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#re-100th -'Love torrent'-III
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 400, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Love in Wildlife:), Butterflies from the Middle East & Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-02 1:09
Viewed: 4796
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 74
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Pseudochazara anthelea (White Banded Grayling) [in Turk. Anadolu Yalancı Cadısı]

Today I am uploading re-100th posting on TN and prefered a repost which is I like so much. I have captured this mating pair of the most rarely seen (both TN and nature) grayling during our expedition including Burdur, Denizli and Aydın Provinces around the Salda lake (Burdur) in a rocky biotope.

TFL and Have a nice Saturday!
Cheers,


©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.

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A relatively rare and large butterfly with a wingspan of 45-50 mm in the male and 50-55 mm in the female.

The upperside ground colour of the male is dark brown, almost black. There is o wide white postdiscal bond with two ocelli and o black line of androconia in the cell. The underside ground colour of the forewing is white with o grey-brown border and two ocelli in the postdiscal area. The underside of the hindwing is grey-brown with a wavy white postdiscal band. The female is larger and does not resemble the male. The upperside ground colour is brown with a wide, orange-brown, postdiscal band of a deeper colour in the forewing containing two black ocelli with white centres. The underside ground colour of the forewing is orange-brown, with a grey-brown border and two ocelli in the postdiscal area. The underside of the hindwing is light grey.

Pseudochazara anthelea is a species of the Balkans, Turkey, Cyprus island and northern Iraq.

The adult butterflies begin to emerge at the end of May and are on the wing until October in a single brood. Thought to overwinter in the larval stage. lt The larval host-plants are various species of the Poaceae family. It is much more common at altitudes over 1000 m. It frequents sparsely vegetated, rocky areas, resting on the ground or on rocks with wings closed. Flies low and fast and often returns to same spot from which it flew. It is attracted to the flowers of Centaurea sp., which grows in poor ground and rocky areas, in the habitat favoured by P. anthelea.

References:
1. Makris, C. (2003). Butterflies of Cyprus. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. 329 pp.
2. Baytaş, A. (2008). Türkiye’nin Kelebekleri Doğa Rehberi. NTV yayınları, Doğuş Grubu İletişim Yayıncılık ve Ticaret A.Ş., Istanbul, 222 s.
3. Tolman, T.(2008).Collins Butterfly Guide of Britain and Europe. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., London,. 384 pp.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-02 1:20]

Hello MF Bayram.
Excellent composition with the perfect pose of butterflies.Superb sharpness, beautiful colouration and details.Excellent exposure and focus as well.Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-02 1:33]
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Merhaba Bayram Hocam,
Bizlere o kadar avans verdin,kısa sürede yine 2 misli fark attın.İkinci serideki yüzüncü karen için tebrik ederim.Fotografı çok estetik bir açıdan görüntülemişsin,her yönü ile mükemmel olmuş.Bir önceki karedeki tüm şüphelerim bu karede ortadan kalktı:)
Bu arada uyarın için buradan da teşekkür ediyorum,başlığı düzelttim.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık..

Selam My Dear Friend,
CONGRATULATIONS on your new 100th post for 2nd time. A lovely capture of these beautiful White Banded Grayling in mating position. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Congratulations again on the 100th repost, Prof Bayram!
A whole treasure-trove of your past pictures still lingers in the memory of most of us, my friend.
This is a classical mating posture of Graylings with superb details and colours. DOF too is incredible.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

İkinci serinin ilk 100ncü karesi için tebrikler hocam. Muhteşem bir aşk sahnesi olmuş. Sel devam edecek sanırım:)
Emeklerinize sağlık.
Nazım

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-02 2:15]

Hello Bayram,
Very beautiful repost, a splendid choice. Congratulations on this milestone for the second time. A high quality photo. Nothing to critize, just fantastic in every way.
Regards,
Peter

Hola Bayram

Buena imagen de esta unión de las mariposas, buenos colores naturales y agradables, perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-02 2:56]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
congratulations on the 100th repost which is a stunning capture from your exciting visit.
Very beautiful butterfly and you did wonderfully in exposing their habits.
The colours is so lively and the smoothness of the background colour is very complementary.
nice job well done!

Regards,
Foozi

Merhaba Bayram Hocam, dearest friend

You truly are prolific!!! 100 - top class - postings in half a year!!

No wonder you do not get any sleep and work through the night...

I have known you now for a while and admired your work - you still surprise me with the extent of your knowledge and willingness to share it.

You have mellowed :-))
the soft pastel background - framed by a colour-matched frame - is quite different from last year's postings!


The details are (like always) quite astounding e.g. the soft "down" on the faces and the details of the eyes...

are they resting on a rock, coverd with lichen?

It is an absolute pleasure to view this perfect image! and I thank you for showing it to us on TrekNature!

I wish you a fun week-end

Kendine iyi bak, sevgiler icten selamlarimla
Kendine iyi bak, sevgiler
Ingrid

Ciao Bayram, congratulations you are again at 100 photo on TN and all are splendid, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bayram hocam tek kelime ile kusursuz bir makro. İnsanın gözünü alan cinsten. Netlik, alan derinliği detaylar ve arka fonuyla muhteşem bir çalışma. Emeklerinize sağlık hocam. Saygılarımla.
Özgür

Ciao BBB. Fantastic guests in love for your re100th..... Excellent details and sharp against the blurred BG.

