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Lycaena thersamon 2

Lycaena thersamon 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-18 7:53
Viewed: 2775
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycaena thersamon (Esper, 1784) (synonym Thersamonia thersamon)
Lesser Fiery Copper

Lycaena thersamon is a small butterfly of the family Lycaenidae with a wingspan of 25-35 mm.

It is a species of South-East Europe and Western Asia with a range from Italy to Iraq.

In Cyprus it is a locally common species in the lowland areas. It is less common at intermediate elevations and is absent from the higher peaks.
The larval host-plant in Cyprus is Polygonum equisetiforme, a common plant of the Polygonaceae family.
Lycaena thersamon is on the wing from March until the beginning of December in four successive, overlapping generations.

The butterfly in the photo is feeding on the tiny flowers of Polygonum equisetiforme its larval host-plant

nasokoun, Dis. Ac., maaciejka, marius-secan, siggi, maurydv, CeltickRanger, joska, paolo49, anel, vanda has marked this note useful
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καλησπέρα σημερινε γείτονα, εξαιρετική μακρο φωτό, χρώματα ευκρίνεια κάδρο, αν είσαι παθιασμένος με αυτό το είδος φωτό υπάρχει λόγος!

Hello Christodoulos,

Very nice macro image from this little butterfly with good pov, sharpness and blurred bg.
fine natural colors.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-18 8:39]

Amazing details you achieved with 50mm lens, so close to the butterfly, beautiful species and fine composition. tfs.

hello Christo
again a super sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
very nice pose and good light
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos,
very nice photo - perfect sharpness and amazing colours. Excellent composition and point of view.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi chris,

Today i've also posted a butterfly from same family.
You've captured this with great composition & fine clarity.
Welldone & TFS.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-18 9:34]

What a beautiful macro and what a impressive quality,another fantastic close-up taken at the best,birds ,flowers or butterflies in your gallery are always perfects....my great compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
Lovely butterfly. As usual a fantastic composition with perfect exposure, very nice natural colors and excellent sharp details.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-18 10:26]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent capture of this small and beautiful butterfly, nice pov, well composed shot,liked the colours and the contrast,very good details.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of fantastic litle butterfly, excellent sharpness, fine details and splendid bright colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Christodoulos. Faboulouse shot in top details and sharp. Magnificent natural colours. An lovely compo too.


Hallo Christodoulos,
a superb macro shot of Lesser Fiery Copper, outstanding sharpness, brilliant colours. excellent from all aspect
Have a good weekend
Ciao maurizio

hello Christodoulos

excellent composition of this butterfly with
very fine POV vertical framing and the way the
butterfly with the flowers are framed in the image,
great focus sharpness and details,
beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-18 22:02]

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this Lycaena thersamon, perfect focus, natural colors and fine details, TFS!

Hello Christodoulos,

Very impressive details in this first class macro!
The silky-crisp texture in the wings leaves a most natural feeling, and the colours are rich and vivid...
Good point of view, a pleasant composition!

Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-02-19 5:49]

Hello Christodoulos,
A perfect picture again. An interesting species of Lycaenidae too. The southern light you have in Cyprus really makes every animal and plant look gorgeous, and you know how to deal with it! Bravo again.
Kind regards

so simple and so beautiful, TFS Ori

Hi Chris - a very good POV with excellent sharpness and color. TFS

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-19 9:40]

Hi Christodoulos!
A wonderful composition with a marvellous BG!
Great harmony of colours. Superb sharpness and fine details.
Very well done: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Splendid composition of a beautiful subject. regards yiannis

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-19 21:32]

Hello Christodoulos,
very special shot of this excellent view. Very sharp and clear picture. The dark background render a good contrast.
I like the pattern and the colours of the wings. The hairy body is well shown too.
An amazing capture.


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