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Small Copper


Small Copper
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-16 0:25
Viewed: 2106
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Small Copper, American Copper or the Common Copper, Lycaena phlaeas, is a butterfly of the Lycaenids or Blues family. It is a common and widespread little butterfly easily identifiable in the UK. (There are similar species in continental Europe.)
The upperside forewings are a bright orange with a dark outside edge border and with eight or nine black spots. The hindwings are dark with an orange border. Some females also have a row of blue spots inside the orange border and are known as form caeruleopunctata. The undersides are pattenered in a similar way but are paler. The black spots on the forewings are outlined in yellow and the dark colouring is replaced by a pale brownish, gray. The hindwings are the same brown/grey colour with small black dots and a narrow orange border. The caterpillars (larvae) are usually green, but some have a purple stripe down the middle of the back and along each side.

(Wikipedia)

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Hi Neighbor,

Awesome focus on this copper with the compound eyes and proboscis are so well defined. Excellent pov with very well exposed details of the composition.

Regards,
Jusni

Hello Siegfried,
This is a nice capture well composed with beautiful colors. Your POV is excellent with fine details. Very well done.
Regards
Pierre

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-16 5:39]

Hello Siegfried,
What a lovely summer capture of the Small Copper on the beautiful yellow flowers. Great focus, fine details and nice backlight on the butterfly. Lovely colours and a fine soft background too. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Siegfried,
A nice capture of this beautiful copper butterfly. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello siggi,
this days i am very much enjoying watching blue butterflies on tn, this is a fine capture of the small copper, the pov is good and the light passing through the wings looks lovely, nicely composed shot,
tfs & regards
pankaj

hello Siegfried
beautiful composition
with many colours
i like the picture
greeting lou

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-16 7:41]

Hi Siegfried,
Wonderful shot of this Small Copper butterfly and the back lighting works magic here. The yellow flowers look beautiful. Excellent composition.
TFS.
Sumon

Hi Siegfried,
wonderful capture of this beautiful Lycaena phlaeas taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness and lighting in a nice composition with splendid colours of the yellow flowers.
TFS. Best regards.
Maurizio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-16 10:09]

Hi Siggi,

This Small Copper is in a wonderful position on the beautiful yellow flower. I love the backlight on the butterfly. Excellent colors and details and a great view.

Jane

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-16 10:46]

Hi Siegfried . I have had ineternet problems for the last 36 hrs so i have not been around. This is a good close up of the small copper. I like the way the light is shinning throught the wings . good detail and colours. well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6553 W: 89 N: 15640] (65417)
  • [2009-01-16 11:31]

Hi Siggi,i like a lot this kind of point of view,we can see perfectly the transparence of the wings,perfect sharpness and colors as your style,my best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

nice shot , perfect light and geautiful saturated colours , good sharp and fine details ,
well done !
septimiu

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-16 12:57]

Hi Siegfried,
Lovely close up.I liked colors,lighting,composition and details a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

Hi Siggi, lovely small copper in a fantastic composition with splendid yellow flowers, great colors, good details and excellent sharpness, wonderful light, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-16 14:05]

Hello Siegfried,
A wonderful and very colorful image taken from agreat point of view. The details and composition are great as well Siegfried. Thank you.
Rick

Lieber Siggi, An excelent shot of this beautiful Small cooper from perfect POV with excellent details and warm colours.
TFS. Have a wonderful weekend MF!
Cheers,

Bayram

Hi Siegfried,
Excellent capture, nice small copper, good composed in a natural habitats. Best regards. Ferran

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-01-16 16:35]

Hello Siggi

I really like the light shining through the wings and the lovely colours here.

James

Hi Neighbor,

Awesome focus on this copper with the compound eyes and proboscis are so well defined.
Lovely colours and a fine soft background too. Well done!

TFS
**MAB**

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-17 0:05]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice composition, POV and colours .Good work!
Thanks for posting

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-07-12 13:28]

Hello Siegfried,

Fine and delicate shot with great sharp and details!

Excellent composition with the flowers!

TFS

brigitte

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