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Glaucopsyche astraea

Glaucopsyche astraea
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Ciglikara Nature Reserve [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-06 9:31
Viewed: 4066
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
We arrived in Çığlıkara mountains late afternoon. It was so amazing that we decided to stay in Elmalı for the night and spend more time in this natural reserve the day after. (More info on my previous post)
I took this Anatolian beauty at down, resting on a dry plant for the night. The warm light was really gorgeous.

Glaucopsyche astraea (Freyer, 1851)
Famille: Lycanidae
Common names: Anatolian Black-Eyed Blue [En], Anadolu Karagözlü Mavisi [Tu]

This is an endemic species of some provinces of Turkey.
It lives on moist meadows and wetlands, coastal waters and open pine forests.
Flight Time: May to June to 1700 m. and higher in July.

You can see a nice shot with males of this species, collecting minerals thanks to Özgür Kocak (Ozgur70).
I suppose that this one is a female.


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heheh the sdame here, square wrks well, nice colors and great details!!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-06 10:28]

Hello Catherine,
Beautiful photo in superb warm colours, including the matching BG. Great sharpness and composition.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-06 10:55]

Hi Catherine
Waw...what a beauty...amazing capture!
Details are cristal clear, colors are fantastic.
Great POV and BG.

hello, i just say beautyful...thanks a lot
kind regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-06 11:14]

Splendid photo, TFS!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-06 11:16]

C'est simplement fantastique ma chere! Mais quelle photo!Des details et des couleurs merveilleuses,le contrast detache le papillon depuis le background du meme couleur des ailes.Un travail parfait,mes plus gros compliments et bonne soiree',LUCIANO

Hello Catherine,
Outstanding colours and details. Splendid focus and superb composition.

Hi Catherine,
Nice photo of Anadolu Karagözlü Mavisi that i have never seen before.
Lighting is great. TFS

Best regards

Hi Catherine,

Great shot with lovely warm colors
Excellent sharp details
Perfect composition, POV and BG

TFS Thijs

Hello Catherine,
Wonderful worm colors, beautiful details and excellent POV, BG and composition in your picture.

Excellent catch with very good details and natural colors...Well presented....Regards.

Ciao Catherine, lovely little butterfly on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-07 3:56]

Very warm light for this beautiful species with fine markings and pose. tfs.

Ciao Catherine. What exciting warm colours and shaded BG. Top sharp and details.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-07 8:34]

Hello Catherine,
A lovely capture in beautiful colours! A gorgeous butterfly similar to the Cyprus Blue. Excellent sharpness and I love the way it is resting in the evening light.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2010-07-08 12:11]

Hello Catherine

Great picture of this butterfly
Great color, background and sharpness


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