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Reverdin's Blue

Reverdin's Blue
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-08-13 8:07
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* * First time on TrekNature, couple-Plebejus argyrognomon * * *
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Plebejus argyrognomon, (Bergsträßer,[1779])
Reverdin's Blue

Turkish Name: Avrupalı Esmergöz Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Eastern Black Sea, Eastern Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: Central Europe, Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Asia Minor.

Living Area: 200 -1500 meters above sea level, forest openings, meadows.

Flight time: The adults fly usually in two generations a year; from mid May till June, and from late June till July.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Coronilla, Indigofera kirilowii, Medicago sativa, Melilotus officinalis, Trifolium repens, glycyphyllos Astragalus, Lotus corniculatus, Onobrychis viciifolia, Vicia sativa, Securigera varia, plants are fed up with.

Description-Notes: Experience local and rare. Plebejus family butterflies are very similar to each other. Is very difficult to distinguish. Reverdin's Blue these spots touch the black border, if they exist at all; the Silver-studded Blue rarely has obvious marginal spots. Reverdin's Blue is distinguished from the other three by its sometimes continuous, but always broader and more vivid submarginal orange band on both wings; the orange spots are palest and most discrete in Christoph's Blue. Female can be distinguished from similar species by its strikingly vivid and continuous orange band on underside of both wings.

Wingspan: 25-30 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Idas Blue - Plebejus idas, (Linnaeus, 1761)
• Silver-studded Blue - Plebejus argus, (Linnaeus, 1758
• Zephyr Blue - Plebejus pylaon, (Fischer v. Röslerstamm, 1832)
• Escher's Blue - Polyommatus escheri, (Hübner, 1823)
• Christoph's Blue - Plebejus christophi, (Staudinger,1874)
• Turkmenistan Zephyr Blue - Plebejus zephyrinus, (Christoph, 1884)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.76 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Reverdin's Blue
3. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa - Reverdin's Blue
4. Trakel’s: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey - Reverdin's Blue
5. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Reverdin's Blue
6. Lepiforum.de: Help for determining the proven European butterfly species - Reverdin's Blue
7. European-Lepidopteres: Lycaeides_argyrognomon.htm - Reverdin's Blue
8. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Lycaeides_argyrognomon.htm - Reverdin's Blue
9. Siberian Zooological Museum: Lycaeides_argyrognomon.htm - Reverdin's Blue


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Hi Seyfi,
Woohh....What a beautiful macro photography.
It's the beauty of nature.What a perfect moment you have captured.
Great BG ,composition,framing.Wonderful color and excellent details.
Love this pic.Thank you very much for sharing.


Hi Seyfi,
beautiful photo of these butterflies. Amazing colours. Excellent presentation and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-13 8:23]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic macro in splendid saturated colours and taken from the best POV in superb sharpness and details. Very beautiful background.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-13 9:21]

Hello Seyfi.
This is a very good shot of the elegant butterflies. they colours are amazing which you have captured so well ,with great detail and focus. a nice POV and DOF. very well done TFS.
Regards Siggi

Hello Mr.Seyfi,
Amazing light and POV.Details are excellent.No doubt a quality one.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

hallo Seyfi
super good picture with great details
nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-13 10:58]

Hi Seyfi,
Amazing colors background. Overall gorgeous light and colours.
Very good composition and fantastic sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-08-13 13:43]

Hi Seyfi,
Wow what a photo , thank you very much for sharing this one !
This is really a rare sight ! Wonderful spicies , we have it in Serbia too, but I haven't managed to photo it yet...
Best regards !

Hi Seyfi,
照的很清晰 也漂亮的色彩在光線充足下呈現

Hello Seyfi
Superb photo, fantastic light and background, perfect focus and detail.
Very nice to see this species
regards yiannis

beautiful mating scene. interesting angle and closeup. good work.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-14 6:39]

This is an excellent picture Seyfi! and one excellent moment. Congratulations. Saludos

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-14 7:27]

Hi Seyfi.
Key points of the shot are wonderful subject and fine “from under leaf” POV. Crisp sharp border of the leaf services as a stage perfectly. It is clear that image of the mating butterfly is also sharp and clean. I also like nicely coloured BG and attractive shadows and lights which underline the texture of the butterfly wings greatly. Warm regards and TFS.

Hello Seyfi,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of butterfly. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. I like very much this nice specie. Great composition with a couple in love.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Seyfi

Very beautiful photo of these lovers on action,
fine POV at their level, beautiful light and
color tones, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-16 12:12]

Hi Seyfi,a bit oversharpened but really beautiful,a magnificent mating moment of this rare specie,not often seen on TN,perfect point of view and bright colors,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-18 12:42]

Hello Seyfi,
Superb to have a picture of a rarely shown butterfly-species and to even have both, male and female. They really look different. The male looks a little bit more attractive:-)
Well done as usual with a superb blurred background and best sharpness.
Kind regards

Hello Seyfi,
Very nice picture of this matting beauty.
Superb lighting. perfect PoV.
great clarity and composition.
best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-08-18 19:01]

Salam Seyfi
what a wonderful shot. Excellent details and wonderful colors. The subjects are so pretty and its colours are very attractive.
excellent job again.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-08-18 19:31]

Hello Seyfi, Congratulations on your first!!!
A perfectly captured image of these two beautiful mating butterflies. Awesome detail and gorgeous natural colors. Not sure what type of leaf they are sitting on, but it makes for a very attractive perch.

Hi Seyfi,

Excellent Portrait! Very good detail, sharpness and very rich colours!


Hi Seyfi,
I'm greatly impressed by this pic of yours of a butterfly mating scene. The composition, details, sharpness and colors are all perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Seyfi,

You're capturing well these couple by a good composition, a good focus and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the left butterfly the stripes of orange and the black spot to brown feather and the right butterfly brown spot to feather to which white and brown are intermingled. You catch a good posture of couple, well.

Kind regards,

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