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Small Copper

Small Copper
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-14 8:45
Viewed: 2337
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Small Copper is a fast flying butterfly that, once settled, is unmistakable with its bright copper-coloured forewings. It is a widespread species and a familiar and welcome sight for many naturalists throughout the summer months.This sun-loving butterfly is often found resting on the ground, vegetation or flowers, as it absorbs the sunís rays. Males establish small territories and fly up to intercept any passing insect in the hope of intercepting a passing female. When egg-laying, females are easy to distinguish from males, as they fly low across the ground searching for suitable foodplants on which to lay. Both sexes roost head down on grass stems.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-14 8:47]

Hi Les,beautiful capture of today of the small copper,one of the last butterflies leaving the fields at the end of season.Magnificent capture whit a total sharpness,not easy whit this wings position.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Les,
very nice photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Amazing vivid colours. Very good sharpness and details.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Les,

Lovely presentation of this Small Copper. The hues are extremely pure & in admirable contrast to the textured & rocky background. Impressive focus & beautiful light conditions as well. The splash of greenery works very well too! Well taken!



Ciao Les, don't easy capture so well Small Copper with open wings, superb sharpness, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Les
this is a beauty with good details and nice pose
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Always pleasing to see this beautiful butterfly.
Excellent point of view and detail. A lovely composition. regards yiannis

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-14 14:32]

Slav Les,
What a beautiful butterfly in amazing colors and light.Great sharpness and a very fine POV...
Have a nice day!...

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