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Orange-banded Hairstreak

Orange-banded Hairstreak
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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: 2012-06-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-04-16 8:06
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Satyrium ledereri, (Boisduval,1848)

Orange-banded Hairstreak

Turkish Name: Küçük Benekli Sevbeni Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: All regions, except Marmara and Aegean.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, Samos-(Greece), Lebanon, Iran, Armenia-Transcaucasus.

Living Area: 700-800 meters, bushy, rocky places, often in steppes.

Flight time: Early June - late July.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Prunus spinosa plant is fed with.

Description-Notes: Also note the two small black discodial spots on underside of forewing. Experience local and rare. The female and male wing top colors are dark gray-brown. There are orange spots on the lower-wing females. Turkey Central Anatolia and Eastern Anatolia species, hindwing has one long tail. Resembles a blue. Identifed by a submarginal band of well-separeted orange spots as well as two white-ringed black discoidal spots on hindwing and a postmedian band of white-ringed black spots on both wings.

Wingspan: 28-34 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Banded Hairstreak - Satyrium calanus, (Hübner, [1809])
• Spanish Purple Hairstreak – Laeosopis roboris, (Esper, [1793])
•– Nordmannia herzi (Fixsen, 1887).
•– Neolycaena rhymnus (Eversmann, 1832)
• Hyrcanian Hairstreak – Satyrium hyrcanicum, (Riley, 1939)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.58 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Orange-banded Hairstreak
3. Moths and Butterflies : Europe and North Africa - Orange-banded Hairstreak
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Orange-banded Hairstreak
5. EuroButterflies : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Orange-banded Hairstreak


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Hello Mr.Seify Karaman,
Excellent photograph of this beautiful butterfly.Nice focus on subject which helped to make BG blur and it is really helpful to the viewer to cherish the beauty of this subject.Details on wings are very good.POV and sharpness is one of the main attraction of this photograph.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

hallo Seyfi
great sharpness and good composition
the light and colours are beautiful
i like this one
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-16 8:36]

Hello Seyfi,
The butterfly in this macro looks splendid. Sharpness, details and composition are superb. Beautiful colours and taken from an excellent POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-16 9:18]

Hi Seyfi,absolutely beautiful this capture of this specie very rare to see on TN,very is always something to rare and special to see in your gallery! Magnificent fresh specie,and the usual perfect quality of details and colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Seyfi
This is an excellent macro with details so perfectly captured. Wow and the colours is so beautifully seen. Great point of view and pleasant composition. All and all a winning image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.


A beautiful shot showing great detail and colours, nice dof and oof bg. The contrasting colours of the flowers work well.

TFS regards Bill.

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely little butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Seyfi.
Complimenti per la ottima nitidezza di questa foto,eccellenti i dettagli della farfalla,ottima composizione.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro of this butterfly over his flower,
with fine POV and framing, superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, beautiful light, TFS


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2013-04-16 13:54]

Enfes bir güzellik ellerine sağlık selamlarımla.


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-04-16 22:43]

small beautiful butterfly species. interesting angle and clarity. tfs.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-04-17 0:23]

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,
s.ledereri bütün ihtişamıyla karşımızda,mükemmel çekim,tebrikler..

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-17 3:18]

Hi Seyfi,
amazing capture of this wonderful spicies I have naver seen in nature, outstanding details, colors, lovely composed !
Thanks ! Best regards !

Nice and sharp with wonderful colors


Hello Seyfi,
beautiful capture of this butterfly with very good sharpness and a nice pose on the flower. I also like the wonderful colours and your inventive composition with the blurred yellow flowers in the background.
Best wishes,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-04-17 5:10]

Uauhh! Impresive picture! Great color, sharpness, light and composition. Thank you for sharing it. Congratulation. Saludos.

Beautiful butterfly Seyfi presented in another vibrant, well thought and executed composition. Fantastic shallow depth and beautiful mix of pastel and bright shades. Superbly done.


Hello Seyfi,
Excellent photograph of Orange-banded Hairsteak, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, outstanding background and excellent lighting.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-17 10:17]

Hi Seyfi,
Really beautiful shot of this butterfly.
Very good composition and sharpness details
in gorgeous light and colours.
Regards Jiri.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-04-17 16:41]


Not much to say, but just enjoying the beautiful image with great photo quality. Everything is perfect. My complements


Hello Seyfi,
superb picture with great sharpness and colour.
nice composition.
with regards,

Beautiful and interesting butterfly Seyfi! Great photo too! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Hi Seyfi,

Wow what a fabulous capture of this beautiful Butterfly my friend, superb detailed sharpness, excellent lighting rendering lovely natural colours, Exciting picture indeed Seyfi carrying a 10/10 in my book,

Best Regards,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-19 0:50]

Hello Seyfi,
Another interesting species and another great butterfly-shot from you. Fine composition, striking colors and best sharpness, good note too. Thanks!

Hi Seyfi,

The flowers are helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Orange-banded Hairstreak butterfly. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.


Ciao Seify. I missed this superb pic! Splendi colours perfect details in the lovely compo.


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