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Lesser Chequered Blue

Lesser Chequered 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: 2010-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-21 10:29
Viewed: 2915
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken in a very cloudy sunless.
Pseudophilotes vicrama (Moore, 1865)
Lesser Chequered Blue-Eastern Baton Blue

Turkish Name: Himalaya Mavi Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey:Be seen everywhere in Turkey.

Distribution in the world : Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Central Asia, Baluchistan, Pakistan, India and China can be seen.

Living Area: Live at altitudes 1900 meters above sea level. Hot meadows and bush areas inhabited by natural areas.

Flight time: March-September months, flies between.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Thymus, Satureja with plant species and feeding the family develops.

Description-Notes: Defined, as a separate species was referred to as a subspecies baton'un Pseudophilotes ago. Therefore, quite difficult to be distinguished by Pseudophilotes baton. Their territory is usually a key element in the determination of this species. In addition, the wing beneath them Pseudophilotes vicrama'da brighter than the orange tape. Located on the edge of the wing white stripe and black spots is a continuation of the vessels is an important feature of significance and received its name in English. The larvae are protected by the ants.

Wingspan: 22-26 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Bavius Blue-Pseudophilotes bavius, (Eversmann, 1832)
• Baton Blue-Copper-Pseudophilotes baton, (Bergsträsser, 1779)
• Panoptes Blue-Pseudophilotes panoptes (Hübner, [1813])
• False Baton Blue-Pseudophilotes abencerragus (Pierret 1837)

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.66
O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Lesser Chequered Blue
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Lesser Chequered Blue


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Hi Seyfi,
Perfect photo of this butterfly. Nice natural colours. Suitable and peaceful background.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-21 10:30]

Hi Seyfi,what a impressive macro of this rare lyceaneide! A beautiful composition whit the best sharpness and natural colors,so soft and so nice!!My best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-21 10:55]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in very beautiful colours. The colours in the BG are very beautiful too. Taken from a very good POV in a pleasing composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-21 11:02]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A fine portrait of P. vicrama taken from a great POV to show it resting with the wings closed with excellent sharpness, colours and lighting in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Seyfi
Impressive photo with wonderful colours and great sharpness.

Hi Seyfi,

Very nice picture of this beautiful butterfly.
The composition is superb & the blur BG is nice.
Well done & TFS.


hello Seyfi
Super good sharpness and great details with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Nefis bir Makro fotoğraf ..
Eline sağlık Seyfi .

Ciao Seyfi. Never seen this small intrigant beauty. Wonderful colours and superb light.


Very elegant simple capture Seyfi! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-21 13:37]

Hello Seyfi,
very well done. Beautiful image with this beautiful Lesser Chequered Blue. Very good balanced colors, light, focus on subject.Best regards Siggi

Merhaba Seyfi,
what a beautiful capture of this splendid Licenid, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, very well composed
Best regards

Ciao Seyfi, lovely little butterfly new for me, wonderful lighting BG, beautiful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful macro capture with sharp details, vivid colours, clear BG and subject in focus. Well done!

Hello Seyfi
this Lesser Chequered Blue is captured with pin sharp details, the colors are excellent, superb BG and DOF
a wonderful shot TFS
Have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-23 3:50]

Salam Seyfi,
very beautiful indeed and very sharp composition. Well seen it its superb simplicity of the patterns and colours. I like the close up as it offers a fabulous and stunning details.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-23 13:50]

Hello Seyfi,
A superb view of this little blue butterfly showing great details of the beautiful wing markings. Lovely colours too and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-03-23 17:01]

Hola Seyfi.
A lot of fine details to see here on this beautiful Butterfly. So sharp and great light.
You have a great colection of Butterflys in Your gallery.
TFS all of them.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-03-23 18:06]

Hello Seyfi !
Nice to meet you for the first time here in TN !
You have a fantastic gallerie full of amazing photos of wonderful butterflies.You can be very proud of yoursef !!! Wow !
This last on is great ! Many congrats ! So elegant and sharp! lovely composition indeed! TFS
Best wishes ,

PS: many thanks for your kind comments in my last pic.

Hello Seyfi,

another exellent image made by you.
Good pov and razor sharpness.
Fine colors with an suburp bg.


Bravo Seyfi
Il est superbe

Hello Seyfi

Very beautiful macro of this butterfly
over its flower/plant, with fine POV,
wonderful light, great focus, sharpness,
and details, TFS


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