Roberto

Great mating scene you have captured in this lovely work Dayi.
TFS and warm regards, KiB!
Mel

Bayram hocam muhteşem bir makro. Çok net.
Emeklerinize sağlık. İyi tatiller hocam.
Deniz

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-02 8:13]

Hello Bayram
Superb macro capture and composition
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

Bayram tebrikler kardesim..bu uretkenliginle sen daha kac tur atarsin:)..senin icin 100 hicbirsey..cok guzel cekmissin yine asiklari...ellerine saglik.
Hepimizden selamlar.
Leyla.

Bayram hocam, eskiden yüklemiş olsanız da ben hatırlamadım. Muhteşem bir makro olmuş. Emeğiize sağlık.
Bahadır

Magnífico trabajo para celebrar DE NUEVO tus 100 primeras fotografías.
Esta foto me gusta especialmente por lo bien que trabajaste las luces
y los colores, creando un ambiente realmente fascinante, una atmósfera
cálida y muy atractiva.
Captaste en general bien esas difíciles tonalidades y texturas, posándose
los dos insectos sobre una base a conjunto con el resto.
Bien resuelto el encuadre, quizás algo más de espacio a la derecha y
también a la izquierda hubiera dado aún más vidz, pero eso es al gusto
del autor.
Saludos Bayram: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-02 10:42]

Fantastic time of love my friend! What a super sharpness and what a beautiful low point of view!Another great gift for the butterflies fans..my greats compliments!!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-02 11:38]

Merhaba Bayram dostum,
A superb capture of a pair of White-banded Graylings in copulo. I cannot fault this capture, taken from an ideal POV: every aspect is close to, if not completely perfect.
Well done my friend and have a good weekend,
Cheers,
Ivan

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-02 12:24]

Tekrar 100'de buluştuk,daha yüzlerce 100'lerde buluşmak ümidi ile dostum.Harika bir açı,harika odaklama ve harika sonuç.Eline emeğine sağlık.
Bi slavên germ,
Dûrzan

Congratulations dear friend for this 100th (or 741st post)! Very nice colours and so sharp as usual. You managed it very well to have the both in focus. Nice serie too! I couldn't join your torrent today... I saw only solitary males or females! Enjoy your trip this weekend,
Cathy

Amazing sharpness and a perfectly chosen POV, Big Bro!
Love the beautiful colours!
Bravo!
Goldy

Hi little bro,

You are on love path with all those mating butterflies.

Good low pov, sharpness and dof.
Fine colours.

gert

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Kelebeklerin aşkına ait yine harika bir makro.
Alan derinliği, keskinlik ve detaylar ise muhteşem gerçekten.
ikinci kez 100ncü karenizi paylaşımınız açısından da çok anlamlı.
Tüm paylaşım ve emekleriniz için teşekkürler.

Selam ve saygılarımla,
Mehmet

Hello Bayram,
excellent image, details, colors, sharpness and light, fantastic. A very beautiful picture. regards, Paolo

A well chosen perched, which you have framed to a T. I can see the geology as well...along with some nice lichen. Nature in circles and cycles. They have this moment and you as well.
Bob

hello Bayram Congrat with your (100)post and Many More on TN
with great sharpness and super details
beautiful naturel colours
greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-03 12:52]
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Hello Bayram,
Another fine post of a beautiful butterfly couple in love. The low POV works great in this shot, as well as the exceptional detail. The lichen covered boulder almost looks like a light dusting of snow at first glance. Perfectly shown with just the right exposure. Super work!!
Ron

Elinize sağlık hocam.

Volkan

Hi MF Bayram,
one hell of a picture, colors, background, sharpness and all. Just a real pleasure to look at. No Pseudochazara species reaches Switzerland, so they are not familiar to me. But at least I know the place where you took the shot (Salda) :-) During my trip in spring I met a really nice couple there who told me they wanted to open a Hotel on the lake, "just like the Hotel Adler on Zugersee".

My best regards
Dietrich

Merhaba Hocam,
100. fotonuzu tebrik ederim. Corvus africanus'lara inat en güzel fotolarınızı paylaşmaya devam ediyorsunuz. Thank you very much for your Turkish and Middle East's wildlife Photos. Umarım gramere uymuşumdur:)
Ömer.

hello Bayram,
A great 100th upload! Great moment with nice colors and also fine details. Good POV and BG. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Coucou Bayram,

Toutes mes félicitations pour ce 1♥♥ème RE*post.

Bellissime composition de tendresse et de beauté.
L'amour est un art que seule la nature ose dévoiler à notre regard.
Une capture exceptionnel que vous savez saisir de belles manières. Merci mon ami de partager.
Jolie journée à vous.
Yolande

Her açıdan harika bir fotoğraf Hocam,
Tekrar-100. karenizi tekrar tebrik ediyorum :)
Saygılarımla, Naşit

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-07 4:26]

Hello Bayram,
Excellent idea to repost this beautiful butterfly-shot. I have a faible for Graylings in general. They are not alwyse easy to photograph, but most interesting-looking creatures. You are right, this is a most beautiful shot by its compositin, sharpness and subject. The fine-colored background enhances th whole even more. Great shot, indeed!
thanks and kind regards
Anne

Yes MF Bayram - the second time around and you are doing really well with new gear and stunning images uploaded on TN. I like the shallow DoF from selective focusing making this not just a picture - but an art-piece. Superb work and congratulations. Best regards - Jusni

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