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Lycaena hippothoe eurydame

Lycaena hippothoe eurydame
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-12 7:51
Viewed: 3305
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Purple-edged Copper
Kleiner Ampferfeuerfalter
Cuivré écarlate

Family: Lycaenidae
Distribution: European Alps, 1500-2500m altitude
Habitat: Humid mountain meadows
Flighttime: July to Mid-September, one generation
Food plants: Polygonum bistorta and Rumex acetosa

This butterfly is a subspecies of Lycaena hippothoe. The male's wings lack the lilac-coloration of L. hippothoe. We can well see on the picture the white hairy aspect of its thorax and abdomen. This is a seldom butterfly and it is on the red list of many regions.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-09-12 8:07]
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Liebe Anne,
ich finde diese Art sehr attraktiv und von dir entsprechend dargestellt. Die Körperbehaarung ist haarscharf!
Das Licht ist perfekt. Ich mag den typischen Orangeverlauf auf dem rechten Vorderflügel. Dazu muss der Lichteinfall
genau richtig sein.
Die lilafarbene Form kenne ich aus den prä-Digitalzeiten. Sie ist herrlich anzusehen!
Schöne Grüße, Peter

P.S. Ich habe schon wieder Gebirgssehnsucht!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-12 8:32]

Hello Anne,
What a beauty! Very well saturated colours against the dark BG. Superb sharpness and details. Good DOF, POV and composition.

Ciao Anne, lovely lycaena on a wonderful flower, fantastic bright colors, wonderful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fine details. very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Anne a super good pose of this Beauty
great sharpness and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

I get the impression that this butterfly is aware of your presence and about ready to take off. It is the second copper I have see this morning. Not sure when I have last seen one. The image and notes are now making me well aware of it however.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-12 10:01]

Bonjour Anne,
C'est une superbe macro de le male de cette ssp alpin de L. hippothoe. Ses caractéristiques sont présentées avec une netteté exceptionnelle et des couleurs naturelles dans une composition agréable sur la fleur jaune composite.
Merci et bonne soirée ainsi qu'une fine semaine,

Hello Anne,
Wonderful capture with nice colours, excellent focus and sharpness.
The background is fantastic.

Hi Anne,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Purple-edged Copper butterfly. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Anne. Very good DOF and stunning detaisl in good sharp. Beautiful colours.


Bonsoir Anne,
Quel joli papillon! Tu as parfaitement saisi ses splendides couleurs et la composition est super, avec la prairie alpine en arrière-plan, des détails impressionnants. Bonne soirée,

Hello Anna
Congratulations for the beautiful pictures, great natural colors, good POV and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-12 14:31]

Mias quel parfait orange ma chere! Tu as menage' les couleurs vraiment au top,excellente qualite' aussi avec une nettete' et un focus tres tres magnifiques.Et puis c'est un papillon de ma famille preferee' aussi.Mes compliments et bonne semaine,LUCIANO

Hi Mother:)

Very impressive macro of this copper b-fly which is also new for me!
The details and colours are incredible. Very warm and effective lighting too. First class post!
TFS and have a nice night/week!


Hallo Anne
This image is definitely a sure sign of spring for me and it is great to see. It's a very sharp capture with excellent depth of field. The contrasts of bright colours is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing this very 'friendly' image. Best regards.

Salut Anne
C'est une photo toute en texture! On dirait que je peux presque la toucher!Les couleurs sont vives et bien saturées. Les détails superbes et la proximité impressionnante! l'exposition sont impeccables et la composition!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-15 21:56]

Hi Anne.
What a stunning macro shot. Reproduction of the tiniest details of the charming small butterfly is simply fantastic. I also like wonderful vivid colours of the shot, splendid BG and nice upper POV. My compliments and warm wishes.

Liebe Anne, nochmals,
ich will doch zeigen, dass ich Deine Bilder inspiziere :-) Bürchen ist ja ein unerschöpfliches Reservoir an Schmetterlingen. Dieser Feuerfalter ist Dir SEHR gut gelungen, mit dem Licht, der Komposition der passenden Blütenfarbe dazu usw usw. Kompliment, einmal mhr!
Beste Grüsse, Dieter

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-02 3:05]

Hello Anne,
very beautiful top shot and excellent sharpness of the subject. The details of the body is fully exposed, especially the hairs and the light enhances the beauty of this orange and bright subject.
Such an attractive and pleasant composition from you.


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