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Lycaena tityrus

Lycaena tityrus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-17 3:02
Viewed: 1361
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Lycaeides

Genus: Lycaena

Species: L. tityrus

The Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Europe.
The wingspan is 28-30 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Rumex acteosa and Rumex acetosella.

"Lycaena tityrus, famiglia Licenidi. Apertura alare 3-3,5 cm In volo da aprile-maggio e agosto-settembre (seconda generazione).Prati fioriti fino alla collina. Discretamente comune.

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hallo Luciano
very nice picture of this beautiful coloured butterfly
thanks gr lou

Hello Luciano,
I missed a while, but I see that you posted some great pictures.
The details and colors are very nice. It is a nice specie of butterfly, popular in my region. Difficult to take a shoot of this specie of butterflies because they are flying always very close to the ground.
Perfect shoot in a sunny day....

Hello Luciano,
Well captured this beautiful small Copper species. You were not so fortunate to get a splendid BG and even harsh light was your enemy. But you have managed light well and well captured my friend. Color looks very nice.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Ciao Luciano

Great macro of Lycaena tityrus, nice POV, very good DOF, excellent sharpness and details, very nice composition.



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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-04-17 9:52]

Hola Luciano, hermosa toma, excelente la luz, color, enfoque y entorno...saludos.

Bonsoir Luciano,

Le papillon est bien cadré. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails du papillon Lycaena tityrus. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Ciao Luciano! Fine shot. Fine brightness and colours. Good exposure. Superb contrast and sharpness. Well done!

fantastic image by natural colours and details indeed lights are also so natural well done LUCIANO GOLLINI

salut Luciano,
merveilleuse foto de ce joli papillon. Détails très fins et belles couleurs. Belle présentation - merci et bon weekend

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-04-18 9:24]

Ciao Luciano,
new season, butterfly ..
Excellent focus, very good sharpness and light.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Luciano,

good image of this butterfly, I like the details, good information also,

Best regards,


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-04-19 22:10]

Hi Luciano
Striking colors and pattern on this butterfly, which seems to be small.
As always the details are amazing and the exposure is perfect.

TFS and regards

Hello Luciano,
Excellent composition, sharpness and colours with good exposure control. A real pleasure to view. Well done.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-04-21 9:42]
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Bonjour Luciano,

Jolie espèce cette Lycaena tityrus, encore trop tôt pour observer chez nous.
Couleurs et netteté parfaite pour la composition, excellent luminosité.
Je vois que tu utilise ton ancien APN, il y as eu quelque problème avec le SONY HX300v.
Le nouveau est parfait pour la macro, une agréable journée et merci pour le partage.
John vantighem

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2015-04-21 13:44]

Questa bellissima farfalla Lycaena tityrus. Luciano mi piace la BG dando un ricco sfondo a questa ragazza.

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Luciano

As always great macro from you, fine POV to show the butterfly's patterns,
beautiful soft light, excellent contrast of the color tones, TFS


Ciao Luciano, questa m'era sfuggita, non apre mai bene le ali, sta maledetta e si perde un po' il fuoco sulla punta delle ali, gran bei colori e ottimi dettagli, bravo, ciao Silvio

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