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Common Blue

Common 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: 2008-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-14 2:35
Viewed: 5027
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyommatus (s.str.) icarus,Rottemburg, 1775
Common Blue

Turkish Name: Çokgözlü Mavi Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey:Be seen everywhere in Turkey.

Distribution of the World: All across Europe, North Africa, Turkey,Cyprus, the Caucasus, China and Japan is a very common species that can be seen ...

Living area,: from sea level, 2700 m. height up to be seen.

Flight time,: April to October between the months of flying.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillar and Medicago, lotus (Lotus corniculatus) family been fed with the plant develops.

Description-Notes: It is a kind of common.Between May September, 2000 meters above sea level, elevation to goes up.
Bright blue-colored males, while females are brown.
Wingspan is around 28-36 mm.
Source : http://ozgurdoga.net/aciklama/PolyommatusIcarus.htm

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hello Seyfi
what a beauty, fascinating colours splendid photo
TFS thanks for sharing

Beautifull capture, vivid colors, nive light, sharp details and excellent BG,
TFS, best regards,

Merhaba Seyfi,
a splendid picture of the Common Blue, you have taken this common butterfly with very good sharpness and splendid colours well saturated, a very pleasing composition.
best regards

Great geometry of the insect. Colors a little bit to strong. Otherwise, very good photo.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-14 3:26]

Hello Seyfi,
What a perfect blue colour, excellent sharpness, dark blurred BG give good impression 3D.
Regards, Pawel

Selam Seyfi bey..
Renkler ve detaylar mukemmel... kompozisyon hos olmus.
elinize saglik..

Hi Seyfi,

A very well composed shot. Good fine focus showing good detail, vibrant colours and oof background make this a plesin shot to view.

Well done and TFS
regards Bill.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-14 4:48]

Beautiful composition but colors looks bit over saturated. tfs.

Hello Seyfi,

An excellent capture with brilliant colors, sharpness & lovely details. Great POV, pose & BG.

Very nicely done & TFS.



Ciao Seyfi. What nice compo in great light and superb colours saturation! Very good DOF and amazing BG.


Ciao Seyfi, beautiful macro with elegant little butterfly on a lovely flower, fantastic colors, wonderful blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-14 6:16]

Hello Seyfi,
This is such a beautiful little blue butterfly! The colors and the sharpness are amazing, great POv and composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-14 6:16]

Merhaba Seyfi,
Başka bir olağanüstü makro. Muhteşem renkler.
Ve diğer güzellikleri bekliyorum!
Güzel bir gün,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-14 7:33]

What a great blue colors....lovely details, contrast is wonderful.
Great shot my friend.

Verry beautifull picture,wonderfull colours.Regards.Alin.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-14 8:51]

Hello Seyfi,
A photo with very fine saturated colours. The contrasts are wonderful. Excellent sharpness and details. Great balanced composition in the photo. Beautiful OOF BG.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-14 9:01]

Hi Seyfi,the composition of this pic is fantastic.I like a lot the contrast between the blue of butterfly and the yellow flower,a very perfect weeding of colors.Great sharpness too.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Seyfi,

a nice presentation from the butterfly and yellow flower, (looks on it what I have been posted).
Good pov and sharpness.
Pretty colours.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-14 11:30]

Hi Seyfi. This Common Blue has electric blue colours which your close up shows so well. ,with fine detail and sharp focusing. I lke the pose so we can see both sides of the wing at the same time. well done TFs.

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,

Nefis bir çokgözlü mavi makrosu. Kontrast renklerin ışıkla dansı gibi.. Detaylar her zamanki gibi mükemmel.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.
İyi akşamlar.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-09-14 13:01]

Seyfi bey, renkler ve detaylar süper. Elinize sağlık.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-14 16:19]

Hi Seyfi,

The Common Blue is not common here! The butterfly, flower and bud make a lovely trio. Colors are magnificent and are so beautiful against the greens. Fine details of both sides of the wings showing the lovely contrast between them. A wonderful composition.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-15 5:10]

Bonjour Seyfi,
A special light for this picture of the well-known P. icarus. A nice composition too. For me the colors are a little too forced, I like more natural appearance. I hope you don't mind my remark.
Kind regards

Hi Seyfi,
Very nice image, nice colours and razorsharp detail, blurred background is beautifull Dof & Pov are great, very well done!


merhaba Seyfi bey, nefis canlı ve kontrast renkler. Elinize sağlık.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-09-15 9:15]

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,
Renkler, kontrast ve detaylari ile guzel bir yakin cekim
Elinize saglik

Merhaba Seyfi bey, nefis bir yakın plan çekimi
Emeğinize sağlık.

hello Seyfi
great sharpness and good composition with good light
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-15 12:42]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A fine capture of a male P. icarus, this subspecies showing a fine blue clour of the upper surface of the wings. The thechnical quality and composition are excellent.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Seyfi
great shot of this Common blue, beautiful half open wing pose
very good lighting on the butterfly and the nice yellow flower
wonderful BG and composition
Have a good night

Hi Seyfi,

The close-up view is allowing us to see the details and colors of the common blue butterfly. The bllured background is putting in evidence the insect. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-19 1:39]

Merhaba Seyfi,
excellent shot of this butterfly. The details, the features are so outstanding. so with the flowers, very pretty and well rendered shot. the glows of the lght is very pleasant here.
you have done very well with this situation.


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-09-19 11:25]

Merhaba Seyfi!
Colours,light,sharpness and BG are excellent.
With best wishes,

Hey Bro! What a lovely shot!I love the sharp details and the beautiful POV.

hello Seyfi

a very beautiful butterfly macro photo, with fine POV, DOF,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details,
and a wonderful hard luminosity, TFS


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-09-25 22:53]

Hello Seyfi !
What a lovely picture ! I love the contrast between the yellow flower and the blue butterfly, and the colors are so vivid, so luminous - a real pleasure for the eyes ! The sharpness and details are perfect, and I also like the composition, the POV and the dark BG which makes both butterfly and flower stand out nicely. Very well done !

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-11-18 10:25]

Hello Seyfi
spettacolare il modo in cui sei riuscito a ritrarre questa piccola Polyommatus in una cornice ricca di dettagli e di colori tutto ottimamente valorizzato dall'eccellente messa a fuoco che ce ne fa apprezzare tutta la bellezza. Ottima la gestione della luce.

Hi Seyfi.

This is such a nice shot with beautiful contrast of the flower and the butterfly. This common blue with partially opened wings allowed us to see both sides in good details.

TFS and best regards.

Hi Seyfi,

Well composed, good focus and excellent color contrast!
It's very good at the background without the noise.
And, yellow flower standing in right side draws out a good effect for the whole in the point of view, I think.

Thank you so much for haing seen your wonderful butterfly's portfolio.

Best regards,

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