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Scarce Copper

Scarce Copper
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-26 10:05
Viewed: 2822
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: June - September

Size: 30-36mm

Altitude: 1000-2000m

The Scarce copper Lycaena virgaureae has to be one of the most strikingly coloured Butterflies in Europe.
They are quite common in the Alps, Pyrenees and other mountain ranges, up to 2000m and are always a joy to behold.
The female is a little less boldly coloured but still a jewel.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-26 10:24]

Hi Marx. The bright orange colour of the Scarce Copper covers the white of the flower. You have taken this with fine detail and bright colours. Very sharp around the head area.

ciao Marx!
nice catch with a Pov from above that shows the magnificent outline and coloring of this little Lycaenidae .... excellent definition and perfect management of light and chromatism
I wish for you and your family
a peaceful Christmas holiday sERGIO

Bellissimo scatto ed eccellente composizione!!!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 422] (1639)
  • [2009-12-26 12:12]

Hello Marx
good point of view on this Lycaena on a vivid white flower with great sharpness and good details. Great focusing and light management.
Best wishes

That's a wonderful moment, Marx, I love the view from above to see the orange wings wide open. A nice greeting from summertime, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-27 1:51]

Wonderful little lycaenidae!
Great sharp details and colors!

Hello Marx,
Lovely Lycanenidae, with so nice colors. Your capture is perfect! Good composition, nice pastel colors, good blured background. Congratulations! I wish you a very good year 2010,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-27 5:02]

Beautiful, orange against white, just great. tfs.

hello Marx
this is a super picture with good details and nice light
beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Czesc Marx! Swietna scena, wspanialy uklad: moty i kwiat. Doskonala ostrosc. Bardzo dobre swiatlo i kolory. Klaniam sie!

Witam serdecznie!
Bardzo kolorowe zdjecie ze swietna jakoscia. Kolorystyka o tyle skupia uwage, ze przy dzisiejszych pogodach, az milo sie wraca do wiosenno-letnich akcentow :)
Gratulacje i zyczenia najlepszego w 2010 roku!

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