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Lycaena helle

Lycaena helle
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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: 2012-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-15 12:42
Viewed: 2762
Points: 6
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Violet Copper (Lycaena helle )

The violet copper is a widely distributed but very local butterfly, whose wetland habitat is increasingly under threat. A fresh male cannot really be mistaken for anything else, though I have known people mistake particularly bright sooty coppers for violet coppers. The female has different markings but both sexes share the row of white chevrons on the underside, making the species easily distinguishable at all times if the underside can be seen.

Made with today late afternoon picture, on boggy meadows near locality Fasty on Podlasie.

Name in different languages:

AT Violet Copper
BE Blauwe vuurvlinder
CZ Ohniváček rdesnový
EE Violetjas kuldtiib
FI Luhtakultasiipi
FR Cuivré de la Bistorte
NL Blauwe vuurvlinder
IE Violet Copper
LU Blauwe vuurvlinder
LV Zaigojošais zeltainitis
DE Violet Copper
NO Fiolett gullvinge
PL Czerwończyk fioletek
SK Ohniváčik hadovníkový
SE Violett guldvinge
UK Violet Copper

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Ciao Marx, gran bella coppia, bravo, ciao Silvio

Interesting species and Fantastic photo Marx! The composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!!

wonderful macro picture, excellent focus for this beautiful butterflies, congratulations Marx for the capture,

have a nice day,

ciao, tino

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  • Yassou (32)
  • [2012-05-16 1:42]

Hello Marx
Wonderful! Great colours and excellent sharpness!

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