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Sooty copper - Lycaena tityrus

Sooty copper - Lycaena tityrus
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-02 14:07
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Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: April-October.

Size: 28-32mm

Altitude: 50-2500m

It flies from northern Spain across all of Europe to Poland and Greece except Scandinavia and the UK. It never seems to be very common but the individuals that are present are usually rather conspicuous, flying rapidly about and feeding avidly at flowers. Often they it in the centre of flowers without feeding, presumably this offers them a little more warmth but I would have thought at the expense of camouflage.

The males are indeed sooty - hardly any orange on the uppersides at all. The high alpine subspecies, subalpinus, looses all upperside orange even in the females.

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One of the greatest butterfly images I have ever seen, indeed Marx! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-03-02 15:10]

Hello Marx !
Your pic here is absolutely splendid, absolutely first class!
Amazing colors, amazing composition, sharpness, POV...Many congrats dear Marx! I agreed with my dear friend George: your photo is one of the greatest butterfly images I have ever seen in TN.
Best wishes from,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-03-03 5:12]

Hello Marx,
Again a superb picture. Bravo!!
Kind regards

hello Marx
great sharpness and nice details
the colours are beautyful
greeting lou

Hello Marx
Impressive photo! The POV, the composition, the colours, the BG and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-03 9:03]

Hello Marx,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly in splendid colours and excellent sharpness. Also a very beautiful BG. Great diagonal composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-03 22:41]

Beautiful image of lovely species with well spread wings showing the beauty of its colors and design, well captured. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-04 0:00]

Hallo Marx.
Swietna kompozycja kolorystyczna-podoba mi sie zr ten maly motylek ma zblizone kolory jak te roslinki w tle.Bardzo dobra ostrosc jednym slowem bardzo udane zdjecie.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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