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Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus D-545 Zoom
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies and Moths of TURKIYE (TURKEY) II, European butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-12 16:41
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
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Hi to everyone!

This one is one of my popular photo! When I look at this I feel happy:) I took this in Eymir Lake(Ankara,Central Anatolia) .This's very widespread one but I think some information can be useful.:)


Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera
Family Lycaenidae
Genus Polyommatus

Caterpillar length: up to 13 mm
Wingspan: 25 – 40 mm

The common blue is the most widespread of the blue butterflies in Turkey, and as the name suggests, it is one of the most common butterflies in Europe. The males are a striking bluish-violet colour, but females are brown with orange spots near the margins of the wings. In both sexes, the undersides of the wings are greyish brown with blackish spots and orange crescents towards the margins of the wings. The caterpillar has a stout body, which tapers towards the tips. The head is black and the body is green. A darker green line bordered with white passes along the centre of the back. There is also a whitish-green line along the sides.
This butterfly is found throughout Britain and occurs on most off-shore islands including the Outer Hebrides and Orkney. It is most numerous in the south of England and Wales and is scarce in areas at altitudes of over 300 meters, becoming absent over 500 m. Elsewhere, the range of this species extends throughout Europe, North Africa and in temperate parts of Asia.

Occurs in a wide range of grassy habitats where the foodplants occur. The main foodplant is common bird’s foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), although other trefoils, clovers (Trifolium) and related plants may be used. This species tends to be found in sunny, sheltered areas, and typical habitats include downland, woodland clearings, coastal dunes, road verges, golf courses, cemeteries and occasionally gardens.

In the common blue, the number of generations produced each year varies depending on the geographic location of the population. Occasionally, in warm years, double-brooded and single-brooded populations may go on to produce an extra brood in the same year, thanks to the warm weather. This phenomenon indicates that the factors governing the number of broods produced are environmental, rather than genetic.
The eggs are laid singly on the foodplants and take around a week to hatch. Caterpillars of the first generation (or of the only generation in single-brooded populations) take around 6 weeks to become fully developed. Second brood caterpillars overwinter when partly grown, and complete their development during the following year. Pupation occurs either at the base of the foodplant or amongst litter on the ground and adult butterflies emerge after around two weeks .

Thanks for your critiques:)

Luc, cedryk, PDP, vignatelli, halki, dew77, coasties, deluxsin2005, phlr, safis, kokonike, marhowie, Comandante, hummingbird24, NINIX, TAZ, Eko, peter_stoeckl, ALIRIZA, Christopher_PL, metcher has marked this note useful
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Hi Emin,
what a beautiful butterfly.
It looks like velvet. The colours are marvelous, from turquoise to grey, orange and blue ornaments.
What I like most are the hairs around the wings - looking like fringes of a carpet - don't laugh! I have a good phantasie! :-)
I agree with you, you can be proud of this perfect photo - congratulations
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very nice classic type picture. Nice DOF. Good remote background that doesn't attract attention. The only thing are some overburnings at the hind part of the wings and this unpleasant noise, which I'm very surprised of with that light conditions. Anyway I have removed the noise and posted as workshop, I hope you like it :-)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-12 19:19]
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Hello Emin, nice shot. Good composition and very good details. I think it is a little bright in places, especially on the lower rear wing. Apart from that it's a very nice shot. Well done.

Hello Emin,

Wonderful bright colours in this shot. Excellent POV showing the lovely wing pattern. Good light. Well done. Thanks.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-08-12 22:24]

Excellent macro shot. Very sharp, great details and perfect lighting. Well done!

Hello Emin, other than the slightly bright spots PDP mentioned this is a really nice photo. Those spots could be easily retouched in Photoshop. Nice sharpness and composition. I can see why you're happy with it. If it were mine, I would be too. TFS

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-13 3:00]

Hello Emin!
Very nice shot.Colours,details and lighting are great.
Thanks for posting...

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-13 8:24]
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Merhaba Emin!
Çok güzel bir kelebek fotografı daha.Keskinlik,detaylar,ışık ve renkler çok hoş.Ellerine sağlık!

Hello Emin

The POV is very good showing the fringing around the edge of the wings clearly. Good sharpness and light. Well done. Thanks.

Hi Emin,
Very good sharpness, exposure,detail, and colors. Well composed ,great DOF .TFS

Very beautiful butterfuly, Emin. I like how the detailed fringe is showing along the wings. I can also see the texture of the wings. Very nicely done! :-) Thanks for sharing with us!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-08-13 22:52]

Great captured Bfly photo Emin.
Nice sharpness,focus,pov and colors.TFS
CT of Chicago

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-14 7:50]

GREAT shot of thisLycaenidae!
Also common in Portugal.
A bit soft on focus, but shows it's beauty!

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  • safis (0)
  • [2005-08-14 11:05]
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Merhaba Emin,

Bu kelebeğin rengi gerçekten çok güzel.Capcanlı renkler ve güzel ayrıntılar!
Sana başarılar dilerim...

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-14 11:14]
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Hi Emin, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.

Day thought:
"Beauty is its own excuse for being" (Emerson).

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Good composition. I lik ethe soft-blue body colour.
Nice and sharp.
Good background.

Hello Emin, This has very good details and is composed well. You've done well under difficult lighting conditions. I think the workshop helped nicely with the BG noise also, Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-15 18:10]

Hello, Emin. Great to have such a young guy around.

I do enjoy your picture too.

Excellent colors and pov. As for dof, maybe something like f/8 would have been better; by doing so, I guess the whole butterfly would be in focus.

Anyway, it's a grea shot; I like Michal's workshop too.

Selam Emin!
Bu kelebek de mükemmel.Detaylar,keskinlik harika ayrıca fotografa eklediğin doyurucu notlar da kusursuz.Ellerine sağlık!

Such a pretty butterfly, Emin.

Great details, colors, lighting, POV, and BG, in this well composed image.

Great job, thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-17 17:58]

Hi Emin,
What a beautifull captuere. WOW. Alkl those deatils, razor sharp.

Very good shot.



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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-19 3:19]

What a wonderful and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Emin.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-19 3:41]
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Hi Emin!
This is also wonderful.Sharpness,clear details and POV are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Very good macro, Emin.
It's some parts who is slightly OE but thats minor nit.
Very well composed, good POV, nice colours and good details.
You did a very good job.

Beautiful post - so lifelike! Well done

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-12-22 13:05]

Emin bonjour,splendid shot with lovely colors and razorsharp details.Composition and BG are perfect. Very well done and Happy Christmas, Didier.

Unbelievably sharp macro, with excellent light conditions modelling the veins of the wings and the scales, and all the other details including the head. And well composed by leaving a dynamical free space at the right, too.
Possibly from postwork sharpening of the whole picture, background at the right seems to be a bit noisy. That can easily be removed by selectively applying noise reduction filter.
But just a perfect picture. Among the very best ever seen taken from a Lycaenid!
Thank you! Peter

It's really the best your picture!
Excellent colours and sharpness. Good composition and nice backround. Thanks for sharing


Hi, Emin.
Nice shot. Good sharpness and exposure. Well composed.


I like the way you used the noon sunlight to bring out the details of the wings.

Murali Santhanam

Hello Emin,
Very good picture!
I think this is Plebeius pyalon (Zephyr Blue).
TFS Harm

Hi Emin,

This is a fantastic shot of this butterfly. Good composition, in focus, sharp, nice DOF and BG. Well done.


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