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Purple-shot Copper, female

Purple-shot Copper, female
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/7.6, 1/215 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lycaenidae Butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-01 4:54
Viewed: 4292
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg 1775)

Lycaena alciphron is a species with several forms.
The coloring of the males and the females is very different, i.e. the sexual dimorphism is very strong.
This is a female of subspecies gordius (Upperside orange with brown spots), widely distributed in Sud Europe.

In typical subspecies alciphron (Jura, Germany, East Europe) the upperside is dark with some orange markings. (see this photo by Chris Jonko)

Other information on TN

Here the upperside of male
Here the underside of male (Photo by Peter Roos)
Here the underside of female (Photo by Peter Roos)

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Ciao Marcello, bella Lycaena dagli splendidi colori, macro tecnicamente ben eseguita, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Marcello
Very nice shot of this tiny Copper,
Perfect focusing,exposure and composition,

Good luck

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-01 7:17]

Hi Marcello.
Excellent at every respect picture of the beautiful butterfly and very attractive scenery. Reproduction of the texture, colours and other details of the insect and surrounding plants and flowers are perfect. DOF is great and diagonal composition is blameless. Bravo. Perfect job.

Hello Marcello,

Beautiful composition. Focus and light are good. Nice vivid colours.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-01 9:20]

Buongiorno Marcello,
as expected your announced picture of the alciphron female is perfect as usual.
Pleasant light and colours and a beautiful view.
A clear highlight on the TN page!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-01 9:29]

la definizione e il contrasto sono notevoli,sembra quasi incollata sopra dal tanto e' perfetta,complimenti maestro,Luciano

Still me Marcello,
again a wonderfull macro-shot, perfect focus and ideal deeph of field, fantastic colors and very well composed,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-12-01 12:00]

Bonsoir Marcello,
Intéressant d'avoir le mâle et la femelle de la même espèce l'un à côté de l'autre. Je rends visite à la femelle, puisqu'elle est plus discrète, mais aussi toute belle.
Merci et bonne soirée

Hi Marcello,
nicely and clearly describing capture of the female in rich colours to make the wonderful series of L. alciphron complete. Your island has a very rich and attractive butterfly fauna. Just as a matter of intererest - at which elevation above sealevel did you find these butterflies in the mountains in June?
Thank you. My best regards,

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-12-01 13:58]

Hi Marcello,
Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, lighting, sharpness and background.



Great capture,
Lovely colors and wonderful attention to detail,


Ciao Marcello
Wonderful butterfly with magnicifent coloration!
Excellent POV, sharpness and details.
The flowers enriched the composition.
Thanks for sharing!
José Roberto

Hi Marcello,
Wonderful complement to the picture of the male. Again a very clear, sharp representation with very good DOF. Bravo. Good notes and cross-references. I must learn how to do that!

Hi Marcello,
Very nice picture with good details. TFS.
- Nirmal

Hi Marcello,
The female looks more beautiful than the male. This one is also nicely captured with excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

ciao Marcello
vedo che la storia si ripete anche tra le farfalle!!!!
il maschio a casa a lavorare(Cuneo)e la femmina
in vacanza al mare(Palermo)....le femmine sono sempre privilegiate!!!!!!
be' non c'e' molto da dire per questa foto..
costante qualita' dell e immagini

buona giornata sERGIO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-02 8:39]

Hello Marcello,
Excellent photo of this beautiful butterfly in his natural environment. Very good focus and details. Marvelous colours. Very good diagonal composition.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-02 19:08]

Hi Marcello,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will return with a proper critique later. Sorry, work pressure.

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