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Lycaena tityrus on Mentha cf. longifolia


Lycaena tityrus on Mentha cf. longifolia
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4
Exposure: f/4
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): LEPIDOPTERA of Turkiye and Cyprus, Turkish Plants - Flora of Turkiye [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-01 20:36
Viewed: 3963
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
UPDATE
Sorry for my misidentificatio when I uploaded this shot. Today, I received an e-mail from Vildan Bozacı, who is keens on Turkish butterflies and she can identify many species very well. This is not a Lycaena thersamon (=Thersamonia (s.str.) thersamon) - Küçük Ateş Kelebeği, Küçük Ateşgüzeli [TR], Lesser Fiery Copper [EN] and it belongs to a very similar species Lycaena tityrus.
Sorry for my mistake. I have just corrected species name as L. tityrus
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Lycaena tityrus - İsli Bakır Kelebeği, İsli Bakırgüzeli [TR], Sooty Copper, Blackish Copper [EN], which is a member of the family LYCAENIDAE (LEPIDOPTERA). It ranges in Europe. In Turkiye, L. tityrus is distributed in almost all provinces. It flies from April to September depending on climate. Its larvae feed on Rumex acteosa and Rumex acetosella.
L. tityrus, especially its females, is similar to L. thersamon and confused each other. Presence of four spots located under wings indicated on Workshop is one of most important characteristics of L. tityrus.
As for the plant, I can determined it as Mentha cf. longifolia - At Nanesi [TR], Horse Mint [EN] from the family LAMIACEAE (LAMIALES). This mint is a species in the genus Mentha (mint) native to Europe, western and central Asia (east to Nepal and the far west of China), and northern and southern (but not tropical) Africa. It is a very variable herbaceous perennial plant with a peppermint-scented aroma. It has been widely confused with tomentose variant plants of M. spicata; it can be distinguished from these by the hairs being simple unbranched, in contrast to the branched hairs of M. spicata.
My special thanks to my friend Mehmet Zenginer who kindly permitted his camera and lens and also Mrs. Vildan Bozacı for correcting identification.

----------REFERENCES---------
KELEBEK-TÜRK, 2010
: Lycaena tityrus (İslibakırgüzeli), Türkiye'nin Kelebekleri [visiting on September, 02nd, 2010].
WIKIPEDIA, 2010a: Lycaena tityrus [visiting on September, 02nd, 2010].
WIKIPEDIA, 2010b: Mentha longifolia [visiting on September, 05th, 2010].i

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A stunning shot, my brother Ahmet!
I love the beautiful colours and the frame!
Superb!
Goldy

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-01 22:38]
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Hi Ahmet,
Splendid photo of this Butterfly and Flower, TFS!

Hi Ahmet,
This is an excellent shot with very nice colors, sharpness, and details. Well done & TFS.
Regards!
Sami

Hello Ahmet
a very nice macro shot of beautiful Lycaena thersamon, with superb colors and light management.
Livio

Selam Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful Lesser Fiery Copper butterfly on the lovely flowers. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-02 1:54]
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Hello Ahmet,
A beautiful shot of this lovely Copper on the pretty flower. Colors and clarity are both superb. I love the perfect background and the wonderful vertical composition.Best regards Siggi

Selamlar sayın hocam,
harika bir çiçek ve nefis bir kelebek.
çok şirin bir çalışma olmuş.
tebrikler.

güzel bir fon güzel bir çiçek ve güzel bir tür.ellerinize sağlık ahmet hocam selamlarımla.

Dear Ahmet!

Your picture simply is beautiful. The butterfly and the flower are beauties in their own way and, yet another similarity, are characterized by delightful colours. This alone would not be sufficient to do a beautiful picture. Your point of view, the composition and the lighting, together with a perfect sharpness and deep clarity, make it an outstanding one.

Kind regards

Markus

hello Ahmet
great pose with good sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Ahmet,
Very nice photo in a great composition. Beautiful colours in butterfly and flowers. Good contrasting BG. Excellent sharpness.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Ahmet,
Nice capture with great details and wonderful colours. Superb composition.
Very good sharpness and focus.
Marius.

Hi Amhet

A gorgeous picture, the rich textures and color and great level of detail make it a true eye candy

Regards

Simon

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-02 9:14]
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Merhaba Ahmet dostum,
A very nice macro using a friend's camera.
The technical quality is excellent to make this a nice well composed image of Lycaena thersamon feeding in the closed wing position against a fine contrasting neutral BG.
Thanks and kind regards to you,
Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-02 10:00]
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Hello Ahmet,
A wonderful composition showing this gorgeous little Copper on a pretty flower. The colours and details look wonderful against the dark background.
Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-02 10:37]
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Hi Ahmet,

Both the butterfly and the violet flowers are so beautiful and they make a winning combination. The pose of the Lesser Fiery Copper is lovely. Nice sharp details and wonderful colors. I love the contrast between the butterfly, the flowers and the perfect background. The composition is superb.

Jane

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-02 14:56]

Hi Ahmet,what a different and nice composition! And a very nice quality too,a very perfect work my friend to show us one of my prefered butterfly!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Ahmet
lovely shot with a nice butterfly in a very beautiful environment,
fine POV and superb colors, i like also the dark BG and the lighting
iyi geceler
Jacqueline

Hello Ahmet!
Great presentation with lovely composition! The well blurred back-ground greatly emphasizes the subject! Perfect focus on the butterfly, the flower is OOF not to catch the viewer attention, yet giving a color spot to the photo!
Csabi

Hi Ahmet,

Very nicely composed image of the butterfly and what a lovely colourful perch, well taken. tfs.

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful image with great details, lovely colours, excellent composition, POV and BG. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

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  • izida Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 0] (1232)
  • [2010-09-04 9:39]

Bende sizi kutlarim..
Canli rengi ile,netligi ile konusturmus..
Elinize saglik
Saygilarimla

Merhaba Ahmet hocam,

Güzel bir kelebek türü, güzel bir çiçek türü.
Güzel bir kpmpozisyon için bulunmaz bir ikili.
Bir de çekim bu resimde ki güzel ve başarılı olunca her şey tam seyirlik ve keyif verici oluyor:)
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,
Mehmet

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