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Geranium Argus

Geranium Argus
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Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF Macro 50 mm 1:1 f/2.8 (32), Sony UV Filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Bursa - Bursanin Kelebekleri [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-09 2:44
Viewed: 4012
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was very little butterfly which is living near a lake on Ahi Mountains. After a rain we found it unter a Geranium flower, perhaps it was hiding itself to protect from the rain. When we disturbed it, it showed us its beautiful wings.

I guess that it is a common blue. But not sure.
2x Kenko TC, Fill Flash.

Update: Many thanks to Argus for ID. He told me that this is a Geranium Argus (Eumedonia eumedon) [Turk: Turnagagasi Çokgözlüsü].

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-09 3:31]
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Hello Fevzi,
This is an excellent capture of the Geranium Argus (Eumedonia eumedon), sitting on the flower of its larval host plant. Superb colours lighting (good use of flash) and sharpness.
It is not that common in Turkey, being confined to the mountains.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Regards, Ivan

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-09 4:39]

Fevzi Bey derinliği nefis bir makro çalışması. elinize sağlık.

Hi Fevzi,
Lovely portrait of this little Blue. Many thansk.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-06-09 7:31]

Hai Fevzi,
beautiful image, everything is perfect. may be little more space would have made it much better.
with regards,

Fevzi merhaba,
Koyu arka planı ve netliği ile çok güzel bir fotoğraf. Eline sağlık. Selamlar

Hello Fevzi,
brilliantly clear, well detailed capture of the Geranium Blue. The droplets of rain on the geranium blossom add to the pleasure of viewing that image.
In summer 2008, I could see that rare butterfly for the first time in Austria, too. Its habit of closely staying to the caterpillar's feeding plant helps to tell that species from all the other similar looking blues.
With thanks, and best regards,

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