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SOOTY COOPER - open wings

SOOTY COOPER - open wings
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/16, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-30 10:44
Viewed: 2439
Points: 50
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Europe.

The Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Europe.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaeides
Genus: Lycaena
Species: L. tityrus
Binomial name
Lycaena tityrus

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  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2011-07-30 10:48]

Like a fairytale with character and soul indeed, Marius! I admire your talent! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hallo Marius
Wow, what a marvelous image you got here. Very sharp and clear. Gorgeous details. Just perfect exposure. The natural sunlight is great as it brightens up everything in the image to the best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Marius Friend,
I do not know ID, but seems to have wings made with fur of snow leopard! :)
What a beautiful image! ... Really a postcard! ... Congratulations ... This is a perfect close-up butterfly!
Regards, TFS

A wonderful image, great detail and good lighting.
The butterfly is a Lycaenid, possibly genus Maculinea. regards yiannis

Hi Marius,
Wonderful butterfly! Great picture!
Suave and beautiful colors; very good POV and framing.
Well done!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-07-30 11:52]

Hello Marius,
This is a fabulous capture of the Sooty Copper - Lycaena tityrus! Impressive sharpness, light and colours against the beautiful background! Very well done!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Maurizio,

what an good pov and sharp image from an unknow butterfly for me.
Fine colors.


Ciao Marius. Excellent sharp and amazing transparecies for the male of Lycaena tityrus with so strange colours. Great compo.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-30 12:19]

Hi Marius,my neighbor today.
Beautiful macro with this small butterfly. Around my house I see a lot L.tytirus, but they are brown. Your capture is great. Composition and POV are wonderful. Impressive sharp details and amazing colors. Thanks for sharing.
Regards Milos

Ciao Marius, great macro of this little butterfly with open wings, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Buna Marius,
Frumoasa ca de obicei- totul pare a fi perfect.
Numai bine,

Hi Marius,

Excellent exhibit of this Sooty Cooper my good friend, Splendid colour and saturation, beautiful composition with commendable foresight into a fabulous picture, awesome compilation Marius and well done,
Best regards,


Hello Marius,
A very nice captured of this butterfly, outstanding details sharpness, excellent point of view and great composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-30 14:41]

Hello Marius,
a very good macro shot of this very beautiful butterfly with open wings,nice colors and excellent POV.
Have a nice day!...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-30 15:30]

Hi Marius,it's always difficult to take a little lycaena whit the open wings and whit this magnificent sharpness.Great work another time,this specie is very common in my country and it's nice to see the romanian sister..ehehe...Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Great photo Marius. The sharpness is impressive. The BG, the colours and the lightning are fantastic. Very interesting species too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-31 1:22]

Hello Marius,
A photo in superb quality. Clarity, colours, sharpness, details, composition, POV and DOF are all brilliant. What a beauty!

so wonderful picture, great macro!
regards Nasos

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-31 1:57]

Hello Marius.
Great shot as always and an excellent macro shot.The composition is great,
great POV details and colors.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Marius,
a very beautiful image of the Sooty Copper taken from an excellent point of view, fine details and beauiful colours, fantastic composition
Best regards

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-31 2:51]

Hello Marius,
Although this species have modest colours but view is wonderful. Razor sharpness, colours and pattern on wings are remarkable.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Marius,
fine capture of this lovely butterfly with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I especially like the beautiful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hi Marius,
Great sharpness and many details. Excellent.
Perfect point of view. Great composition. Really amazing colours. Great light!
Have a nice Sunday,

hello Marius
very good sharpness and great details
the pose and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Gran elegancia y técnica en este soberbio trabajo Marius.
Efectiva toma zenital con una luz y encuadre excelentes.
Saludos y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

Marius, this is an outstanding shot of this butterfly. Also great bokeh. The sharpness and the detail is just great. Thanks so much for commenting on my 'Golden Fog' photo.Have a great week, Bill

Hello Marius,
Another perfect capture from you taken from a very good low POV with eye contact. Beautiful natural colours, outstanding sharpness and details. Well done!

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