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Lycaena virgaureae montana

Lycaena virgaureae montana
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-13 7:27
Viewed: 3518
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Scarce Copper
Cuivré de la verge d'or

Looking through my archives I found this picture of a female Scarce Copper, which looked a little bit different from the other pictures I had taken before. Looking closely to the wings I discovered these white spots in a row on the hindwings, which lack on the other Scarce Copper. In my reference book they seem to be specific to the subspecies "montanus".
I hope that my ID is right.
These butterflies live mostly over 1700m.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-13 8:20]

Bonjour Anne,
A superb macro of a female L. virgaureae montanus taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness to show the white spots on the hindwing that characterise this ssp. A nice fresh specimen too. I'm glad you took this one from your archives, even though this year's summer is soon upon us.
Thank you!
Bonne soirée,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-13 8:54]

Salut Anne,c'est une espece tres jolie que j'ai jamais eu la chance d'encotrer.Un point ode vue tres difficile mais tres bien capture' avec la meilleure qualite' des details et des couleurs,mes compliments et bonne semaine,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-13 8:54]

Hi Anne. I think Switzerland is a must in the nere future when i see beautiful butterflies like this on offfer. Which you have taken with fine detail and natural colours. Your POV lets us see the wing markings so well. TFS.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-04-13 9:09]

lovely image, Anne, beautiful colors and patterns. tfs.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-13 9:22]

Hello Anne,
wonderful shot of this Lycaena virgaureae.
fine details and excellent sharpness.
Used a very nice soft light.

Hi Anne,
A nice capture of this beautiful scarce copper. Good details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Bonjour Anne,
Encore une magnifique composition, excellentes couleurs et PDC, j'aime bien la compo en diagonale

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-13 10:04]

Hi Anne.
What an interesting colouration of the butterfly. I like impressive posture of the wings and your upper POV. Details of the insect are very good and smooth BG is also fine. My kind wishes and TFS.

You have a fine and well filled out archive Anne. thanks for your kind words in which I say from one nature lover to another....all is well with this...and well with the world...

Hello Anne, a fine macro capture of this beauty from a nice POV with neat details and lit.
TFS and cheers,

Ciao Anne,
splendida immagine dal tuo archivio di Lycaema virgaureae in attesa che la primavera porti le farfalle anche sulle vostre magnifiche montagne, nella mia zona le farfalle volano copiose e ho visto e fotograto oltre 25 specie comuni senza contare le falene, la fotografia che presenti ha un eccellente punto di ripresa ed un magnifico taglio compositivo, come di consueto, i colori sono nel tuo stile personale che mi piace molto.
Buon pomeriggio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-14 8:44]

Hello Anne,
Yesterday I didn't have time for TN, so I missed this beauty. Excellent sharp detailed photo in very beautiful natural and clear colours. Good composition, OOF BG and POV.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-04-14 9:23]

Salut Anne
Jolie presentation.Image bien en focus avec un beau cadrage serré.Les couleurs sont exquise.J'aime bien le flou de la l'arriere plan.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-04-15 8:44]

Liebe Anne,
ein erstklassiges Bild dieses Dukatenfalter-Weibchens mit einzigartiger Perspektive.
Scharfer Falter und weicher Hintergrund unterstreichen die Schönheit des kleinen Juwels.
Schöne Grüße, Peter
P.S. Sulawesi war wieder einmal großartig!

Anne, Diagonal composition works wonders here right! Good picture with excellent colors, but i feel 2/3 aspect ratio should have been maintained.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-19 4:03]

Hi Anne,
beautiful captured of this pretty butterfly with its wings wide open. The pattern and its lovely details are well seen. You composed it very well with the branch going across the corner, giving a good visual impact. you laso have make full use of the lighting that shines onto its beautiful hairy body.
well thought and well composed.


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