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Male Millet Skipper


Male Millet Skipper
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 3 N: 3088] (10784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-24
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Arthropods from the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-03 2:32
Viewed: 1740
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pelopidas thrax (=Parnara thrax) (Millet Skipper) [in Turk. Beyaz Çilli Kara Zıpzıp] (A Male)

Dear Friends, approx. a week ago I have upoladed a beautiful female skipper shot on the flowers of Dittrichia viscosa from Cyprus during my last trip to there Today again same species but this time “a handsome male one”:) from the same location, Geçitköy (=Panagria), Kyrenia. Hoping you can like this!

TFL!
Cheers,


Bayram

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A medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of 35-45 mm. The upperside ground colour of the male is brown with shiny white discal and postdiscal marks. The underside ground colour is light brown, The markings are similar to those on the upperside. The female is larger than the male and has a lighter-coloured underside. The markings are similar to those of the male but larger.

It is a species of the eastern Mediterranean, Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and the Far East. The adult butterflies begin to emerge at the end of April and are on the wing until November with two or three generations. There is a marked increase in numbers during autumn. As Pelopidas thrax is a known migratory species this increase might be due to migrations from the Middle East or from Africa. Overwinters as a larva in a hibernaculum formed by joining together the two edges of a host-plant leaf - in Cyprus was seen on Oryzopsis miliacea (Rice Millet). The larval host-plants are various species of the Poaceae family. In Cyprus, P. thrax has been observed laying on Oryzopsis miliacea.

A locally common butterfly that inhabits lowland areas. Recorded on agricultural land, roadside verges, reed beds and dry drainage channels from sea level to 500 m. It is much more common in coastal areas and is very rarely recorded from areas higher than 300 m. Large numbers have been found in the Akrotiri reed beds and around the salt lake. Also seen near Mandria (Pafos) on the borders of fields. During my trip I also found it around the river bed of the Geçitköy Lakelet covered with Dittrichia viscosa in large numbers. Flies low and fast and feeds from a variety of flowers. In spring the adult butterflies are attracted to the flowers of Onopordum cyprium and in autumn to Heliotropium hirsutissimum and Dittrichia viscosa.

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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Merhaba Bayram Hocam,
Yine seçkin ve dikkat çekici bir makro çalışmaya imza atmışsınız.Elinize sağlık.
Selamlarımla..

hAyAti

Bayram Hocam merhaba
Harika bir makro
Detaylar süper
Yeni makinam geldi makrolara başlıyorum ben de
İyi çalışmalar
Burak

Merhabalar Bayram Bey,
bu zıpzıpı bir yerlerden gözüm ısırıyor;)
tanıştık sanırım daha önce,
nefis ışık altında harika detaylar,
ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık,
selamlar,
Taner

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 7] (44)
  • [2008-11-03 7:04]

Çok güzel bir erkek çilli zıpzıp makrosu olmuş hocam. Detaylar ve arka fon çok iyi.
Elinize sağlık.
Mehmet

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-11-03 7:16]

Merhaba Bayram bey..
mükemmel bir macro çalışması olmuş, renk,ışık ve netlik harika...eline sağlık, güzel birpaylaşım...selamlar

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-11-03 7:23]

Hello Bayram, another fantastic macro. Great subject, great technique! Well done my friend, thanks!

Mario

Merhaba Bayram,
Kadraj, renk ve detayları ile çok güzel bir macro.
doğal renkler ve netlik harika olmuş.Ellerine saglık.
selamlar
H.Ayhan

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-11-03 9:26]

Hello Bayram!
Wonderful, magnificent, beautiful macro and picture!
Fantastic effect and photo!
Greetings.
Barbara

Merhaba Bayram bey,
Çilli de güzel poz vermiş!!...
Muhteşem bir macro ve detayları...
Odaklama ve netlik mükemmel.
Selam,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Bayram,
An excellent macro of this colorfull skipper,good details,colors and dof,well done and tfs

Siegfried

Merhaba Bayram, superb macro with lovely skipper and beautiful flowers, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Selam Bayram Hoca,
Yine çok net olarak fotoğraflanmış alımlı bir kelebek. Yine doğal çevresi ile bierlikte. Temiz bir kare. Benim görüşüme göre, alt kısımdan daha fazla olmak üzere iki taraflı kroplansa kompozisyon daha iyi göz doldurabilir.
Teşekkürler bu güzellik için
Selahattin E

Merhaba my dear friend,

Another excellent macro.
The focus is perfect, the colors are very nice.
The blurred background is very good.
Congratulations and TFS
Selamlar
Sergio

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-11-03 14:34]

Merhaba Bayram bey,
nefis dataylarıyla nefis bir macro.Açıklamalarda ...Tebrik ve teşekkürler.Necla.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-11-03 19:07]

nice macro
TFS

Merhaba Bayram Bey,harika uygulanmış bir alan derinliği,müthiş bir kompozisyon.Detaylar çok güzel,ustaca bir çekim yani,ellerinize sağlık,selamlar :)

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-11-09 12:45]

Hola amigo,
immaculate macro,
Fine pov, pose and details ...
excellent lighting and color.
saludos Bay.

hello Bayram,

beautiful pov and macro shot here.. wonderful composition showing the sharp detail of the butterfly.. good work again..

regards, terry

Hi Bayram,

Again a beautiful details of the shot. So sharp and the silenced background makes the image really pop.

Best regards,
Jusni

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-07-04 5:24]

Salam Bayram
Beautiful shot. Great micro with detail and sharpness with beautiful color.Nice lighting and background.
Tin Soe

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