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Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Mustafa Tavsiz (mustafatavsiz) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 21] (97)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon DX AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-17 13:35
Viewed: 2890
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Females are brown with a row of red spots along the edges.They usually have some blue at the base of the wings and are mostly blue but always have the red spots.The main food plant on most sites is Bird's foot trefoil .

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-17 13:37]

Merhaba Muftafa !

An excellent capture, very well done and played.
Have a beautiful evening,

Hello Mustafa,
This is a very good picture, with excellent colours and detail. However, I think your identification is mistaken. I am fairly sure that this is not a Common Blue but in fact a Copper. It may be the Sooty Copper, Heodes tityrus, or the Purple-shot Copper, Heodes alciphron. As it is a fairly new specimen and taken just a few days ago, I suspect that it is a male H. alciphron. Thanks for posting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-17 22:40]

Hello Mustafa,
A very fine macro, not of P. icarus, but of a male Sooty Copper (Lycaena or Heodes tityrus). The composition may be a bit too central but it's a nice shot with good colours.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-06-18 9:25]

Mustafa bey selamlar,
Neredeyse tüm sezon gördüğüm sevimli minik kelebek ...
Güçlü güneş ışığına karşın; renk ve detayları makro değerlerde.
Kadraj ve alan derinliği çok yakışmış.
Emeğinize sağlık.

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