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Scarce Copper

Scarce Copper
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-25 3:04
Viewed: 3332
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycaena virgaureae - family Lycaenidae.

One of the most beautifull Coppers in Europe.
The picture presents the male. It's not very large - the wingspan is about 35 mm. The adults starts fly at the end of June and are available to the begin of August.
Butterflies flies in hot summer days. It's very easy to nitice them - the colours of the wings are very good visible.

Another picture of this specie you can find here.

Small, green caterpilars can be found on many Rumex plants.

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Hi Chris,
it's a beautiful arrangement, I like the brilliant colours so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-25 3:51]

Very good photo of this Lycaenidae Chris!
Very nice POV!
Very good on colours!
Good DOF and details!
Very good BG!

hi chris
magnifique papillon rouge avec des contours bien dessinés. très beau travail

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-05-25 5:23]

Hi Chris,

This is a great photo. The combination of white, orange and the green of the background make this photo very special. Also light and sharpness are impressing.


Hi Chris
Nice shot of this LycaenidaGreat colors light and BG

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  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-05-25 7:54]

bonjour Chris
très belle photo
bonne capture et bon details

Hello cris, excllent details, BG, POV, DOF, perfct JOB, TFS Kyle

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-05-25 10:06]

Hello Chris,
Very nice colourfull butterfly, great POV and sharpness.

Hello Chris,
I thinks these are one of the most beautiful butterflies in Europe! Great colours of this picture, I like the POV and framing as well.

Hello Chris,
This is a beautiful shot! Great pov and framing! I also saw very little bug on the left flower. Little one beatifully captured also. It's really amazing! I'm impressed that focusing, sharpness are spot on that one also! Exceptional shot.

Good photo and you are right about beauty of this butterfly.

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2006-05-25 16:27]

Udana fotka! Nawet bardzo. Przepiekny okaz. Ostro, swietne kolory + detale i w bonusie maly zuczek na drugim planie ;)

Hi Chris,
very good capture of that little jewel.
Details are excellent, and so are the colours on the butterfly. The overexposed white blossoms at the upper right corner might be treated with some dark spray paint put on at high transparency. The equally sharply focused little beetle is a charming adder.
Thanks, and best regards,


Bardzo dobre!
Świetna jakosc, ostrosc i nasycenie koloru.
Doskonala expozycja - piekne swiatlo.
Podoba sie bardzo.
Gratuluje i podziwiam!


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2006-05-30 6:33]

Zdravo Chris!
Extraordinary picture.
Cograts and thanks.
With best wishes,

Bonsoir Chris,
Une belle galerie de papillons...j'aime bien la couleur de celui-ci et la composition de la photo.
amitiés JM

Another excellent sample from your wonderful butterfly "collection"! Great composition and superb colors. Sharpness and DOF also are very good. It's a pleasure to look at your colorful butterfly pictures. Outstanding job! TFS!


Hi chris,

Words are spoken less as the picture u have captured speaks everything , the details , composition , sharpness well i cant think of anything other than just to say picture perfect like the old sayings. Love this pic.

Thanks for sharing this beauty ,


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