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301th !

301th !
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-28 9:51
Viewed: 3370
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I just reach the 300th post yesterday and I didn’t know it. Thanks my friend Bayram for celebrating this milestone! I think this post is better for a celebration than the previous. Of course it is a common butterfly, but the bright warm colors are more appropriate to start the next 100 posts! Many thanks to all my TN friends for your critics, advices, encouragements. It help me a lot!

Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)
Family : Lycaenidae

The Small Copper, American Copper or the Common Copper is a common and widespread butterfly.
The upperside forewings are a bright orange with a dark outside edge border and with eight or nine black spots. The hindwings are dark with an orange border.
It is widespread and common across Europe, Asia and North America, and also found in North Africa south through Ethiopia.
It is found in a wide variety range of habitats from chalk downlands, heathland, woodland clearings to churchyards and waste ground in cities.
In bright sun it is a very active little butterfly with the males setting up small territories which they will defend vigorously against rival males or indeed any unlucky passing insect.
There are between two and three broods a year, fewer further north. In exceptionally good years, a fourth brood sometimes occurs in the south and adults can still be seen flying into November. The species overwinters as a caterpillar. (Wikipedia)

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To roges: Merci!CatherineD 1 09-28 10:42
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hello Catherine
Congratulations with the 301 post on TN
i hope you send many of the good and beautiful picture on TN
great shot you have now
great sharpness and beautiful colours on a good composition
so good light
great shot
greeting lou

What a journey its been!
This shot is simply superb, the beautiful earthy colours and the sharp details of the subject!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-28 10:06]

Hi Catherine. Mayi say a big congratulations to you . I always enjoy your pictures. This is a beauty today. You have taken this Small Copper with such sharp focusing and fine detail. You have warm colours against the plain BG. well done TFS.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-09-28 10:16]

superb picture, great sharpness in it. nice compo too.
congrats on your 301. keep it coming

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-28 10:26]

Hello Catherine,
Number 301 is even better than 300, so congratulations. The sharpness and details are really perfect. Beautiful colours and close POV. Superb contrasting BG, DOF and composition.

Hi Catherine
Congratulations! 300th (301) photo. Your galler have top quality and you showed us top quality shot as you 300th post. Razor shar image with great blured background, perfect exposure and beautiful, natural colors
Best wishes

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-28 10:38]
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Bonsoir Catherine,

Excellente macro. Félicitations pour l'anniversaire de ce «petit»! Nous voulons que le plus grand nombre de belles images et commentaires agréable.
J'espère que cela ne vous dérange pas que je ajouté en tant que membre du groupe créé par moi. Si vous n'êtes pas d'accord s'il vous plaît écrivez-moi.
Une lumière semaines

  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-28 10:44]

Very nice macro, great BG colors and very fine details!

Gran profundidad y preciso enfoque. Interesante tratamiento de la luz. El acercamiento es precioso.

hello Catherine
Congratulations on your third milestones. I wish you many hundred posts here.
this is great capture and great selection to celebrate. sharp details, POV/OOF, exposure, lighting and composition with composite flower great. coloration also superb. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done

Hello Catherine, great shot with excellent colours and composition. Also congratulations!
TFS and regards,

Hello Catherine!
Congratulations because of 301th! :> I think it is even more important that no. 300! ;>
This one is really lovely photo - so clear, sharp, and colourful.
Great work, nothing more is necessary :>
All the best,

Hello Catherine,

This foto is as perfect as the painted lady.
Again a beautiful composition and perfectly sharp and very nice colors.


Hello Catherine,
Very good macro, sharp details, natural colours.
Well done!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-09-28 15:14]

Hello Catherine,
Amazing close-up shot of this pretty butterfly.
Details and composition are perfect. Congrats on your 300th posting!
TFS and G's,

Congrats Catherine. This one is also superb macro.
TFS and regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-09-28 15:26]

Hola Catherine.
Muchas felicidades por Tus 300 Fotos. Espero seguir disfrutando de nuchas otras mas.
Gran foto para celebrar. Exelente calidad, nitidez, iluminacion y bello fondo difuso.
Muy buena la nota escrita.
Saludos cordiales

Hello Catherine,
Superb capture of this Lycaena phlaeas, excellent colors, sharpnees & very fine details.
TFS Regards. Ferran

Hi Catherine,

Once more: "Congratulations MF! An amazing macro capture of this beauty from nice lateral POV with immaculate sharpness, details and fine composition. Nice selection to celebrate this great milestone!
TFS and cheers,


Hello Catherine,

An outstanding macro with superb coloration, sharpness & very fine details. Excellent POV, pose & BG.

Very nicely done & TFS.

Best Wishes


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-29 0:59]

Hello Carherine,
Congratulations 300th post I hope that we will see a lot of yours beautiful photos and this like for me with such warm colours and very nice BG.
Regards, Pawel

Hy Catherine and warm congratulations for this number. You celebrate with a very good picture, a small butterfly taken with sharp details, in warm colors.
All the best, Oana

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-09-29 9:41]

Hello Catherine,
Congratulations on your 301st post!! It is hard to keep up as time flies by! Excellent close view of the Small Copper showing details and colours very nicely and I like its pose on the flower. A fine composition too!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Catherine, congratulations for the 301th too:), fantastic macro of lovely little buttterfly, wonderful light, great natural colors, supoerb blurry BG and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Catherine,
félicitations pour cette remarquable étape; une fantastique photo de ce papillon pris avec très bonne netteté, magnifiques tons chauds, la composition est très agréable.
Merci et félicitations
Bonne journée

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-02 2:43]

Hi Catherine,
a stunning shot in excellent sharpness. The details are so awesome and the beauty is well shown from your lovely composition.


Ciao Catherine. I'm late to admire this detailed and focused clar taken and to congratulate for your 301th. Great light and amazing BG. Sorry and TFS.


Extremely good picture of the butterfly. Its really sharp and the dof is perfect. The colors are also really nice.

I see nothing that you could have dine better.


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