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Summer Beauty

Summer Beauty
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-24 3:19
Viewed: 3199
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture shows a male of the Scarce Copper
- Lycaena virgaureae
- family: Lycaenidae

Species information
The species is well known at TN. So, I do not want to repeat the informations supplied by others. Therefere, here only some condensed data:

- Distribution: Europe, Middle-Asia to Mongolia.
- Wing span: about 30 mm
- Foodplant of the caterpillar: Rumex acetosa

A humid and flower-rich open grass-land at about 1700 m, close to the Kornigl-Mountain, Ulten-Valley, North-Italien Alps. Besides numerous L. virgaureae many other butterlies were present here, such as fritillaries and some Erebia-species (euryale, pronoe, epiphron). It was a very attractive area for taking pictures of butterflies and other insects.

- natural light
- ISO 400
- hand-held

* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
* Huemer P. (2004) Die Tagfalter Südtirols. - Folio Verlag, Wien - Bozen.
* Higgins LG & Hargreaves (1983) The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. Collins, London.

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  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-24 4:11]

Hello Peter
Wonderful colors and great details
Thanks for sharing

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-24 4:13]

Dear Peter
You have right, is the summer beauty!
Very sharp details,lovely colors and great capture!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-24 4:16]

Beautiful Copper with good colors and details, the flowers are adding sunshine. tfs.

Hi Peter
Les dessins sur les ailes sont superbes.

Félicitations pour cette compositions et le bel éclairage et le beau BG.
Merci pour ce macro...JP

Hi Peter
Wonderful capture this lovely Scarce Copper!
Great details and colors.

Ein wunderschönes Arrangement - selbst der Hintergrund wirkt wie loderndes Feuer.
Erstklassige Bildschärfe, toller Moment, Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hallo Batu,

Accompanied by a beautiful composition and warm colors was a great macro.
Light, sharpness, exposure, very successful. TFS

Best Regards,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-01-24 8:01]

Hi Peter!

Nice butterfly from my favourite family. Well visible datails, nice side POV and composition with lots of summer flowers - great picture.

hello Peter
this is a Beauty
great details and nice pose with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Peter, splendid little butterfly and beautiful flowers, fantastic colors, superb sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2010-01-29 12:12]

Hello Peter
good point of view on this Lycaena virgaureae on the vivid yellow flower with great sharpness and details. Great focusing and light management. Excellent work.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-04-03 8:31]

Lieber Peter,
Farbenfrohes unf feines Dukatenfalterbild, das ich irgendwie verpasst habe.
Die Bildschärfe ist perfekt, die Farben sind sehr gefällig und harmonisch.
Gefällt mir sehr gut.
Müchte Dir und den Deinen noch Schöne Ostern wünschen und hoffe wieder mal ein Bild von Dir zu sehen.
Herzlich grüsst

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