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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-07 10:38
Viewed: 3964
Points: 24
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From Polish Red Book (LR) - Large Copper (Lycaena dispar).

I founded few members (males and females) of this specie in Lodz Botanic Garden. Looks like they've got small but stable population there. This is male.

The Large Copper (Lycaena dispar) is a European butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. The British subspecies of this butterfly (dispar) has been extinct for over 144 years (since 1864). Most of our knowledge of its life cycle and ecology comes from studies of the similar subspecies (batavus or batava) found in The Netherlands. The species can be identified by the silvery hindwing undersides, from the large specimens of the related, more common, drier habitat species Lycaena virgaureae and Lycaena hippothoe.

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To PeterZ: Oranjered45 1 07-07 11:13
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Hi Grzegorz
This is a great shot of this beautiful Lycaena dispar!
Details and colors are great!
Congratulation for this beauty!

Hallo Grzegorz,
a very beautiful macro shot of this splendid and rare butterfly, very good sharpness and fantastic colours, a very nice close composition
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-07 11:02]
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Hello Greg,
Another very beautiful photo in fantastic contrasting colours. Orange is a lovely colour these days in Holland. Excellent sharpness, details and composition. Beautiful OOF BG.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-07-07 11:23]

Hi Greg

Another great finding of yours from that Botanical Garden that seems to contain loads of cool animals of all kinds.
This is a lovely shot of this Lycaena dispar in this very good natural lighting and presented from a great, side POV.
The details are pin sharp and the DOF you chose is spot-on to find a great balance between focus on the whole butterfly and smooth BG.
Overall, a top post from you, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-07 11:23]

Hello Greg,
A great capture of the male of this Red-listed species, the large Copper. Amazing that you have them in your local botanical gdns.
Excellent almost total sharp capture from a nice POV that show the feaures of both surfaces of the wings with fine natural colurs against a good clean BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-07-07 11:35]

Hello Grzegorz,
Very beautiful image of this colourful beauty with splendid light,sharpness and contrast.Great POV.

Hi Grzegorz,
Another treasure of the Lodz Botanic Garden! Very nice capture with fantastic colours. Congratulations!

hello my friend, perfect job every day from you, thanks a lot...
kind regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-07 20:54]

Very nice colors and details, excellent sharpness and composition, TFS!

Hello Grzegorz!
Great macro with perfect sharpness and details, beautiful, warm, excellently contrasting colors. The composition is also outstanding!

Hallo Greg
This is first class photography. It is indeed super sharp and all the detail is well seen and portrayed. A super macro with great colours and awesome detail. The hairy body and the tips on the paws is just so gorgeous. This is a stunning and most colourful image. It has summer written all over it, something we miss here in South Africa as we are currently in our winter season. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Cześć :)

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