and colors!
It's a very good presentation.
Congratulations and TFS.
Sergio

Selam Bayram Hoca,
Bayramoınızı kutluyorum ve sağlık, senlikler diliyorum.
Güzel bir tür ile bizi tanıştırdığın için ayrıca teşekkür ederim.
Selahattin E

Hi Bayram, beautiful little butterfly in unusual pose, splendid ligt on blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 7] (44)
  • [2008-12-12 9:58]

merhaba Bayram hocam, nefis bir çekim. Yumuşak renklere bayıldım. elinize sağlık.
Mehmet

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

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-12-12 11:49]

Merhaba Bayram bey,
Mavi Zebra gerçekten çok alımlı,pozuda çok hoş.Ellerinize sağlık.Necla.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-12-12 13:49]

Hello Bayram! :)
Wonderful composition.
Beautiful colors and detalis.
It congratulates execution.
Fantastic effect!
Greetings.
Barbara

not you best work, Bayram.. but the position of the butterfly is lovely.. anyway still nice to look at.. tfs..

regards, terry

Demek öyle Bayram Kardeş;)
bu tatil de biter elbet, daha bir kaç günüm var hala ama;):)
kıskanmayalım lütfen;)
sonrada da olsa ben Bayram kardeşimin harika macrolarını kaçırır mıyım hiç,
ellerine sağlık, yine mükemmel olmuş,
selamlar,
Taner

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-06-06 3:41]

Salam Beyram
Nice butterfly shot with great composition. Beautiful background which give more effect the subject.Nice lighting.
Tin Soe

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