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Everes decoloratus

Everes decoloratus
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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
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 11 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-06 8:30
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Cupido decoloratus, (Staudinger,1886)
Everes decoloratus
Eastern Short-tailed Blue

Turkish Name: Balkan Everesi Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Aksehir Konya region, 1100 meters have been reported. However, the recent efforts of butterfly watchers, province of Kırklareli were records.

Distribution in the world: For Central and Eastern Europe, despite an endemic species, a species widespread in the Balkans. In addition, the steppes of Ukraine and western Russia, seen within countries.

Living Area: Usually the calcareous plots. Up to heights of 1200 meters above sea level, wetlands, meadows, valleys, mountain slopes and forest edges lives.

Flight time: In the period between the end of April beginning of September they fly by creating two or three generations.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars for their lives, have been reported in many large legume-Fabaceae plants. Of these, Medicago lupulina-sativa, Vicia sativa, Lotus corniculatus, Trifolium pratense feeding on leaves of plants thrive.

Description-Notes: A small butterfly. Short - tailed [Everes] family, in rare in Turkey is a member. In particular, the family's Provençal Short - tailed Blue - Cupido alcetas very mixed. Color, gender discrimination, is important for. Male individuals on the wing, dull blue gray border edge. The female brown, surrounded by a white fringe. "Everes", other types of "Cupido", separated by a short tail. "Everes" species, of the family from others and easily separated from the orange spots. "Provençal Short - tailed Blue" and "Everes decoloratus" is very similar to each other. In order to differentiate them in the wings to see here. "Provençal Short - tailed Blue," the thin edge bands, "Everes decoloratus of" thick. In addition "Everes decoloratus" diskal front wing spots. These two spots, "Provençal Short - tailed Blue" does not exist.

Wingspan: 23 -25 mm mm long.

Similar Species:
• Small Blue / Little Blue - Cupido minimus (Fuessly, 1775)
• Osiris Blue - Cupido osiris (Meigen, [1829])
• Provençal Short-tailed Blue - Cupido alcetas (Hoffmannsegg, 1804)
• Short-tailed Blue / Tailed Cupid - Cupido argiades (Pallas, 1771)
• Cupido (Cupido) lorquinii (Herrich-Schäffer, [1847])


1.Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.64 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Everes decoloratus
3. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa- Everes decoloratus
4. AdaMerOs: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Everes decoloratus


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-06 8:36]

Hello Seyfi,
A photo in splendid light and colours. Excellent sharpness, details, blurred background and composition. A beauty!

Nice simple composition with tgood focus...excellent way to present a butterflies beauty


Hello Seyfi

Beautiful macro of this butterfly, with fine POV
and framing, beautiful light, lovely all green background,



Hi Seyfi,
amazing colours. Perfect composition. Great point of view. Artistic shot.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Seyfi
super sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Seyfi
A real beauty indeed! A perfect capture from all aspects. Congratulations!

elegant composition with the green branch and BG, very good quality in photo!
regards Seyfi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-06 11:11]

Hi Seyfi,
Nice colours with excellent detail.
Composition and light are very good. Very nice image.
Regards Jiri.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-06 11:43]

Hi Seyfi
another example (look at your today's neighbor) how to present a great picture of a rather monochrome butterfly

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Ellerinize sağlık, Çok net ve güzel bir çalışma olmuş.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-06 12:38]

Hello Seyfi,
Very nice photo captured with fine details and excellent sharpness. Great natural colours, a good low POV and beautiful composition. Well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Seyfi
Another impressive butterfly photo with very good composition, fantastic BG, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

Excellent photo of this Butterfly, very fine details and colors, TFS!

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely little butterfly, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Seyfi,
another very beautiful macro of a splendid buterfly, very good sharpness, marvellous colours and lighting, point of view and composition are excellent
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-07 5:34]

Lovely lighting and composition for this beauty, fine capture. tfs.

Merhaba Seyfi
Nice background, good light and excellent detail.
An excellent photo of this small butterfly.
regards yiannis

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-07 6:35]

Hello Seyfi,
Very fine macro of decoloratus.
The closed wing pose was taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and natural colours in a perfect composition against a clean green BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Seyfi - the BG has really made the picture beautiful. Sharpness and lighting is perfect. tfs

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-02-07 11:04]

Hello Seyfi,
An excellent macro of this pretty little silver-blue butterfly! Great details of its markings, beautiful light and colour that stands out against the soft green background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Seyfi, Excellent macro image, with good sharpness, fabulous lighting, awesome work here Seyfi and very well done,


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-08 13:49]

Splendid image, Seyfi!
Excellent sharpness and light; wonderful colours and perfect POV; very nice clean background; a beauty!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-08 14:12]

Hello Seyfi!
This is a fantastic shot showing this beautiful butterfly! Great job with lovely composition and so nice sharpness and BG.Well done!TFS
Regards from,

PS?Thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

Hello Seyfi,
A beautiful macro of this tiny butterfly, great details sharpness against a green background, nice colours and good composition, a superb work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Excellent picture of a wonderful butterfly with great details! Sharpness is very good and colors look natural! Very good use of DOF! Composition and POV are also very nice,

Hello Seyfi,
An excellent image of the Butterfly with explicit sharp details! beautiful colours, diagonal pose, POV, light balance and BG. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Hi Seyfi,

The vegetation is framing well the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Eastern Short-tailed Blue butterfly. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-12 1:45]

Hi Seyfi.
I have missed this refined shot and now have an opportunity to comment it. Subjetc is simply amazing as well as POV and composition. Direction of sunlight and light shadows on the wings give special charm to the image. Details and splendid BG impress the imagination. My congratulations and best regards.

Hello Seyfi
a great and superb picture of Balkan Everesi Kelebeği. great green BG. good sharp picture with fantastic light.
best wishes,

Hello Seyfi,

Beautiful blue species and another example of splendid composition and color.
very nice presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

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