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Purple-edged Copper

Purple-edged Copper
Photo Information
Copyright: Jan Gaisler (honza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40-49 Points (Chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-23 2:58
Viewed: 3376
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Purple-edged Copper
Lycaena hippothoe

Distinguishing marks
Wing length 16-17 mm. Upper side of the male is orange-red with some purple glance. The females are more yellow-ish, with lots of dark brown drawings. Under side is greyish with some orange and small black spots.

Flying time

Foodplant caterpillar
Several Rumex and Polygonum bistorta.

Widely distributed throughout Europe, especially in the Northern and Eastern parts.

dew77, AndyB, TAZ, red45, Fisher, Comandante, PDP, naki, marhowie, Janice, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-23 3:20]

Hello Jan,
An excellent capture.
Great vivid colours and nice sharp detail.
Excellent composition and DOF.
Very well done.


Hello Honza!
Wonderful photo! Just amazing burning colur!!
Superb shot!

Très belle profondeur de champ mettant bien en valeur ce superbe speciment. Le mariage de couleur est très réussi. Bravo


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-23 3:48]

Hello Jan!
Wonderful butterfly close up.Vivid colors,details,sharpness,lighting and framing are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-23 5:14]

Hi Jan!
Probably one of your best! I like saturated colours and composition. Sharp and clear, very interesting and nice subject. Good job!

Hi Jan,
This one is superb.
Wonderfully focused and detailed capture of the bright coloured butterfly.
I like your compo of cool coloured background with insect's hot colours.
Well done.

Excellent capture and well done on the composition and details.


Hello Jan!
Very nice capure.Colors and lighting are amazing.I liked composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful butterfly, Jan.
Well composed, nice vivid colours and good details.
I'm envious, we have very almost none butterflies here so far.
Great work.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-23 14:17]

Hello Jan, very nice shot. Lovely composition and good colours. Very well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-23 15:35]

Hi Jan, Green BG. makes a nice contrast with the butterfly. Nice colours, details and composition.
Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-24 3:31]

Beautiful & interesting composition for this superb butterfly with great colors ! Good pose, DOF and details ! Thanks for sharing Jan.

Excellent details & sharpness, perfect composition and great colours.
Fantastic work!
Well done, Jan.

  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-06-25 4:41]

A smal beautiful butterfly from the Lycaenidae family.
Very good details and color.
It does not exist in my country, Portugal.

Very nice macro Jan! This has good details, DOF, sharpness, light and colors..Well composed - Well done!

  • Great 
  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-26 1:13]

Excellent capture Jan.Focus,sharpness,pov,dof and colors awesome.Well Done.TFS

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-27 6:35]

What a stunning capture Jan. He is so clear and sharp. Great macro, very well done.

I can never get a butterfly to sit still long enough for his portrait. I love the tilted angle of him, the nice blurry background and color really lets his colors glow. Very nice clarity and sharpness. The details on his antennae are wonderful, well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-27 22:22]

Hello Jan!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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