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Anatolian Vernal Copper

Anatolian Vernal Copper
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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: 2011-05-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 6:36
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Tomares nogelii, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
Nogel's Hairstreak
Anatolian Vernal Copper

Turkish Name: Anadolu Gelinciği Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey, Marmara, and can be seen in every region except the North Sea and the coast.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Armenia, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine is seen.

Living Area: To a height of 1,500 meters, stony slopes, forest openings and flowered pastures in prefer.

Flight time: Flying from, late May to Late July.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Astragalus species feeds on plants. In particular, Erophaca baetica orientalis "Podlech" - fed by the Central Anatolian type plants develop.

Description-Notes: Between the host plant with grass or shrubs that do not have to fly very fast properties. European red list, an endangered species appears.

Wingspan: 28-34 mm long.

Similar Species:

• Caucasian Vernal Copper - Tomares callimachus (Eversmann, 1848)
• Levantine Vernal Copper - Tomares nesimachus (Oberthür, 1893)
• Romanoff's Vernal Copper - Tomares romanovi (Christoph, 1882)
• Provence hairstreak - Tomares ballus (Fabricius, 1787)
1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul..52 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Anatolian Vernal Copper
3. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa- Anatolian Vernal Copper
4. AdaMerOs: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Anatolian Vernal Copper



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Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful image with great focus and very good clarity.
Razor sharp details and impressive vivid colors. This two butterflies are a gorgeous pair.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-24 7:13]

Hello Seyfi,
A very fine macro of this species of Tomares in copula. Excellent sharpness, lighting, natural colours and composition from a fine POV.
I have not seen this species on TN before. If it is new, congratulations on this excellent portrayal!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Seyfi,
Nice butterfly couple perched on flower. great clarity and colour. good composition also.

Superb photo with beautiful colours, excellent detail and composition and very beautiful butterflies.
regards yiannis

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely maiting couple, beautiful lighting BG, wonderful brigh colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-24 9:22]

Hi Seyfi,spectacular capture of this couple of Lycaenae in love,a rare specie and a beutiful pic at the top of quality,super sharpness and brilliant colors! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Seyfi
This is truly beautiful! The details captured here is awesome. The image as a whole is super sharp, the composition and close point of view first rate and the overall presentation praiseworthy. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-24 9:56]

Hello Seyfi,
a well captured butterfly couple with very good focus on the male and the female. Light and brightness are well balanced and the resulting colours appear pleasant and natural.Best regards Siggi

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

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-02-24 12:36]

Hello Seyfi,
What an interesting Lycaenid-species. I never had seen it before. And you show us even a couple, which allows us to see the slight differences between male and female. Well chosen neutral backgroundd too.
Thanks for this interesting posting
Kind regards

Ciao Seyfi. Good sharp, wonderful colours for the interesting specie. TFS.


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-24 14:46]

Splendid image, Seyfi!
Great sharpness and perfect POV; excellent lightness and wonderful colours; perfect contrast with a blurred background. A beauty!

Hello Seyfi
Interesting species and beautiful photo with very good composition, nice BG and wonderful lighting

Hi Seyfi,
Great detailed shot. Excellent contrast and sharpness, superb colors too.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-25 7:25]

Beautifully captured image of lovely species mating here. tfs.

Hello Seyfi

Beautiful photo of these lovers in action
with fine POV, beautiful light and color tones,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


wonderful scene and moment, the photo performance is great!
regards Seyfi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-26 7:09]

Merhaba Seyfi,
wow...this is another stunning capture of a mating pair. Excellent work that displays clarity, beauty and splendid colors. The eyes of the butterfly is so wonderful, the contact is so exciting.
Well presented shot.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-26 10:15]

Hi Seyfi,
Another very nice photo. Nice sharp with lots of details.
Colours and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent macro with a fantastic shallow DOF, detailed sharpness, colours and POV. Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,

Merhaba Seyfi hocam,
Muhteşem bir çalışma olmuş.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Hello Seyfi.
This is fantastic mating pair captured in stunning colors and details. An excellent work and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-06 7:06]

Hello Seyfi,
Missed this beauty while I was on holiday. A photo in great sharpness and details. Splendid clear colours and a fine centred composition. Fantastic matching blurred background.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-07 4:06]

Hi Seyfi.
Brilliant as usual butterfly picture. Combination of the tack sharp details of the main subject and smoothness of the impressive BG is great as well as wonderful direct POV, composition and colours of the shot. Well done and warm greetings.

Salam Seyfi,
a superb macro shot of the Anatolian Vernal Copper mating, very good sharpness, marvellous colours, point of view and composition are excellent
Best regards

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