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Sooty Copper

Sooty Copper
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): European butterflies 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-12 15:14
Viewed: 3839
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A good-looking male Lycaena tityrus, the Sooty Copper. The female is rather more colorful but I, for one, find this livery very sober and elegant. It has some metallic sheen, to which the photo unfortunately does not do justice. The caterpillar lives on various Rumex sp.

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Quelle époustouflante netteté. Ce papillon est vraiment magnifique. Je ne savais pas que l'on pouvait encore trouver tant de beaux insectes de par chez nous.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-12 15:18]

very good shot Philippe... details with sharpness is great... beautiful composition...
Well done...

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-12 16:09]

A nice capture.
Very good composition and great DOF.
I've not seen this butterfly before.
A good shot,very well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-12 16:26]

What a beautiful dainty butterfly you've captured here Philippe. Lovely composition and details. Well shown.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-12 16:30]
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Hello Philippe, a very nice shot and not one I have seen because we don't get this one in the UK. Lovely details and a very nice composition. I often find that photos of butterflies can lack that little bit extra - the metallic sheen you mention. Dragonfly eyes are the same, there's nothing like seeing them with your own eyes. Very well done.

Hi Philippe, it is a very nice shot of a beautiful insect. I like everything appart from the butterfly, it has a good perch. Thanks very much.

Great shot Philippe,
Wondeful composition, good sharp details and great colours.
well captured, thanks for posting

Very nice macro capture Philippe, good compo, detail and DOF. Well done.

Vous avez su exprimer ici toute la délicatesse de ce papillon, avec la délicate texture soyeuse de ses bords d'ailes. Une très belle macro, Philippe.

Nice capture , I just love the blue's and copper's they make such good photographic material.
This one is well seen here on the Lamium album (Dead Nettle) the near wing is a little soft, as though the focus point is on the body, try to focus on the nearest part of the wing and you should get it all in.
still a nice shot TFS

Nice contrasts, and an interesting subject. Well composed. Very well done.

Great macro, color and dof
in a friendly way Christophe

Lovely composition Philippe. Very nice wing shape. Excellent POV. Goiod detail and light. Well done. TFS

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-05-13 13:06]

Super shot. Excelent composition and lighting. Excelent work.

See ya tomorrow

Beautiful copper and great capture, Philippe.
The composition is well done, and I thank you for sharing it with us.

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-14 14:06]

Very nice shot!
It's a Lycaenidae.
Very good colors and details!

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