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Pseudophilotes bavius

Pseudophilotes bavius
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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
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-02 8:36
Viewed: 5080
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rubrapterus bavius (Eversmann, 1832)
Pseudophilotes bavius
Bavius Blue – Bavius Lesser

Turkish Name: Bavius Mavisi Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution in the world: Europe, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and is seen in the Far East.

Living Area: Prefer rocky areas.

Flight time: Butterflies, late April to mid July, the period between the flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Salvia argentea fed and develop the type of plant.

Description-Notes: Do not have orange spots on the back of the front wing. Complete series of orange spots on the bottom of the rear wing. Male above is deep blue, with conspicuous orange submarginal lunules bordering black spots on hindwing.
Female is brownish above, with varying amount of blue scales on basal half on both wings.

Wingspan: 24-30 mm long.

Similar Species:

• Lesser Chequered Blue/Eastern Baton Blue-Pseudophilotes vicrama (Moore, 1865)
• Baton Blue-Copper-Pseudophilotes baton, (Bergsträsser, 1779)
• Panoptes Blue-Pseudophilotes panoptes (Hübner, [1813])
• False Baton Blue-Pseudophilotes abencerragus (Pierret 1837)
1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul..66 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Bavius Blue
3. Moths and Butterflies :Europe and North Africa - Bavius Blue
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Turkiye Kelebek Gozlemcileri - Bavius Blue


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Magnificent close up.POV,lighting,exposure,vivid colors and clear details are perfect.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-02 9:01]

Hi Seyfi,a very rare little lycaeneide and a magnificent macro,i like the very good sharpness to see at the best the beautiful wings design,perfect saturation and nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

Hi Seyfi,
Lovely macro of this butterfly, very nice clarity, great point of view and good composition, beautiful natural colours and a very pleasing background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

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

Hi Seyfi,
amazing photo of this butterfly. Nice natural colours. Great point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Merhaba Seyfi,
a superb macro shot of this interesting species, very good sharpness and beautiful colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-02 10:26]

Hello Seyfi.
An amazing shot of this beautiful Bavius Blue with such lovely colours and details on its wings. A realy great pose captured with perfect lighting and exposure. Also very nicely composed too.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful photo in fantastic clear colours, fine sharpness and details. Also great contrasting BG, excellent POV and composition. Well done!

Hello Seyfi
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely little butterfly on a nice lighting BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well dona my friend, ciao Silvio

Superb photo, excellent detail. An interesting species. regards yiannis

hello my friend Seyfi with your beautiful images and your great performance!
regards Nasos

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-08-02 21:05]

Hi Seyfi.
Lovely shot of a very cute scene and beautiful butterfly. I am impressed with a little bit back low POV, superb sharpness of the butterfly image and dry flower, stunning tender BG. Excellent job, my friend. Warm regards and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-08-02 23:17]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A very fine sharp macro of bavius, taken to show the closed wing pose from a great POV with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a clean BG in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-08-03 0:19]

Lovely blue perched well here, beautiful capture with fine composition. tfs.

wonderful image of butterfly with excellent backgruond. good sharpness. tfs.

Excellent capture. sharp detail, nice colours and lighting. regards vijeesh

Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the Bavius Blue butterfly. The afternoon light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Seyfi, Just a great shot. One of the best I've seen. Great sharpness, bokeh and detail. Have a great week, Bill

Hi Seyfi,

Lovely clean macro shot here my friend, great exposure/white balance with superb colour, love he mottled out of focus background, good work Seyfi and well done,
Best regards,


Hallo Seyfi
This is a beautiful photograph filled with an assortment of wonderful bright,yet soft on the eye colours. The detail and composition is great! The clarity and detail on the wings of this tiny butterfly is lovely. Thanks for sharing a great macro! Best regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-08-05 3:57]

Hello Seyfi,
A wonderful capture of this pretty Blue butterfly with beautiful wing markings. Excellent sharpness, lovely colours and a fine smooth background.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Hello Seyfi,
I think this one is the same insect form two uploads back but better in some respects. The overall pose is better as well as the positioning of the insect. Very well done.

Selamlar Seyfi bey,
Muhteşem bir tür ve harika bir çalışma olmuş.
Enfes bir sunu.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-08-10 14:55]

Nadide bir türle kolleksiyonunuzu zenginleştirmeye devam etmişsiniz, ellerinize sağlık Seyfi bey, selamlar..

  • Dis. Ac. Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 5 N: 7663] (24509)
  • [2011-08-11 23:35]

Hello Seyfi,

another nice butterfly photo takken by you.
Good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.
Nicely the bluured bg.


merhaba Seyfi Bey,
görürmüyüm diye epeyce bakınıp henüz görüntüleyemediğim çok güzel bir Mavi. nefis bir kare. elinize sağlık.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-14 14:11]

Hello Seyfi,
Very nice photo in great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Good composition and blurry BG.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-15 1:27]

Hello Seyfi,
An interesting Lycaenidae-species. We have one which looks almost the same, P. baton. And they are flying too in Spring like yours. Fine presentation of a creature rarely shown. Un grand merci!
Kind regards

Hi Seyfi, wonderful your licenide, excellent presented as composition, congratulations !

have a good time,

ciao, tino

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