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Blue Argus

Blue Argus
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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: 2010-09-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-04 10:01
Viewed: 4214
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Plebeius anteros (Freyer,[1838])
Polyommatus anteros - Aricia (Ultraaricia) anteros
Blue Argus - Freyer's Blue

Turkish Name: Çokgözlü Balkan Mavisi Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey:Be seen everywhere in Turkey. Turkey, with the east of the west are rare.

Distribution in the world : Seen in the Balkans and Turkey.

Living Area: Above sea level, lives in the range of 500-1900 meters. Meadows amongst woodland and grassy slopes. Usually hot places from low to high levels.

Flight time: Two or three generations, from May to September.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Geranium species feed on plants.

Description-Notes: Males are bright blue. The black cell spot of the male is distinctive. Undersides are boldly marked, with bright orange spots reaching the apex of both wings. The undersides are a rich brown.

Wingspan: 30-34 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Eros Blue - Polyommatus eros (Ochsenheimer,1808)
• False Eros Blue - Polyommatus eroides Frivaldsky,1835
• Adonis Blue - Polyommatus bellargus (Rottemburg,1775)

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.82
O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Blue Argus
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Blue Argus
Matt Rowlings's :Eurobutterflies - Blue Argus


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hello Seyfi
super picture with great details and super sharpness
very nice pose
greeting lou

Hello Seyfi,
Nice specimen of a butterfly, cool presentation, excellent sharpness and colors.

Another GREAT photo Seyfi!! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are fantastic.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-04 10:24]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic photo in splendid light and colours. Excellent sharpness, details and composition. Very beautiful blurred BG.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-04 10:37]

Hello Seyfi.
The quality of this shot is just stunning.Excellent sharp focus and the details of colour and texture are also superb.Great pov and composition.Best regards Siggi

merhaba seyfi hocam

renkleri, keskinliği ve netliğiyle çok başarılı olmuş...tebrikler...

saygılar ve selamlar...

hasan baglar

Lovely crisp clean image Seyfi, great colours nice and sharp,
Top draw stuff, congratulations,


Hi Seyfi,
very nice butterfly captured with perfect POV. Amazing natural colours. I also like your suitable and peaceful background.
Thanks for shairng.

Merhaba Seyfi, lovely little butterfly, I never see before, on a fantastic lighting BG, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Seyfi
Belle présentation ,les couleurs et la netteté sont très bonnes, belle composition et beau bg
J'apprécie les beaux papillons
au revoir et merci....JP

Hello Seyfi,
Very nice and sharp butterfly with some amazing colors, the exposure is perfect, the details are quite amazing, superb composition and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

Merhaba Seyfi,
a fantastic macro shot of the Blue Argus, excellent sharpness, marvellous lighting and colours, a very pleasant composition
Tebrik ederim
Ciao Maurizio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-04-04 11:53]

Hello Seyfi,
A superb macro of this lovely little blue butterfly. Fantastic details of the wing markings and I like its pose. A fine soft background and well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • dewo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 9] (279)
  • [2011-04-04 12:02]

gören gözünüze, deklanşöre basan elinize kurban. Tebrikler.

Helly Seyfi,
Absolutely fabulous with wonderful colours and excellent quality.

Ciao Seyfi. Great POv to exalt the details od wings weft. Beuatiful brigh colours.


Hello Seyfi

Beautiful photo wit the light and color tones,
fine POV and framing, great focus sharpness
and details, beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


Hello Seyfi
excellent sharp shot, the beautiful colors of the BG are in great harmony with the wings of the butterfly, superb POV and DOF
Have a good night

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2011-04-04 22:16]

Hi Seyfi
What a great shot of this wonderful butterfly!!!
Details are excellent and colors are perfect!!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-04 23:17]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A superb close macro of this species of Blue, showing the closed wing details with fine sharpness and natural colours in a nice composition against a neutral BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-05 1:06]

Hi Seyfi,very impressive close-up on this plebejus,what a brightness,colors and sharpness! Beautiful work,waiting the new butterflies of this year.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

wonderful macro photo performance Seyfi!
regards Nasos

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2011-04-05 5:59]

Çok başarılı bir kelebek makrosu, tebrikler Seyfi. Emeğine sağlık.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-05 6:42]

Excellent capture of lovely Blue with amazing colors and details. tfs.

Salam Sayfi
Very nice butterfly
Best wishes

Hello Seyfi,
very nice capture of this beauty, with crisp focus, brilliant colour and great BG,
TFS, regards,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-04-06 9:25]

Detayları,renkleri ve keskinliğiyle nefis fotoğraf olmuş Seyfi bey, ellerinize sağlık.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-04-06 10:48]

Hi Seyfi,

A beautiful butterfly and a gorgeous shot. I love how the colors in the background blend with the Blue Argus, Fantastic details, lighting and composition.


Excellent photograph, great detail and good colours. regards yiannis

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-04-10 19:35]

Hello Seyfi,
For such a tiny butterfly I must say the coloration is simply gorgeous. Love the intricate patterns in it's wings. Outstanding details and excellent exposure. I like the blurred BG and attractive composition. Well done!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-12 4:39]

Hello Seyfi,
I missed this one unfortunately. A Lycaenid-species, new for me and which is of great beauty. It seems to be quite common in your country. Perfect composition, beuatiful light and a superb butterfly. Really well done!
Sorry for the delay
Kind regards

Hello Seyfi,

You catch well this butterfly by a good composition, good focus and excellent color tone, it's impressive for macula pattern of the black and the orange that exists in a brown wing. It's good that the whole is unified by bright tones, the image of the background draw out a good atmosphere for the whole.


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