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Lycaena tityrus

Lycaena tityrus
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Mora Close-up 58mm +4
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 5:00
Viewed: 3683
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus)
/Ohniváček černoskvrnný/

Family: Lycaenidae.
Flight Time: April-October.
Size: 28-32mm

Quite distinctly different to the more widespread Small copper, Lycaena phlaeas.
Also the sexes are distinctive, with the male(you can see in Workshop) being sooty and the female(main picture) a more usual copper colour.A very dark form subalpinus replaces the usual type high up in the mountains.
(source: www.butterfly-guide.co.uk)

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Hello Milos,
This is a very nice specie that you captured beautifully with its opened wings and a little friend in bonus :) I like those great details and superb tones of colors. This insect looks great! Thanks,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-24 5:14]

Hi Milos,
an outstanding shot of this Brown Argus.
Extremely sharp and detailed.
Very well composed with a great BG and DOF.
Well done,

hi milos,
nice capture of sotty copper, good pov, lovely colours & contrast, sharp image , good focus,
liked the green bg very much,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-07-24 6:27]

Hi Milos
very good capture and POV, as the DOF and sharpness
the light is also good and thre´s a bonus with the little insect..
well done.

Hello Milos,
On the spot focus and exposure. Great color clarity and nice blurred background. Very well done.

Hello Milos,
Great macro shot of this sooty copper butterfly. I love the varied color on his antannee! Great color . TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-24 6:42]

Hello Milos,
A fine capture of the female Sooty Copper, presented in asuperb composition and taken from an Excellent POV. marvellous contrasting BG and the inclusion of the small aphid is a nice bonus in this shot.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-24 8:49]

Hi Milos,

Another one of your beautiful butterflies. I loved the workshop comparing the male and female. This is really nice with the added feature of the fly. Lovely colors and wonderful details.


Beautiful well lit, fine focused image of this bfly Milos.
Well composed.
Nice BG.
Very well done.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-24 9:17]

Hello Milos,
Two outstanding postos. Bot with perfect focus and details, outstanding exposure and beautiful natural colors. The workshop photo is exceptional and would make a great post on it's own. There is tremendous DOF in that photo with both butterflies in perfect focus and a strong 3-D effect in my opinion.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-24 10:22]

Hi Milos,
Terrific capture of this beautiful butterfly that I've never seen. Good light, great sharpness, fine colours and I like the green background. What a cute little aphid too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-24 10:33]

Hello Milos,
Very nice portrait, with a little surprise on top of the butterfly
Great POV and composition, Wonderful colors, very sharp
and well focused.. Well Done


bonjour milos
une nouvelle tres belle et bonne photo comme a votre habitude.
bravo et merci;

Hello Milos awsome level of detail perfect background nice pov and technically I can't see much to complain about. Possibly minor movement in the wing on the right. good sharpness overall and well composed your pov is very nice The second image in workshop is outsstanding tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Milos, splendid butterly with wonderful colors, great details and excellent sharpness, the little fly is a lovely bonus, very well done, ciao Silvio
PS Splendid also the male in the ws, thanks:)

Hello Milos,
Wonderful details in the insect(s)!
Very pleasing macro work, the contrasting colours are very eye-catching...
I like the composition, almost a 3D feeling with attractive texture and sharp fine details!
Pablo -

Cadrage intéressant et bon rendu des couleurs.
Bonne journée.

hello Milos,
A crisp and clear photo. the brilliant green bg highlights the butterfly and the other little insect well. Both subjects are so sharp and clear. A good photo,

What a sharp and clear image of this female Sooty Copper, Milos!
The picture stands apart in terms of composition, sharp focus and bright colours.
The BG with those diffrent tones of green does wonders to the image as a whole.
Well done and thanks.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-07-25 12:56]

Hi Milor,
Great sharpness and details we can find in this picutre.
And you have managed to capture this beautiful butterfly with a little friend and they are both very sharp. Well done

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-05 0:25]

Hi Milos,
Wonderful shot of the Sooty Copper with lovely colours and patterns on its wings. Very neat and sharp image with superb lighting. You have captured a nice pose and the natural habitat is well illustrated and it stands out well against the green BG. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-10 3:24]

Amigo, tu galería tiene hermosos trabajos,
originales y maravillosos momentos,

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