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Purple-shot Copper, male

Purple-shot Copper, male
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lycaenidae Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 3:53
Viewed: 4244
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
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Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg 1775)

Common Name.

Czerwonczyk zamgleniec (PL)
Le Cuivré flamboyant (F)
Manto de purpuro (E)
Purppurakultasiipi (FIN)
Siniläik-kuldtiib (EST)
Stor violett guldvinge (S)
Purple-shot Copper (GB)
Violet ildfugl (DK)
Violetter Feuerfalter (D)
Violette vuurvlinder (NL)

Identification. The coloring of the males and the females is very different, i.e. the sexual dimorphism is very strong. The top sides of the wings are red-gold with black spots. The males fluoresce purple, while the females' top side is brown, also with black spots. The rear wings have submarginal spots. Can be confused with the Purple Edged Copper, L. hippothoe. The post discal arc of spots on latter species is smoothly curving. In alciphron it these spots are grouped in pairs and are not aligned.

Other Information. See here (Photo by Peter Roos)

I show the female tomorrow

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Hi Marcello
very good shot of beautiful butterfly. Great sharpness, unusual, little bit strange POV and god note
Best wishes

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-30 4:13]

che bella,sei riuscito a mostrare nitidamente anche la peluria azzurra centrale,il solito capolavoro,ciao Luciano

Hello Marcello,

Beautiful shot. Good POV and DOF. Light is good also and the colours are very nice.
Well done,

Splendida Marcello, meravigliosa la messa a fuoco, bellissimi i colori, eccellente la nitidezza, perfetta macro di una bella farfalla, bravo, ciao Silvio

hello marcello,
beautiful butterfly shot, you got this small butterfly with open wings, lovely pov, nicely saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Sorprendente por su belleza como muchas de tus tomas Marcello. Es sorprendente la veriedad de estas Lycaenas en colores.
Buen fin de semana.

J. Ignasi

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-30 6:57]

What a lovely capture, Marcello!!
I love the color and pattern of this beautiful Lycaena.
Magnificent shot!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-30 8:07]

Hello Marcello,
Splendid shot of this beautiful Copper which I'd love to see. Excellent exposure, sharp details and beautiful colours. I like the diagonal composition too.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-30 8:40]

Ciao Marcello,
Superb capture of a male L. alciphron with fine pose, sharpness, POV, composition and contrasting leaf BG. A fine and detailed shot.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-30 8:43]

Hi Marcello.
Amazing picture. Fantastic reproduction of the colours, texture and all other details of the beautiful butterfly and leaf. I like upper POV and great DOF. Bravo. Excellent job.

Hi Marcello,
this is it! it will become a classic. There is not much to comment. What makes the butterfly so special is the way the sunlight strikes. My heartfelt congratulations for this beautiful and razor sharp portrait of a species not often seen. Thanks for sharing.
My best regards

Hi Marcello
Beautiful picture of beautiful butterfly.
Nice composition and good colours. Sharpness is also well.
The only one thing I would change is the position of the butterfly. I would prefer to have its head in the direction to upper left corner. But it doesn't change that the picture is well done.
Thanks for sharing

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-30 12:18]

Buongiorno Marcello,
a superb picture of alciphron excellently demonstrating its beauty. Colours, light, focus, sharpness, point of view and composition (did I forget any aspect?) are perfect!
Have a nice evening, Peter

Ciao Marcello
Great capture of this wonderful butterfly!
Excellent sharpness and colors.
Very good POV and luminosity.
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Well done!
Best wishes,
José Roberto

Hi Marcello,
brilliantly lighted, brilliantly made portrait of L. alciphron in all its exquisite beauty.
Marvellous capture with a very powerful and dynamical composition. Great.
Thank you! With best regards,

Hi Marcello,
A beautiful capture of this beautiful species of copper butterfly. Very nice details and excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-12-01 13:52]

Hello Marcello,
Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, lighting, sharpness and background.


Hi Marcello,
Beautiful picture and useful notes. Great clarity of the markings due to the POV and focus. An especially good reference shot, this will go into my favourites. Thanks.

ciao Marcello
impressionanti dettagli e ma essa a fuoco
ottimi i colori e il punto di ripresa

buona domenica sERGIO

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