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The Purple-Shot Copper-Lycaena alciphron

The Purple-Shot Copper-Lycaena alciphron
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Copyright: Miroslav Miljevic (IronM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-23 1:59
Viewed: 1675
Points: 22
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Hello to all TN friends,
I'm back after a little absence :)

This is new spicies in my gallery, the Purple-Shot Copper (Lycaena alciphron) a butterfly in the family of the Lycaenidae ,very attractive spicies, with amazing colors.

The alciphron male has a violet suffusion all over the upperside, giving the species its name. The female alciphron is basically dark brown with the usual female copper upf black markings in the cell and post-discal areas with distinctive uph orange marginal lunules. Females have a more curved shape of the hindwing base (as compared to the slightly square shape of the male - this seems true for most coppers).

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-23 2:06]

Hello Miroslav,
Good to see you back!
Nice photo in beautiful warm and contrasting colours. Fine sharpness, although not all of the butterfly is sharply detailed. An attractive diagonal composition.

Hello Miroslav,
After a long time we got your beautiful contribution.Wish you are well.
Beautiful butterfly.Nice color and sharpness with green BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-23 2:59]

Hi Miro,welcome back,we need your pic of rare species from your country like this.A very rare lycaena that i never seen in my country,not easy to take whit the open wings like the others of this family,beautiful colors and fine details,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Miroslav
蝴蝶照的清楚 也很美麗
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Hallo Miroslav
A great macro with details beautifully seen. The colours are gorgeous and are really portrayed delightfully. Point of view and composition is pleasant. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-06-23 8:48]

Hello Miroslav,
very nice to see you again. Though I've got this species in collection but nice look at such beautiful species.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Miroslav, well returned on TN, not easy to capture this lovely butterfly with open wings, great macro, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Welcome back MF Miroslav! Excellent details and sharp for the fantastic specie. Beautiful colours.


Hello Miroslav,
I missed some photos of you.....What a nice image and interesting too.....Excellent capture of a nice specie of butterfly. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. Fantastic razor sharp details. Fascinating contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-26 18:52]

Hi Miroslav
excellent top view with rich colors well retained.
Nice background that enhances the the composition.
exciting details too


Hello Miroslav,
Marvellous capture of this rarely seen species to me from a nice POV with excellent composition, nice sharpness and splendid details. Thanks for sharing.

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