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Scarce Copper Female

Scarce Copper Female
Photo Information
Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-23 5:51
Viewed: 2885
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for all the nice comments of my previous post.

Today's post is a Scarce Copper a female was taken in a dimly backlit.
I almost feel that the female is more beautiful than the brilliant male.
This is a common butterfly but nevertheless a small beauty,
I hope you like it.

Info from Wikipedia.
The Scarce Copper, Lycaena virgaureae, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae (copper or gossamer-winged butterflies).
The lower surfaces of the back wings are yellowish and have only a few black dots; there are characteristic white marks the immediate vicinity of these. The species exhibits one kind of sexual dimorphism: male butterflies are colored bright gold-red on the upper side of wing, while the females have broader orange wings with a dark design

Source and more info in different language here

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Beautiful composition, Gert.
The back-lit subject looks fabulous from lateral perspective.
The details on the wings are perfect.
Thanks and regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-23 6:57]

Hello Gert,
great shot of this Scarce Copper! The complementary colors are striking,the sharpness is very good and the composition is fine, well done.Regards Siggi

Hi Gert,
beautiful warm colours. Excellent composition and presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello gert
Lovely photograph, beautiful composition, excellent detail and setting.
regards yiannis

hallo Gert
very nice composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Gret,
This is another excellent capture,lovely composition,clarity and perfectly exposed.
Best regards,

Hello Mr.Gert,
After a gap I am watching your picture.Nice butterfly.Dreamy light all over the frame.Nice sharpness and good details.I like composition too.Well captured.
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)
  • [2013-07-23 9:30]

Hi Gert,a specie that i never seen in my fields,a beautiful capture,you caught the best by this difficult light to show us the best details and colors,beautiful composition in a classic pose too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Gert,
Very spectacular shot. Excellent composition, breathtaking DoF, perfect sharpness - and I love your white balance here! Not only the butterfly herself but your photo is also a beauty. Clarity and visual impact on the top. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-23 10:55]

Hello Gert,
Always a pleasant moment when I see a new posting from your hand. This means quality time! And so is this photo. Fantastic in all aspects! Splendid colours in a perfect composition.

Ciao Gert, great view of lovely butterfly, lovely composition with beautiful flower, fine details, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2013-07-23 13:12]

Hi Gert
superbe image colorée et lumineuse, c'est un joli travail de composition.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-14 9:27]

Hi Gert.
I like use of backlit to show beautifulness of the species at unusual side. Shot is very colourful, full of the tiniest details with great DOF and amazing smooth BG. Warm regards and kind wishes.

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