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small copper
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Copyright: aytul akel (lutya) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P3
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lycaenidae Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-07 11:48
Viewed: 3771
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
INSECTA-LEPIDOPTERA-LYCAENIDAE(Fam)
Lycaena phlaeas Linnaeus(Lat)
Benekli Bakır Kelebeği(Tur)
Small Copper(Eng)

The Small Copper or the Common Copper, Lycaena phlaeas. is a butterfly of the Lycaenids or Blues family.
The upperside forewings are a bright orange with a dark outside edge border and with eight or nine black spots. The hindwings are dark with an orange border. Some females also have a row of blue spots inside the orange border and are known as form caeruleopunctata The undersides are pattenered in a similar way but are paler. The black spots on the forewings are outlined in yellow and the dark colouring is replaced by a pale brownish, gray. The hindwings are the same brown/grey colour with small black dots and a narrow orange border. The larva varies in colour, usually green but sometimes with a purple stripe down the middle of the back and along each side.

In bright sun it is a very active little butterfly with the males setting up small territories which they will defend vigorously against rival males or indeed any unlucky passing insect. Even the shadow of a large bird passing overhead is enough to get him going. Females are pursued mercilessly and mating usually occurs low down in vegetation.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-07 12:00]

Hi Aytul. This is an excellent close up of this beautiful looking butterfly. the detail and colours are first class. you have captured the markings so well. a nice pOV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.
Nick..
Have a good weekend.

Hello Aytul,

This is a very fine, sharp image of the butterfly! The details of both the butterfly and the flower are exceptional! Lovely saturated colours and good notes!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

colorful, well composed, very sharp,well done
regards
jo

Hello Aytul,
Escellent color and contrast. Nice BG and composition. Sharpness on the wings is perfect. Nicely done! TFS
Thomas

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-07 12:47]

perfect details and shaprness and fantastic colours fot a great pic,thaks for share,Luciano

Hello Aytul,
It just seems you can't have too many pictures of the Small Copper. I still have more of mine that I will post soon. The definition here is excellent, especially the marginal and tornal markings on the hind wing. The POV is exellent for a diagnostic portrait. Thanks
Alan

Merhaba Aytul,
This is an outstanding capture!
I like very much this colorful and bright picture, in which you got so clear and sharp details on the butterfly and the flower.
Texture seen on the wings are very good, and the exposure choices worked great to produce that nicely blurred background.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
JM

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-07 14:12]

Hello Aytul,
this is a nice and sharp picture of phlaeas showing details and original colours very well. Point of view and composition including the brilliant flower are pretty good.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Neon Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 10] (92)
  • [2007-12-07 14:19]

Excellent composition and sharpness! I like this shot, specially how have you managed the yellow-OE tendence. TFS

  • Great 
  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-12-07 15:16]

Hello Aytul,
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
EXCELLENT CLOSE UP.... WODERFUL VIVID COLOURS WITH PERFECT SHARP DETAILS ON BOTH BUTTERFLY AND THIS LOVELY FLOWER!!! I like the fine thin red line on the wing... The BG is well done too.
Best regards Aytul :-)

Claude

Merhaba Aytul mukemmel kalite tebrikler selam Necip.

Hello Aytul,
Good composition. Very good natural light.
Wonderful butterfly.
TFS
Annick

Ciao Aytul,
complimenti per questa foto, perfetta in ogni aspetto!
La composizione magnifica.
Bravo,
Marcello

hello aytul,
excellent capture of this small & beautiful butterfly, nice pov, well composed shot, likedthe colours and the contrast, good details,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

An immensely pleasant composition with two very prominent subjects in perfect harmony with each other, Aytul.
The Small Copper looks beautiful atop the yellow flower.
Great POV, focus and colours.
TFS and bye.
Ram

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  • memo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 5] (108)
  • [2007-12-09 15:22]

bu ufaklığın pek başarılı bir fotosu olmuş. tebrikler..

still me Aytul,
again a great macro-shot, perfectly focused with wonderfull sunlight and splendid natural colors,
great shot,
cheer,
friendly,
Pat

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