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Lycaena phlaeas

Lycaena phlaeas
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-04 8:22
Viewed: 4037
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Small Copper Lycaeana phlaeas Family: Lycaenidae

Common on clearings, meadows an fallows

Distribution: Europe, Asia in temperate climate zone, North Africa, Eastern part North America and Eastern parts of equatorial Africa

Flight period: N - Europe two generations from May to October
S – Europe and Africa three generations from February to October

Wing span: 25 – 30mm

Caterpillars host plants: Rumex acetosella, Rumex acetosa, Polygonum spp. In Africa Rumex thyrsoideus and Rumex papilio. On Gran Canaria Rumex maderensis.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To red45: atlas motylecataclysta 2 11-04 13:43
To ramthakur: PScataclysta 1 11-04 12:47
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A nice POV with great details and sharpness..
good use of available lighting, lovely tone!


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  • akb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 4] (243)
  • [2006-11-04 8:34]

Hello Krzysztof
Very beautiful macro photo.colors,light and details very well done.
best regards


I like the balance in you image, the colors are really working well together,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-04 9:05]

Hello Krzysztof,
I like the airy composition with the Small Copper and the flower nicely in focus. Well lit and beautiful colour background.
TFS, Ulla

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-04 9:07]

Hello Krzystof,
Very nice close up.Details are crisp clear and exposure is spot on.I liked POV,simple BG,lighting,colors and composition also a lot.Plant on right side atracts attantion and on my opinion would be better if you cropped it out ore cloned.Anyway great work!

Hello Krzysztof,
Excellent color, light, and sharp details. I like the POV with the interesting inner wing patterns & textures displayed nicely. The composition is different, and interesting as well :)
Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-04 9:51]

Hello Krzysztof,
Fine portrait of the Small Copper, with good detail and BG, the composition having an extra effect with the bowed head of grass.
TFS, best wishes, Ivan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-04 10:07]

Helo Krzysztof,
beautifully composed - the dry grass framing the butterfly. Sharpness on the buttefly wings is pretty good. Nice light and appropriate background, too.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Krzysztof!
Very impressive perspective on this spotless specimen of Small Copper. With that golden branch leaning over the subject in a shapely half-arch, the composition takes on a beautiful aspect.
I have a feeling I have seen this species in the hills of north India. Can I be mistaken?
Thanks and bye.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-04 10:20]

Hi Krzysztof.
I like this composition with fine light.Interesting POV on some wing,pretty sharp details.Beautiful colours.Perfect blurry BG.Well done,good work!
TFS and greetings.

Hello Krzysztof,
beautiful composition, of very good details of the butterfly.
I like the centring with the ear on the right.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-04 12:37]
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Czesc Krzysiek!

Powialo latem, nie ma co! Piekna kompozycja z kwiatem, motylem i klosem trawy. Cieple kolory i swiatlo. Sam motyl tez bardzo ladnie zdjety :-) Ten tez z wlasnej hodowli ;-) ?

Hi Krzysztof,

Exellent shot of this small copper
Perfect composition, sharpness, details, POV, DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-04 14:08]

Agreeable composition with warm colors and great POV.

I like it a lot: composition, background, lighting, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, framing.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing to criticize.

Aesthetic presentation Krzysztof... thank you for posting.
Best regards... Ricardo

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-04 14:58]

Krzysztof es precioso este Pov. colores y compo perfectos, maravillosa luz. saludos

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-11-04 17:53]

Ladna kompozycja z klosem. Pieknie naswietlona (no poza klosem wlasnie, gdzie sa lekkie przepalenia). Widze tez, ze troche poszalales w PS :-)

Good composition and sharpness.
Good DOF and OOF background.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-08 16:34]

Hi Pabis
Great shot and composition. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details and POV.
Well done


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-13 15:19]

Hi Krzysztof.
What a nice composition as a studio work. The ear nicely decorates the whole picture. BG is beautiful and skillfully done. The butterfly and the flowers are the beauty in the pure state. Great job. TFS and my best regards.

You've taken very nice picture. Non typical POV but really very good composed picture. Thanks


hhi krzysztof!
very nice macro with good
sharpness and fine lightning!
well done!

Focal perfecta y gran profundidad. Bonita combinación con la gramínea y la compuesta que le da un aspecto a la toma diferente y atractivo. Buena combinación de colores cálidos.

Saludos Krzysztof.

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