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Scarce Copper Pair

Scarce Copper Pair
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-11 10:03
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycaena virgaureae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scarce Copper

Turkish Name: Orman Bakır Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey:Be seen everywhere in Turkey.Is not seen in some parts of the Aegean coast.

Distribution in the world : All live in Europe and Asia.

Living Area: High mountains of butterflies.Average height of 1000-2000 meters, the mountain slopes and forest openings in the water head.

Flight time: July-August months between.Depending on the climate and conditions that have been observed flying until the middle of September.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Rumex (Labada) with plant species in the genus

Description-Notes: Wings of Gold and white spots are the most prominent feature.In bright-orange color on the wings of male individuals. The remote even noticeable.Female individuals, the kind with wings above brown spots are easily distinguished.

Wingspan: 30-36 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Large Copper-Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1803)
• Purple-shot Copper-Lycaena alciphron, (Rottemburg, 1775)
• Sooty Copper-Lycaena tityrus (Poda, 1761)
• Purple-edged Copper-Lycaena hippothoe,(Linnaeus, 1761)

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.48
O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Scarce copper
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Scarce copper


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Hallo Seyfi
Absolutely beautiful! and the harmony you captured between them are almost touchable. The details and colours are great, no more than great. What a lovely, lovely macro, done so beautifully. Like always it was a pleasure to stop by your gallery. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hello Seyfi, wonderful composition, the beautiful coexistence, the good BG the fine sharpness and colors performance, all that a great macro photo!
regards Nasos

Merhaba Seyfi, lovely maiting couple on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

GREAT photo Seyfi! The butterflies, the composition, the colours, the BG and the sharpness are impressive.

hello Seyfi
super compo with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Seyfi,
another beautiful photo of twins. Perfect composition and point of view. Excellent sharpness. Very nice background.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-11 11:15]

Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful and splendid coloured photo in great sharpness and details. Very good OOF BG, POV and composition.

Merhaba Seyfi,
a superb macro shot, very good sharpness and fantastic colours, simple and wonderful composition, very well done
Best regards

Beautifull contrast of Green(background)
and the 2 butterflies.

Ciao francesco

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful shot captured from perfect POV with a great timming. Details, shapness, colours and BG are simply perfect. Well done!

Incredible special and Unique capture Seyfi Karaman! This one goes on top of my favorite images......outright!
George Veltchev

Ciao Seyfi. Magnificent brigh colours and excellent contrast against the blurred BG. Fine details. Lovely compo for a tender moment of love.


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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2011-03-11 14:33]

Lovely mating-pose and very nice sharpness and colour


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-03-11 21:31]

Hello Seyfi
Superb macro with vivid colors and nice scene
Thanks for sharing

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-12 2:31]

Hello Seyfi,
A very beautiful capture of this pair settled at the tip of the grass. Excellent focus on both showing sharp details and natural colours. A fine contrasting background too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-03-12 4:50]

Excelente. What a color and composition! Yes very good picture. saludos. Jose

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-03-12 13:27]

Övgüyü haketirecek her şey var bu fotoğrafta, tebrikler Seyfi bey, selamlarımla..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-13 3:07]

Hi Seyfi,this is another great gift for the butterflies fans like me! What a beautiful and rare specie and what a moment.Fantastic focus,sharpness and warm colors as i like.Very well done,have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Seyfi,

wow, what an close up!
Suburb sharpness, pov and details.
Fine colors.
Well done!


Hi Seyfi,
Lovely image of the matting butterflies, good green background, nice details. Well done.TFS

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-14 3:21]

Hello Seyfi.
What a pose! Great colors and sharp details. Colors are lovely and composition is strong. Well done & TFS!Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-03-14 3:23]

Hello Seyfi,
Eye-catching this butterfly-shot. This pair of L. virgaureae was posed ideally on the end of a fine grass-blade and in front of a neutral background. The color-contrast is superb too. Sharpness all over too. Very beautiful shot.
Kind regards

Selamlar Seyfi bey,
Göz dolduran bir çalışma olmuş.
Renkler detaylar ve zamanlama okadar güzel ki
Her şeyi anlatıyor.
En güzel dileklerimle,

Hi Seyfi,

Beautiful & lovely picture of this cute mating butterflies.
Nice composition & perfect green blurry BG.
Well done & TFS.


Excellent photograph, beautiful colours and detail. regards yiannis

Hello Seyfi

Beautiful photo of these lovers on action,
i love their warmer color tones, excellent contrast
of the 2 mains color tones of the photo,
great focus sharpness and details,
very beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


Hello Seyfi
this couple of scarce Copper is splendid, captured with pin sharp details,
amazing colors, the orange wings stand out so well against the totally green surroundings
fine DOF
Have a great WE

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  • duymy Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 35] (488)
  • [2011-03-26 19:52]

Hello Seyfi

Great shot! very nice mating pose, eveything the composition, the colours, the BG and the sharpness are wonderful. Congratulations! Best regards


Hi Seyfi,

The stem is helping to frame the insects. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of Scarce Copper butterflies. the afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Salam Seyfi.
Excellent shot of these pair in copula. The wings markings are beautiful captured in fine details.
Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead.

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