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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/7.8
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Europe, Insects (Insecta) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-19 14:57
Viewed: 4099
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my Friends!
I just returned from very fruitful conference in the Netherlands, so let me show one of pictures taken during this time :>

As far as I know, this is a male of Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) known also as American Copper or the Common Copper (in Polish: czerwonczyk zarek)

Distribution: almost all Europe, known also from some regions of Asia, N Africa and N America. Usually not rare or even common.

Habitat: chalk downlands, heathland, woodland clearings and churchyards, known also from cities

Size: 25-30mm

Life cycle: two generations during a year

Flight-period May to early October (Europe) or even February to late October (N Africa)

Host-plants of larvae: mainly different Rumex species

Picture was taken in Dwingelderveld National Park, E Netherlands.

And last but not least, I would like to dedicate this picture to the Dutch photographer - Laurens (euroblinkie).

rousettus, maurydv, roges, gannu, horias, Dis. Ac., oanaotilia, boreocypriensis, jlinaresp, Noisette, anel, meyerd has marked this note useful
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welcome Radomir.
I am pleasure your conferance very well.
your capture also very well. it looks very pretty on beautiful flowers. sharp details, POV, colors and composition great. nicely framed and noted with good information.
TFS, have a good night

Hello Radomir,
a very beautiful picture of the Small Copper, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, very pleasing composition with an harmonious environment.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-20 1:54]

Hi Rado,perfect realisation also in the shadow,very good sharpness and naturals colors too,don't work a lot..ehehhe.....have a nice Sunday! Luciano

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-20 3:22]

Witaj Radomir,

Witamy z powrotem! Mam nadzieję, że podobnie jak w Holandii. Kraju, w którym nie można znudzić.
Wyjątkowe makra.
Z piękne kolory i BG góry ... po prostu wyjątkowe.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-09-20 3:32]

Hello Friend, Welcome back and hopefuly you had a very nice time. Well shot and well presented. Ganesh

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-20 7:46]

Wonderful colored capture, great sharpness details, good POV, lovely flower.

hello Radomir
super composition with good light and great details
beautiful colours with good sharpness
greeting lou

Hello Radomir,

a good presentation from this butterfly with good pov and dof.
Fine natural colours.


Witaj MF Radek,

Very beautiful macro capture of a small copper from lateral POV with neat details, soft lighting and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!
Greeting from windy Izmir,


Hi Radomir,

A Lycaena beautiful!, captured with great skill, in very difficult light conditions. Good work, excellent result. Thanks for the note, quite useful.


Hello Radomir
great shot of Small Copper, wonderful composition, fine POV from his profil
i like superb details and the lovely colors
Have a good night

Ciao Radomir, beautiful composition with lovely lycaena(the same that I post three day ago by an other POV), splendid natural colors, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-23 4:46]

hello Radomir,
This is a fine picture of the Small Copper perched on a Calluna flower. I like the vertical composition and the fine light of your shot. Discreet, but beautiful picture.
Very well seen.
Kind regards

Hello Radomir,
I agree this must have been a fruitful conference when they presented you this species rich flower meadow :-) , that is not what we usually expect to see in the Netherlands, the agronomical champion. You even got this nice Small copper that has not graced my backyard yet. You have few butterflies in your rich portofolio, they certainly stand out among the dark beetles, dewy bats and slippery amphibians :-). Well done my friend!
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-27 6:30]

Hi Radomir,
beautiful butterfly with beautiful flower.
excellent presentation in good surroundings.
i like the purple colour as it contribute to the beauty of your graphical composition.


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