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Van Blue

Van  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: 2013-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-13 7:00
Viewed: 1680
Points: 24
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* * First time on TrekNature * * *
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Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) vanensis, (de Lesse, 1957 )
Van Blue

Turkish Name: Çokgözlü Ağrı Mavisi Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Eastern Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: The Caucasus, Western Iran and Iraq.

Living Area: Dry thorn-bush steppe-like biotopes from 1,000 to 2,800 metres.

Flight time: A single generation. Late July to late-August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Onobrychis cornuta plants are fed with.

Description-Notes: Type Locality, "Turkey (Doğubayazıt, Van). Described in 1957. A rare butterfly. This type is very similar in appearance Polyommatus phyllis . Caterpillars overwinter in the first and second age.

Wingspan: 28-32 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Iranian Blue - Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) phyllis, (Christoph, 1877)


1. Trakel’s: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey - Van Blue
2. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Van Blue
3. Babochki-kavkaza’s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - Van Blue


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Merhaba Seyfi,
Congratulations not only for the beautiful photo, but also for sharing this species on TrekNature the 1st time. Wonderful color gamut, good sharpness, perfect lights and most of all pleasant compositions are the trademarks here. Majestic image. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-13 9:11]

Hi Seyfi,a fisrt time is always a great satisfaction!! Magnificent polyomatus never seen before,great capture made in the usual top quality,very useful post!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

hallo Seyfi
great shot of this beauty
good details and good sharpness
the colours and light are also very good
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-12-13 18:47]

Hello Seyfi,
What a gorgeous image of this pretty little blue. You have done a fine job of photographing it's beautiful features and colors. Excellent detail and perfectly exposed. The composition is very eyecatching and the colorful BG helps to enhance the attractive butterfly. Great job!!

Hello Seyfi - Another splendid presentation with useful NOTE. Well managed BG as usual. Excellent details and colour with well sharpness. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice Sunday - Srikumar

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-12-13 22:22]

vanlı güzelin harika karesi Seyfi bey,kutlarım,selamlar..

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-12-13 23:34]

Geia sou Seyfi

Excellent image of this very beautiful lycaenid, very good sharpness, very fine details, nice lighting, very nice blurring BG, very nice composition.



Merhaba Seyfi,
congrats for a new spieces on TN, I thought we had seen all blues by know so its nice to see a new one.
The whole butterfly is very good focus and stand out well from the blurry BG.
Well exposed but I'm not sure about the WB.
Well done.

Good evening Seyfi,
Gorgeous photograph. Very interesting this species presented for the first time on TN. Excellent details as usual.
Çok iyi yakalanan büyük yakalamak olduğunu. Bu fotoğraf makinesi Nikon D800E Çok iyi iş.

FANTASTIC IMAGE with great details and sharpness and beautiful color.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-12-24 3:12]

Hi Seyfi,
It's simply fantastic.
Gorgeous light,amazing colours and details with nicely background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Seyfi

Congratulations for this first time on TrekNature,
excellent macro of this butterfly, with fine POV and framing,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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