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Mountain Alcon Blue

Mountain Alcon Blue
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 817 W: 0 N: 2401] (10576)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-12 9:04
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Altitude: 1975 meters.
Maculinea rebeli,(Hirschke,1904)
Mountain Alcon Blue/ Navy Argus

Turkish Name: Rebel’in Korubeni Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: The north eastern region of Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: Scandinavia, Central Europe, Southern Europe, Caucasus region, West Asia, Central Asia, North Asia.

Living Area: 1000-2000 meters altitude plots. Openings in the forest, bush areas.

Flight time: A single generation. May-June-July.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Gentiana asclepiadea and G. cruciata feeds.

Description-Notes: A small butterfly. Male butterflies wings are dark blue top has a narrow black edging strip. Wing six brown-red, beige blue. Female butterflies wing top, basal area brown to blue. Most of the time, black spots can be found on the front wing. Is very difficult or even impossible to distinguish alcon'dan Maculinea. A controversial species. 1000 meters below the first, "Maculinea alcon". 1000 meters above the first, "Maculinea Rebeli" is considered as. Larvae, ants moved into the slot by. Larvae, "queen ant" sounds similar to the sound issued for interest, to provide some form of protection is also reported.

Wingspan: 32-36 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Alcon Blue - Phengaris alcon, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
• Large Blue – Phengaris arion (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Scarce Large Blue – Phengaris teleius, (Bergsträsser, 1779)


1. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Mountain Alcon Blue
2. Moths and Butterflies : Europe and North Africa - Mountain Alcon Blue
3. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Mountain Alcon Blue
4. Guy Padfield's : European Butterfly Page - Mountain Alcon Blue
5. EuroButterflies : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Mountain Alcon Blue



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hello Seyfi,
wonderful picture this Mountain Alcon Blue with full of its beauty.
great picture with perfect sharpness and optimum colour and contrast.
best wishes,

Hello Seyfi,
Masterpiece photograph of this beautiful butterfly, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

Ciao Seyfi.
Complimenti per gli ottimi dettagli di questa foto,eccellente nitidezza de ottimi colori stupenda la composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6300 W: 89 N: 15433] (64610)
  • [2012-12-12 10:37]

Hi Seyfi,a very rare guest of the Tn gallery,magnificent lycaena and spectacular capture whit the best quality of details and colors as possible,great contrast whit the blurred green background.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Salam Seyfi,
An excellent macro with fine colors, details & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. Nice work & TFS. Best Salam & wishes!


Hi Seyfi,
amazing photo. A lot of details. I love this green colour.
Thanks for sharing

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

Hello Seyfi
A perfect photo of this butterfly. Excellent detail, background and focus.
regards yiannis

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5117 W: 166 N: 13094] (48975)
  • [2012-12-13 2:21]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic sharp detailed macro in splendid bright colours. Taken from a very good POV. Great composition with a nice blurry background.

Merhaba Seyfi
Another beauty.Superb composition,wonderful colours and light and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

hello Seyfi
great sharpness composition with good details and nice BG
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-13 7:51]

Fine image of this beautiful blue, its interesting to note the leaf where it is perched. tfs.

Hallo Seyfi
These tiny butterflies looks a lot alike in many ways and I thought this was the same as in your previous posting, but they are not. No matter how exact some of their features are, you manage to photograph and present each of them in a special way, this Mountain Alcon Blue no exception. It is always a pleasure to stop by your postings as it is not only the picture that is great but the note too. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-14 4:55]

Hello Seyfi
Beautiful closed up.Excellent point of view and well composed image.Colours are beautiful and the green of your background is outstanding.As usual sharp image with amasing details
TFS Michel

Hello Seyfi,
Another marvelous composition. Wonderful photo with this very interesting butterfly specie. Perfect photo taken from a good POV. Splendid light......the details are fantastic. The POV is very good chosen.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Seyfi

Beautiful macro of this butterfly, with fine POV
and framing, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Seyfi,

You're capturing well this butterfly by a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the butterfly which has a black spot pattern in brown feather. It's interesting that this is stopping at the tip of leaf. And, it's good at the contrast of this target and blurred background.

Kind regards,

  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-16 11:25]

Hello Seyfi.
Wonderful picture of this butterfly.Very nice composition and superb details.Very nice sharpness too.Regards Siggi

Ciao Seyfi. Razor details perfect sharp with magnificent colours against the brilliant BG.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-17 15:32]

Salam and merhaba Seyfi
such a ovely butterfly with high definition of sharpness.
The little blue on the thorax is very pretty and lovely.
Excellent shallow depth giving and marvellous view.


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