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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Love in Wildlife:), Butterflies from the Middle East & Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 11:51
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Polyommatus thersites (=Agrodiaetus thersites) (Chapman's Blue) [in Turk. Çokgözlü Menekşe Mavisi]

Another mating pair of Chapman's Blue butterfly from an another location taken with shallow DOF as previous one:)

TFL and Cheers,

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


Chapman's Blue (CB) is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of 16-30 mm.

CB is very similar to Common blue, P. icarus but usually slightly smaller and it lacks the black cell spot found on the underside forewing of icarus. The male upperside is bright blue with a violet tinge, and there is a narrow, but strong and even, black border on both wings. The underside is very similar to icarus although the key identifier is the absence of a forewing cell spot (basal) which icarus nearly always has, even if sometimes very small. It is not always easy to see this as it is near the base of the wing, especially if the forewing is tucked down and the cell spot (or lack of it) is not visible. The hindwing underside marginal orange lunules tend to be brighter and more elongated with pointed ends, and the black “dashes” inside the white marginal areas tend to be more centrally located within these white areas, compared to icarus where they are usually close the orange, if not actually touching it. The underside ground colour is pale brown in the female and greyish in the first brood males, although second brood males seem usually to have a brownish ground colour.

It is found in Morocco, S. Europe, Turkey, Middle East, Iran, Caucasus, South Urals and Tian Shan. The adult butterflies start to emerge in April and are on the wing until the end of August in two generation (bivoltine: April-June and mid June-August). In Turkey, it is reported that show three generations (trivoltine) depending on local conditions (especially in high elevations) and flies to the end of September.

The larval host-plants are various species of Onobrychis species. Eggs laid on leaves. Larvae feeds on leaf cuticules, leaving major veins intact. In drier habitats, aestivation as an ovum or undeveloped larva is possibly required pending germination of larval-host plant seeds arising from spring flowering. Eggs of the second brood are laid on dried grass stems, in total absence of Larval-host plant. Hibernates as small larva. Larvae attended by some ant species (such as Lasius, Myrmica and Tapinoma species). CB observed in warm dry, rocky, bushy places; grassy clearings in schrubland; meadows and neglected cultivated areas from the sea level to 1500 m.

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

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Hi Bayram,
Just back home to see your fresh post! This blue is fantastic my friend! The male has a more bright blue than P. icarus. Great post to show it. Iyi geceler,
Cathy (your neighbor :))

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-06 12:02]

Hello Bayram,
Great to see this beautiful pair of Blues on a grey day here! The blue colour is really striking and details beautiful and sharp. Nice light and a fine background too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao BBB. Bit sharp problems but fantastic bright colours and light. Very well done.


Ciao Bayram, fantastic couple of little lovers, great macro with fantastic colors, fine details and good sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Bayram,
Outstanding colours with great details, lovely POV and excellent clarity.
Fantastic vivid colours. Great catch!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-06 12:20]

szia Baratom Bayram,
Splendid photo, geat sharpness and natural colors, fine colored details of this very nice Butterflys, TFS!Have a nice night!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-10-06 12:31]

Hi Bayram. Such a colourful pair of butterflies you have captured together. I like the way the blue of the inside wing stands out. All taken with your fine detail in a nice frame. TFS.

How Z bro! As some other members delicately commenting "this blue is fantastic" like an Englishman with sense of decency, I just would add the dept of field is a bit shallow bro!In my opinion ! Again! So have a look please the current image of your neighbour lady Cathy and see the difference!!!......
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-06 13:00]

Hello MF Bayram,
Excellent photo with two Common blue butterflys.Very nice details and great collours, sharpness and POV! I like it very much!Well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

hehe:) adam işi gücü bırakmış sizle uğraşıyor. Akıp veremediğinin ne olduğunu anlamak o kadar zor değil. Intro da yeteri kadar açık. Nefis bir bakış açısı ve detaylar. Ellerinize sağlık hocam.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-06 13:18]
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İyi geceler Bayram Hocam,
Bu da farklı bakış açısından yine mükemmel bir çiftleşme karesi.Renkler,ışık,pozlama ve kompozisyon harika olmuş.
Bakıyorum taciz hala devam ediyor,eğlenmene bak bence:)
Selamlar Dostum,ellerine sağlık..

