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Small copper.

Small copper.
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Copyright: Sebastien Lucas (Esox) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F828, Sony close-up lens 58mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-05 13:01
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Small copper
Lycaena phlaeas L.

The higher face their wings is generally russet-red sharp with reflections gilded or purple bluish. Lycaena phlaeas, who measures only 22 to 27 mm of envergure, has very caracteristic colors : its anteriors wings russet-red are gilded above and mottled of black at the two sexes with a broad dark edge. The posterior wings are brown top, the russet-red one being confined with an edging on the posterior edge. We can find several ruffle these different by colouring, individuals of strong size and dark being frequently observed in summer.
Very common species. The imagoes can be seen from spring to automn into two or three generations which are superimposed. It is the caterpillar which hibernates. The butterfly fly overthe meadows, fields, are frequently posed on the ways, but we can also see them in the parks of the cities and on the mountain flowers at great altitude. The caterpillar is nourished on the small sorrel and the bistorte.
The species is known in all Europe, in North Africa, in the moderate areas of Asia to Japan, and in North America where it reaches the north of Canada, what makes some, in this country, the most northern butterfly.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To PDP: Great minds...Esox 1 08-06 13:54
To carper: The pose.Esox 2 08-05 13:25
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It's not my favorite pose Sebastien.
But you did it very good, sharpness in front on the legs on the wings, but even, You are missing a lot of great colours, when you made the composition this way. Your not eis exelent, Very good job

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-05 13:13]

A very striking POV here, very neat and sharp. Nice artwork on the frame too. However, this is much like shooting a bird wih a long bill full frontal. you lose some in the 3D department.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-05 14:01]
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Nice original pose. It makes a change to look at things from a different angle. Nice job you've done on this one. The detail is good and I like the symmetry which is broken by the legs. Well done.

PS Small copper: great minds think alike? :-)

I like the pose.
Good colors and good sharpness.
Very good note
Well done

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-05 14:46]

This an interesting angle and I like it. One hardly ever see this angle and loose touch with the frontal shape of the butterfly. Stunning image

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-05 15:12]

Otra espectacular imagen de una mariposa Sebastien.
Gran perspectiva y nitidez, hermosos colores y encuadre con una diagonal muy bonita.

Another spectacular image of a butterfly Sebastien.
Great perspective and clearness, beautiful colors and frame with a very pretty diagonal. Bravo!

I like this angle. It's true that you'd get more colours by taking a side view, but the head-on shows instead the fluffy body of the butterfly, which is so often obscured when looking from the side. Pity you couldn't get the antennae inside the DOF range, but that was probably asking too much ;-)

Very good picture with excellent sharpness, colours and quality, the focus just in the right spot, and you caught it from the front, great details.

enfin te voilà retrouve...superbe ouvrage toute en finesse par le soin de l'encadrement, le papillon en pleine merveille de regard,plus que génila la compo...je te tire mon chapeau...bravo...amities BI
et n'oublions pas la note plus que complete

tres jolie prsie doublée d'une note excellente.
cadrage original.
bien joué Sébastien

Excellent composition and presentation.
Thanks to you, I can see butterflies can still beautiful without showing their wings.

Sebastien, this is another great shot. But as with PDP i am really tired of giving good critiques to you.

So... I think the copper is way to hairy it makes him look like a wolly mammoth and the stripes on the antennae would look much better in polka dots. ;)

'nother great one. Keep 'em comming. ps. Love the POV

hi This is the best capture of an Insect , it seems your photography revolves purely on Insects...:) I love it...Great composition and presentation...

Very nice pose great shot

Greate POV and sharpness of the pic!

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