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Dark Grass Blue

Dark Grass Blue
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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: 2011-11-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-07 8:37
Viewed: 2841
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Butterfly, about 5 cm up from the stands on the dried grass ..
Zizeeria karsandra , (Moore, 1865)
Dark Grass Blue
Indian Grass Blue

Turkish Name: Karsandra Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey, the Mediterranean coast.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, North Africa, Southern Europe, Iran, tropical Asia, Australia and the islands.

Living Area: 600 - 1900 meters altitude in the range, like in the hot zones. Open grassy areas and especially in areas where the butterfly caterpillars, flies fed plants. Sea coast, also home to one.

Flight time: April to October in between, one or two generations, by creating flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Zornia diphylla, Amaranthus viridis, Amaranthus tricolor, A. viridis, Melilotus indica, Medicago sativa, Zornia diphylla, Trifolium alexandrinum, Glinus lotoides, Tribulus cistoides develop type plants fed.

Description-Notes: World and Turkey, the smallest butterflies. Small Blue butterfly is very similar to flying through the Desert. Usually, these two types are found in the same environments. Small Desert Blue butterfly on the back of the lower wing Karsandra'da attention when taking two spots, both the upper and lower wings of the black spots stand out.

Wingspan: 15-20 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Jewel Blue - Chilades trochylus (Freyer, 1845)
• Small Desert Blue- Chilades galba (Lederer, 1855)
• African Grass Blue- Zizeeria knysna, (Trimen, 1862)

1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul..62 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Dark Grass Blue
3. Learn about butterflies:The complete guide to the world of the butterflies & moths - Dark Grass Blue
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Turkiye Kelebek Gozlemcileri - Dark Grass Blue


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-07 8:42]

Hello Seyfi,
Great sharp detailed photo in beautiful natural colours. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-07 8:54]

Hi Seyfi,very good macro of this micro lycaena,i seen in Morocco and i know how is little! Very nice quality of sharpness and colors,elegant position too.Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO.

hello Seyfi, a very beautiful butterfly photo, the performance is great!
regards, Nasos

hello Seyfi
very nice picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
great macro
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-07 9:58]

Hello Seyfi.
Excellent picture! The composition is very good and the colors look bright and natural. Sharpness is spot-on and DOF well handled.Best regards Siggi

Hi Seyfi,
very nice photo of this butterfly. Excellent point of view. Great sharpness and details. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Seyfi,
well composed with a good pov and unusual pose.
Lovely colours and fine lighting.
The details are good and the DOF as well.
Well done.

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely little butterfly, beautiful lighting BG, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Super macro of this small buttefly. Excellent detail and colours.
A nice specimen in a fine composition.
regards yiannis

Ciao Seyfi. Sharp and detaisl perfect MF! Maybe bit noised.


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-07 12:06]

Hello Seyfi,
splendid image of this butterfly taken by a excellent POV and with great sharpness and detail; beautiful light and blurred background. Well done!

Hello Seyfi,
What I like at this image are the great sharpness and fine details. Beautiful composition, natural colours and OOF BG, too. Well done!

Hello Seyfi
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-07 22:46]

Beautiful image of this lovely blue, good details. tfs.

Seyfi, what an excellent photo of this butterfly. It shows great sharpness and detail. Great POV too. Thanks for commenting on my owl shot. Have a great day, Bill

Hi Seyfi, Wonderful macro image of this Dark Grass Blue Butterfly my friend, splendid detailed sharpness, superb exposure/white balance, very clean presentation here Seyfi and very well done,
Best Regards,


PS Very informative notes,

Hello Seyfi,
Another beautiful image. Very good composition with the complementing pastel colours on the crisp detail of the subject and the bokeh of the BG very pleasant to view, as is the whole image. Very well done.

Ellerinize sağlık Seyfi hocam.
Kocaman gözleri harika çıkmış. Netliği de çok iyi.

Buenos el enfoque y el encuadre con buen manejo de la luz. Artístico conjunto.
Saludos Seyfi: J. Ignasi.

Hello Seyfi,
A very impressive sharp photo of this butterfly, excellent clarity and very good out of focus background, Great Work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Merhaba Seyfi hocam,
Harika bir sunum olmuş.
Epeydir sizden kareleri özlemiştim.
Ellerinize sağlık.
En güzel dileklerimle,

Türün güzel bir fotoğrafı, elinize sağlık Seyfi Bey.


Wonderful little grass blue, Seyfi. Lovely details and realy fine capture with closed wings. Thanks and kind regards,

Merhaba Seyfi,
what a beautiful macro shot of the Dark Grass Blue, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent point of view
Best regards

Hello Seyfi

Excellent photo of this butterfly, fine POV and framing,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


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