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Meleageria daphnis

Meleageria daphnis
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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: 2011-07-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII, B+W F - Pro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-24 8:38
Viewed: 2751
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyommatus daphnis, (Denis & Schiffermüller,1775)
Meleageria daphnis - Meleager's Blue

Turkish Name: Çokgözlü Dafnis Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Can be seen everywhere in Turkey.

Distribution in the world: More eastern Europe, Turkey, Siberia, Kazakhstan, China, Korea and Japan is seen.

Living Area: Land situated at 200-1700. Butterfly, sunny and flowery, like grass-bush areas.

Flight time: One generation. Fly in June and August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Fabaceae family, the leaves of plants fed and thrive.

Description-Notes: A medium-sized butterfly. Adult butterflies begin to emerge in June. Male and female, threaded-lace structural feature of the rear wing to wing with the anal are different. This structure is very obvious that the female and male individuals are easily separated. Thin edges of the wing over wing men in bright blue and is surrounded by a dark band. Females are usually brown, although blue stamps on them is very intense, and sometimes it is observed as stamps.

Wingspan: 33-37 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Anomalous Blue-Polyommatus admetus, (Esper, 1783)
• Furry Blue- Polyommatus dolus, (Hübner, 1823)


1.Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.88 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Meleageria daphnis
3. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa- Meleageria daphnis
4. Captain's:European Butterfly Guide - Meleageria daphnis


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-24 8:59]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in very, very beautiful natural colours. Taken from a great POV in a nice composition.

A superb photo. Excellent detail and light.
Good background and composition.
Nice to see the bluish colour on the body.
A beautiful butterfly with good markings.
regards yiannis

Hello Seyfi
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful BG and nice colours. The sharpness is impressive!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-12-24 11:33]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A very fine macro of daphnis feeding in the closed wing position.
Excellent sharpness, DOF, natural colours and composition against a clean BG.
Thanks and best regards to you and your family,

Hello Seyfi,
What amazing macro with fantastic colors and shape.
Superb capture with great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro shot of this butterfly,
with fine POV and framing, great focus
sharpness and details, beautiful bokeh
of the background, TFS


Hi Seyfi,
very nice photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Have a nice day,

güzel ve temiz bir dafnis fotoğrafı olmuş, elinize sağlık Seyfi Bey.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-24 14:36]

Hi Seyfi,this is a great capture of a very rare guest of TN.How is nice this polyommatus,i like a lot your pic,perfect to see so well the blue body,great sharpness too.I wish you all the best for Christmas and thanks to show us this beauty,Luciano.

Hello Seyfi,
Great photo again in wonderful colours with a beautiful contrasting BG. Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition.
Best regards,

Merhaba Seyfi, beautiful composition with lovely little butterfly on a nice flower, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you and your family, ciao Silvio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-25 1:15]

Splendid image, Seyfi!
Great sharpness and POV; excellent light and beautiful colours in a very nice background. A beauty!
Merry Christmas!

hello Seyfi
great sharpness and good details with nice BG
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-25 23:43]

Beautiful composition for this lovely species, good details and colors. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-26 11:35]

Hello Seyfi.
The subtle colours in this shot are very pleasing to the eye. Very clear with sharp details. The quality is excellent. Nice work.Best regards Siggi

Salam Seyfi,
Gorgeous capture on that flower. Sharpness and details are pristine and I like the natural tone best in this presentation.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hallo Seyfi
A great macro. The details, especially the colours of this butterfly are incredibly beautiful and wonderful to look at. The sharpness of the image as a whole is praiseworthy and there is such a lot of lovely and prominent features to appreciate. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Seyfi,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Meleager's Blue butterfly. The afternoon light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-12-27 15:14]

É uma belíssima imagem com cores firmes e POV ótimo,bem apurado.Meus parabéns por esta bela captura.

Merhaba Seyfi hocam,
Muhteşem bir kare.

Hi Seyfi, Superb macro shot here my good friend, excellent sharpness with terrific detail, commendable lighting/white balance, beautiful natural colour tones, a really nice picture to view Seyfi Bravo! and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-27 22:01]

Hi Seyfi.
Having a bit free time I comment your previous picture with great pleasure. I like wonderful a bit back POV and excellent reproduction of the butterfly texture . Every hair is visible perfectly. Flower is also reproduced very nice and smooth BG is fine for the subject. TFS and best regards.

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