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Turkish Fiery Copper

Turkish Fiery Copper
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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: 2012-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-11 12:51
Viewed: 2570
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycaena ochimus , (Herrich-Schäffer, [1851]
Turkish Fiery Copper - Golden Copper

Turkish Name: Alevli Ateş Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Marmara and Aegean regions outside the regions.

Distribution in the world: Middle East, Central Asia, West Asia.

Living Area: Above sea level, lives at altitudes of 1600 meters. Arid areas and river banks flowered.

Flight time: Two generations in the year. May-June and July-September.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, feeding on plants and develop Acantholimon and Rumex type.

Description-Notes: A medium-sized butterfly. There is no white rings around the black spots under the wing. The lower edge of the orange tape, incomplete and unclear. Wing later, "Lycaena virgaureae" are similar, but higher male wing pale orange.

Wingspan: 30-32 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Lesser Fiery Copper – Lycaena thersamon, (Esper, 1784)
• Balkan Copper – Lycaena candens, (Herrich-Schäffer, [1844]).
• Anatolian Fiery Copper – Lycaena asabinus, (Gerhard,[1850].)
• Purple-shot Copper– Lycaena alciphron, (Rottemburg,1775)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.50 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Turkish Fiery Copper
3. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Turkish Fiery Copper
4. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey - Turkish Fiery Copper


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Hi Seyfi,
beautiful photo of this butterfly. Perfect sharpness and very nice composition. Amazing colours. Excellent clear background.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely little butterfly on beautiful blury BG, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-09-11 23:59]

Hello Seyfi,
This small species you showed perfectly , splendid pattern is visible very well against clear BG.

Great macro, with splendid light and sharpness.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-12 4:43]

Hello Seyfi,
A very sharp picture of the Golden Copper, which looks quite like our L. hippothoe eurydame. Fine neutral background too. The horizontal composition is a choice, you could have chosen a vertical too with this picture.
Kind regards

Salam Seyfi,
An excellent macro with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Well composed & presented with a nice POV. TFS & best wishes & salam!


Ciao Seyfi. Just a professional taken for this this fantastic Lycaenidae thay I never seen. Stunning detail perfect shapr against the blurred BG. Beautiful colours. TFS.


Good focus and pleasing composition, maybe a bit more space around the subject?


hello Seyfi,
very beautifully captured butterfly with great sharpness and perfect colour.
great PoV.
best wishes,

Great photo Seyfi! The composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro of this butterfly, with fine POV
and framing, beautiful light and color tones,
excellent focus, sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Seyfi,

The flowers are helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Turkish Fiery Copper butterfly. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Beautiful capture! With so many images of butterflies ones curiosity get the best of themselves and brings to question how are you having so much luck approaching so many without them flying away? I know that early morning would be one way as some are still trying to warm up from the cold night. Is there any more advice you can offer? Thanks, Paul.

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