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Aedon Blue

Aedon Blue
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2418] (10664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-06-13 7:30
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyommatus aedon, (Christoph, 1887)
Aedon Blue

Turkish Name: Edon Mavisi Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Eastern Anatolia. Eastern Black Sea Mountains, southern slopes.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, Iran and Caucasus.

Living Area: Above sea level heights of 1000 meters. Diverse,including dry mountain slopes, grassy openings in bushy and wooded areas subalpine meadows near coniferous forest.

Flight time: One generation. Late June to Early August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, feed plants thrive in Cicer anatolicum-(Chickpeas).

Description-Notes: It was described by Christoph in 1887. Very like Large Turan Blue - Polyommatus myrrha. One of the largest blues in Turkey. Male's grayish blue upper sides are usually dusted with dark scales; forewing has relatively wide sooty black border, while hindwing border is narrower with dark marginal spots between veins. Brown female has a faint orange submarginal band with black spots. Below each wing has an arc of black postmedian spots; faint submarginal spotsbands on both wings contain little or no orange. Note the black spot within forewing cell and whitish wedge extending from submarginal band to center of hindwing (sometimeshard to see because of little contrast)

Wingspan: 33-42 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Large Turan Blue - Polyommatus myrrha, (Herrich-Schäffer,1851)
• Small Anatolian Blue - Polyommatus cornelia, (Gerhard, 1851)


1.Baytas A., 2007. A Field Guide To The Butterflies Of Turkey/NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul. .90 pp.
2.O.Kocak's:Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Aedon Blue
3. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Aedon Blue
4. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- Aedon Blue


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Hi Seyfi, my neighbour today,
beautiful photo of these two butterflies. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Seyfi ,
A superb love couple.
great sharpness and great colours.
superb composition.
best wishes,

hallo Seyfi
great sharpness composition with beautiful colours
great shot
thanks greeting lou

Hello Seyfi,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of butterfly. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. I like very much this nice specie witch I have seen very rarely.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Seyfi ,
照的很漂亮的蝴蝶 不但清晰 色彩也清晰可見
背景夠是漂亮 搭配

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-06-13 8:59]

welcome back :D

Seyfi bey nefis bir an'lama ve görüntüleme, .. herzamanki gibi kelebeklerin soyutlanması ve ardalanın boşaltılması özendirici; .. renk iadesi de öyle. Kutlarım. Polyommatus’un bu ender ceşidini paylaştığınız için de teşekkürler. Selâmlar

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-13 10:07]

Hi Seyfi.
Excellent 3D-image of a beautiful pair of small creatures. Lights and colours are unusual, vivid and fine too. TFS and warm regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-13 10:07]

Hello Syfi,
Fascinating macro in splendid saturated colours and beautiful contrasting colours. Fine blurred background. Taken from the best POV in a pleasing composition.

Hello Seyfi.
A superb love capture.
Great sharpness and colours.

Hello Mr.Seyfi,
Gorgeous colour of these butterflies.Elegant pose with great details.Eternal picture.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-13 11:21]

Hi Seyfi,
Excellent close-up of this butterflies.
Gorgeous light and colours with excellent detail
and focus.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Seyfi, great capture of lovely maiting couple on beautiful lighting BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6553 W: 89 N: 15640] (65417)
  • [2013-06-13 15:11]

Hi Seyfi,magnificent mating moment of this rare polyommatus,tipical of your country,the best choice of point of view and the top quality of details and colors,really beautiful,i like it!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-13 18:31]

Lovely mating pair captured with perfect composition..the colors and details are superb..beautiful species and image. tfs.

Lovely indeed; definitely see the contrast of both sexes! Interesting indeed! If i didn't see this with "your eyes" i definitely would have thought this was two different species! AMAZING!

Hello Seyfi

Beautiful macro of this romantic couple
under the wonderful light, fine POV,
superbly focused with great sharpness
and details, beautiful contrast between
the color tones, TFS


MErhaba Seyfi bey,
Çok şık bir kare olmuş,
Zamanlama ve detaylar müthiş.

Ciao Seyfi. Stunning details perfect sharp. Magnificient colours.


Hallo Seyfi
This is soooooo beautiful!! What amazing colours, sharpness and composition! Outstanding and gorgeous. My compliments and thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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