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Brown argus

Brown argus
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Copyright: Mehmet Karababa (caspian) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 387] (1342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-21 2:03
Viewed: 3282
Points: 28
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Aricia agestis (Brown argus) [in Turk. Çok gözlü esmer]

Although one of the "Blues" both sexes are brown on the uppersides with a band of orange spots at the border of each wing. They can be mistaken for other female blues but the Brown Argus never has any blue scales at the base of the wings like other female Blues often do. It could also be mistaken for the Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxrexes were it not for the fact that their ranges do not overlap in the UK, unlike on continental Europe. The underside has the typical "blue" pattern of a greyish/brownish ground colour with black spots outlined in white and a row of orange spots along the border. The pattern of the black spots is the best way to distinguish this species from female Common, Chalk Hill and Adonis Blues as they lack the black spot found near the base of the forewing which is present on these three species. This species has seen an expansion in its range in recent years and is widely distributed across southeast England and most of the Midlands with colonies occurring in Wales and as far north as Yorkshire. These northern sites have seen a lot of confusion in recent years with genetic studies looking at various colonies to separate the two Aricia spp. Until a few years ago, these northern colonies were thought to be the Northern Brown Argus and more colonies may yet be found to be misidentified. Like other blues it is common on the chalk downlands of southern England but will also use other habitats such as woodland clearings, coastal grasslands and heathland. It is widespread across Europe north to southern Sweden and eastwards to Siberia. (wikipedia)

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Mehmet bey, uzmanları daha iyi bilirler ama kanımca bunlar, marginal lekelerin şekilleri, mediana uzan beyaz bantları, kaideya yakın siyah beneklerin sayısı, düzenlenişi ile daha çok Polyommatus thersites (Çokgözlü Menekşe Mavisi) gibi duruyorlar. Arka plan çok güzel, sadece karede kelebekler biraz küçük kalmış.
Elinize sağlık. Selamlar.


Mehmet bey merhabalar
Yiyeceklerini paylaşan Bu güzel türü sizde bizlerle paylaştığınız için teşekkürler,
güzel pozisyonda yakalamışsınız ,birazdaha yakın olsaymış elinize sağlık ,selamlar

Kafalar aşağıda olduğuna göre herhalde uyku saatleri.
Ellerinize sağlık

Ciao Mehmet, simply and fascinating composition with lovely couple in nice symmetryc pose, splendid sharpness and wonderful colorful BG, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Mehmet. Intersting compo and good colours for the pleasant couple. intrigant light.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-21 5:59]

Merhaba Mehmet,

Not one but two nice butterflies.
Quiet picture, soft colors.
Nice captured good composed.
Sharpness and clarity be superb. TFS.

Best regards,

Bonjour Mehmet

Superbe photo de ce splendide papillon. Excellente netteté. Impressionnant de voir cette image comme un miroir. Superbes couleurs.
Bonne journée et au revoir...JP

Merhaba Mehmet Bey,
Bunlar aşk seline doğru gidiyor gibiler:) Çok güzel renklere sahip bir tür. Üstelik eşeysel farklılığı da gösteren bir kare.
Elinize sağlık,

Hi Mehmet,
A lovely capture of these beautiful Brown argus mating. Excellent composition with good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-21 11:24]

Hello Mehmet,
ecxellent work in this two in one photo, very sharp, beautifull colors, light and great blurred BG,
TFS and best regards Siggi

This is perfect timing, my friend Mehmet!
Very wel done!

Beautiful macro, almost a mirror image! Sharp focus, good colouring, just perfect!
Nice work!

Hello Mehmet,
Two little buterflies. Sharpness and clarity are outstanding.
Wonderful capture.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-28 4:51]

Merhaba Mehmet,
what a lively shot of these colourful butterfly. The pattern on the wings are really captivating. you have shown it very very well with clarity. The repitition style is very sperbly composed.
Congratulations for such a lovely production.
Well done.


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