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-06 13:21]
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Bence aldırmamalısın,çok güzel ve kaliteli fotoğraf çektiğin,çekebildiğin herkesin malumu.Arada böyle kafayı takanlar oluyor bazı ufak ayrıntılara.Bence gayet güzel.Eline emeğine sağlık...
bi slavên germ,

Preciosas Bayram,
una explosión de luces, colores... y vida. Acertados, llamativos y atractivos colores.
Mención especial a la planta donde se posan la pareja de mariposas, de una gran finura,
dándole plasticidad y dinamismo al conjunto.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Bayram bende diger arkadaslara katiliyorum..cevap bile verme.. bu da cok guzel olmus..ellerine ve emegine saglik..Iyi geceler canim kardesim..

Wow! This image would work as a template for a watercolour artist Bayram. The colors in mating...vibrant...Would you be so kind as to send me the large image of this so I can put it on my wall of TN friends which I keep here in my apartment.
'Love torrent'-V

Selam dayi. har zamanki gibi 1 numara kalite! Ellerine saglik.
Iyi geceler.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-06 16:54]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
lovely ...really lovely. The colours of the wings are really captivating. Im forstly attracted to the blue top side of the wings. It isso lovely . Then the orangey patterns and dots.
Such a lovely and harmonious combination, not to mention the photgraphic aspect of the composition.
Very superb view excellently presented.
The beauty in the nature is well emphasis here in vidual attraction.


Hola Bayram

Una imagen muy bella, con una composición de colores desbordantes. Preciosa en todo su contexto.

Un saludo de Antonio

Selam my dear friend,
A very nice capture of these beautiful Chapman's Blues mating. Yes they look much similar to the Common Blue. Good composition. Good sharpness even if swallow DOF. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Fenoloji: Bütün Corvidae üyelerinde olduğu gibi meraklı ve kıskançtır. Sinir bozmayı sever. Hep aynı yere konan karasinek gibi defalarca taciz eder.
Habitat: Zencilerin kan ve gözyaşları üzerine kurulmuş müreffeh bir ülkede yaşar.
Not: Bunu latince yazmam gerekirdi ama yeterince latincem yok.

Günaydın Bayram hocam. Nefis bir çalışma. Bu adamı umarım dikkate almazsınız. Krize girmiş belli. Ellerinize sağlık.


Hi little Bro,

another love making pair of beautiful butterflies.
Great pov and good dof.
Fine colours with nice blurred bg.


Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Harika bir aşk karesi daha.
İçi seni dışı beni yakar diye bir deyim vardır ya, bu güzellerin içi de dışı da öylece yakıyor işte:)
Çok güzel üstad, elinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-07 3:40]

Bayram bey selamlar,
Polyommatus thersites-Polyommatus agestis ...
Ayıramadığım türlerin başında hatta çokgözlü mavi'de bu gruba dahil.Kompozisyon, renk ve detayları yakışan bir çift minik kelebek.Taciz olayını da şimdi gördüm.Sataşmalara hiç girmemek gerektiği öğrenmiş bulunuyorum ..:)
Şiddetle tavsiye ederim ..:)
Emeklerinize sağlık,

Emeklerinize ve ellerinize sağlık hocam. Kargalar hep öter. Ömer beyin yazdığı gibi, sinek gibidirler.
Selam ve saygılarımla,

Hocam nefis renkler, harika detaylar ve bakış açısı.
Emeklerinize sağlık. Saygılarımla.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-10-07 6:55]

Beautiful image of mating pair of blue, simple composition and good use of dof. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-07 8:31]

Hello Bayram,
Another impressive photo in gorgeous colours and very good sharpness and details. The contrasts in colours are so beautiful. Great matching OOF BG, POV and composition.

Hmmm...Lovely love shot, Big Bro!
Simple composition, but so beautiful!
Very well done!

Bakış açısı ve 3-D etkisi ile nefis bir makro. Övgüye muhtaç olmayacak kadar gerçek bir usta işi!
Emeklerinize sağlık.


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