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Scarce Copper

Scarce Copper
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Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 28-105
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-06 1:51
Viewed: 3490
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The male (Lycaena virgaureae) is a strikingly beautiful butterfly with his vivid, solid orange upperside which is very conspicuous in flight and helps to locate him as he's whizzing around! The undersides are very characteristic with the white splodges in the post-discal line. The female upperside is much duller and very spotty. Despite its name, this butterfly seems quite common in upland areas over about 1000m. Females are seen more rarely.

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Dear Rimantas!

You present us a very beautiful picture. It looks more like a particular jewel than a "simple" butterfly on a daisy. It's magnificent, the harsh colour contrast creates a terrific impact. The composition with the blurred repetition of the flower in the background gives the picture a great depth of view. Moreover, you have well managed the lighting, not easy with white petals and a dark main subject!

Kind regards


Hi Rimantas,
A picture difficult, those white flowers are very difficult to balance of light. You did a great job with these. The flutters is an attractive location in the photographic plane. I sense a bit relaxed approach on the bug, however it is resiltado very pleasing to the eye. Good work. TFS

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