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Large Copper

Large Copper
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 807 W: 0 N: 2370] (10420)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-09 8:19
Viewed: 3041
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thersamonia dispar (Haworth, 1803)
Large Copper

Turkish Name: Büyük Bakır Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is more Northern regions.

Distribution in the world: Have a widespread distribution in Central Europe, but is a type of local. The south of Finland, and Greece north west of Italy, in the east of the Black Sea
throughout the north, as seen in the Middle to Asia.

Living Area: Above sea level, 300 meters, between the low plains and swamps, wet meadows, lakes, rivers and streams located in areas of peat.

Flight time: May-June and in July-August to produce two generations per year.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars hydrolapathum Rumex, Rumex crispus, Rumex aquaticus fed with crops develop.

Description-Notes: This type always has a low density and scattered in colonies (Tolman and Lewington 1997). Male individuals over the wing is bright red wing disksel both have hyphens. The lower edge of the outer edge of the orange spot under the wing extends uninterrupted.

Wingspan: 32-42 mm long.

Similar Species:

• Purple-shot Copper-Lycaena alciphron (Rottenburg, 1775)
• Lesser Fiery Copper-Thersamonia- thersamon Esper,[1784]
• Sooty Copper, Blackish Copper-Heodes (Loweia) tityrus Poda,1761

1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul..48 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Large Copper
3. Moths and Butterflies :Europe and North Africa - Large Copper
4. AdamEros Kelebek’s: Turkiye Kelebek Gozlemcileri - Large Copper


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Seyfi, this is a great shot of this beautiful butterfly. Outstanding sharpness and detail. Greetings from the USA, Bill

A fine portrait of the butterfly. Wonderful colours, good background and details. regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5830 W: 89 N: 14938] (62666)
  • [2011-07-09 8:39]

Hi Seyfi,a magnificent close-up and a very impressive sharpness as i like,top class work in the difficult light of a cloudy day! My best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hi Seyfi,
great photo of this butterfly. AMazing colours. Great sharpness. A lot of details.
Have a nice Saturday,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5086 W: 166 N: 13015] (48464)
  • [2011-07-09 9:02]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent photo in fantastic sharpness and details. Splendid beautiful saturated colours. Taken from a great POV in a very good composition.

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful photo of this beautiful butterfly, fantastic colours, good details sharpness and very nice background, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hi Seyfi,

Well what a splendid capture of this beautiful Large Copper Butterfly, supreme sharp details and definition, impressive natural vivid colours and love the OOF green background, great stuff here Seyfi and have a wonderful weekend,
Best regards,


hello Seyfi
super shot of this beauty
great details and good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-09 11:35]

Hello Seyfi,
A lovely capture of this attractive butterfly.Very good composition,nice detail and colours and clear contrasting background.
Very nice indeed.Best regards Siggi

Merhaba Seyfi, great macro of wonderful large copper with fantastic colors, lovely composition with beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Seyfi,

The leave is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors large Copper butterfly. the late afternoon light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Seyfi,
A bit low of light, but stills a nice shot, withn correct details an great POV! The BG is for 100 point! WOW!
Well done!

Hi Seyfi,
Nic picture of the butterfly. excellent background and details.
TFS & regards Ferran

Merhaba Seyfi,
a superb macro shot of the Large Copper taken from an excellent point of view with very good sharpness and marvellous colours, very nice composition
Best regards

Hello Seyfi,
lovely capture of this beautiful butterfly with good sharpness and many details. Well chosen POV, wonderful colours and a very nice background.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2011-07-11 4:46]

Hello Seyfi,
A colorful butterfly-picture with superb color-contrast. I never have seen this Lycaenid-species whic seems to be a very photogenic creature. Excellent sharpness and a well chosen decentred composition.
Kind regards

Ciao Seyfi. Great POV and oustanding sharp fo the L. dyspar. Wonderful natural colours and perfect contrast.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2011-07-11 6:23]

Merhaba Seyfi,
A superb capture of the large Copper.
The closed wing pose is shown from an ideal POV with fine sharpness and natural colours against a great clean green BG. Very nice lighting too.
Thanks and best regards,

The colors of the close wings are fabulous friend, Seyfi. The contrasting buttery smooth background is just pleasing to my eyes. Great capture and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Hi Seyfi,

what an very nice image from this beautiful little butterfly.
good pov and sharpness.
fine colors.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2011-07-12 5:30]

Merhaba seyfi,
really a wonderful capture. The colors rendition is so pleasant and very lively. The softness of the green backgrond is so stunning.
Excelleny work!


Hi Seyfi,

You're capturing well this butterfly by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see that this butterfly has wings with blue, orange and black macula. And, it's interesting in the butterfly has inclined a little of diagonal line of green leaf. And, the background is unified well by noiseless green color.


Encuadre de libro. Bella combinación de tonalidades. Un buen trabajo.
Saludos Seyfi.

Hi Seyfi,

Excellent picture of this tiny butterfly. The green in the BG & the leaf makes the picture live. Great sharpness too.
Well done & TFS.

Selamlar Seyfi hocam,
Muhteşem bir sunum olmuş,
Gerek bilgiler gerek se fotoğraf harika olmuş.
En güzel dileklerimle

Hello Seyfi,
A stunningly macro capture of this pretty butterfly from wonderful lateral POV with excellent sharp details, nice composition and clear BG. Well done!

Hello Seyfi
fine capture , great contrast of this Copper in the green environment, the butterfly is very well detailed and captured from a lovely POV, colors and light is superb
Have a great WE

Hello Seufi,
I can only echoe all the praise above for this beautiful image. That no one seems to have mentioned DOF probably renders my remark about it out of place but I do think that both antennae and the far leg in sharp focus would have been a great bonus. However, I realise that it is a tall order and very pleasant to view as is.

Hi Seyfi,
very beautiful presentation of exquisitely colourful L. dispar. I like the uniform deep green background and the strongly dynamical graphic accent brought in by that leaf serving as a perfect stage for presenting that pretty butterfly. With thanks, and best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-08-11 4:47]

Hi Seyfi.
Wonderful presentation of a charming coloursful beauty. BG is cannot be better. Its smoothness and colours are fine as well as nicely detailed leaf as a stage for butterfly. Well done and best wishes.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2700 W: 278 N: 4891] (19776)
  • [2011-08-18 18:44]

Hello Seyfi,
I have to admit I can never seem to get these little beauties to stay still long enought to get a shot like this. They always seem to take off just before I get them composed the way I want the photo to be.
A wonderful image with very good detail and beautiful colors. Nice work!!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-08-25 8:48]

Hi Seyfi,

I've missed so many of your beautiful butterflies. I especially like this Large Copper posing so nicely surrounded by the wonderful greens. The colors and details of the head and both sides of the wings are marvelous. An exception composition and wonderful to look at.


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