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Anatolian Black-Eyed Blue

Anatolian Black-Eyed 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: 2011-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-24 10:45
Viewed: 3555
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Glaucopsyche astraea (Freyer,[1851])
Anatolian Black-Eyed Blue

Turkish Name: Anadolu Karagözlü Mavisi Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Mediterranean, Central Anatolia, East Anatolia, are seen.

Distribution in the world: ENDEMIC

Living Area: Mainly damp ground, such as ditches, irrigation channels and river banks, but sometimes in dry slopes and open pine forests.

Flight time: Late March-May in warm coastal areas, but late June to late July over 1700 meters..

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, many legumes "Fabaceae"..

Description-Notes: Male’s blue uppersides are dusted with dark scale ; both wings have dark broad borders. Female is brown and may have blue basal flush. Can be distinguished from similar Green-underside blue by its. Noticeably darker gray-brown ground colour much weaker basal blue flush.

Wingspan: 30-32 mm long.

Similar Species:

• Paphos Blue- Glaucopsyche paphos (Chapman, 1920)
• Black-eyed Blue- Glaucopsyche melanops (Boisduval, 1828)
• Green-underside Blue- Glaucopsyche alexis (Poda, 1761)

1.Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul..68 pp.
2.O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Anatolian Black-Eyed Blue
3. AdamEros Kelebek’s: Turkiye Kelebek Gozlemcileri - Anatolian Black-Eyed Blue


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HI Seyfi,
very nice photo of this butterfly. Nice natuaral colours. Good sharpness. I like peaceful background.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely little butterfly with fantastic details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Seyfi
very nice composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Merhaba Seyfi,
a very good macro shot of the Anatolian Black-Eyed Blue, superb sharpness, very beautiful colours, excellent point of view and background in a nice composition
Best regards

Excellent photo of this beautiful butterfly. Looks a little bit like our endemic Glaucopsyche paphos. regards yiannis

Ciao Seyfi. Great sharp and intrigant blue's shade. Superb blurred BG.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-25 5:06]

Hi Seyfi.
Very nice presentation of this interesting little butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. Beautiful simple composition with good POV and focus. Thank you for sharing of this interesting endemic species.
Best regards

Hello Seyfi
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-25 8:04]

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful photo in nice natural colours and excellent sharpness. Taken from a very good POV in a pleasing composition.

Hello Seyfi,
fine macro of this butterfly with good light and beautiful colours. Excellent sharpness with many details and a nice blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hi Seyfi!
Amazing shot! great BG and POV! Bravo! TFS
Nice w-end!

Hello Seyfi,
A great macro shot captured with excellent sharpness and great details of the wings. Splendid colours and clear green BG too. Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-25 15:37]

Hi Seyfi,a very rare specie and a magnificent pic,i like a lot the excellent quality and the impressive light inside.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful photo of this beautiful butterfly, very nice details sharpness and wonderful natural colours, nice pleasing background, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice Sunday,
Best Regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-06-26 12:39]

Hello Seyfi,
This is a bnrilliant view of this gorgeous Blue species. I like your POV, the fine sharp details and natural colours. Very nicely framed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful image in lovely colours, patterns, composition and sharpness. A real pleasure to view. Best wishes.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-28 11:51]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A very fine macro of this Anatolian Black-eyed Blue resting with the wings closed.
The POV is ideal and taken with great sharpness and colours against a clean bokeh Bg in a pleasing composition.
This species is rare on TN and TFS it!
Best regards,

Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Anatolian Black-Eyed Blue butterfly. It is clear and precise. The afternoon light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Seyfi,
Very nice species you showed us here. The markings on the wings are good with hairy details.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-02 3:13]

Merhaba Seyfi,
exciting capture of this blue on green background. The details are really marvelous and the sharpness is so stunning.
Very well shot and excellent combination of beauty and skills.
Well done indeed for such a first class shot.


Selamlar Seyfi bey,
Cam gibi bir kare.
Ellerinize sağlık.
Çok güzel bir çalışma.


Excellent composition, DOF and BG. I like the detail you show of the subject in your image.

wonderful photo Seyfi, excellent details on your licenide, congratulations !
lovely background and composition,

all the best to you,


A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Very well composed shot with sharp details.

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