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Lycaena helle

Lycaena helle
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Copyright: Alina Kol (Alutka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 60 mm f 2,8 EF-S
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My purple obsession 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-10 6:36
Viewed: 2677
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycaena helle - Violet Copper - (Denis & Shiffermüller, 1775)

This is a gorgeous little butterfly. It is widely distributed across central and northern Europe but only in small widely spaced pockets of colonies.

The upperside has a remarkable violet sheen that seems to shimmer above the copper and black markings. It is particularly noticeable in the male but is also present in the female.

Please do not give me points (smiles) for photos, just give your true opinion (in English or else).

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Great catch.Good details.
The colors show very well.

hello Alina
super sharpness with very good light and beautiful colours
nice details and good pose ONLY i think horizontal is better
thanks greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-10 10:12]

Hi Alina
What a great shot!
Perfect details and colors.

  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-10 13:22]

Hallo Alina,
Tego jeszcze nie mialem szczescia spotkac.Na Twoim zdjeciu wyglada swietnie a najbardziej podoba mi sie naturalnie ten cudowny violetowy kolor.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-05-10 18:10]

I like the compo, saturation, lightness and sharpness.
Maybe the point of view could be better.

Good image despite the fact that the butterfly's wings are not entirely covered by the DOF. It is a very difficult Approach with your wonderful short Macro lens I know! Great colors, and fantastic white balance!
George Veltchev

Hallo Alina
I could not resist stopping by this image and adding my smiley. Purple is my absolute favourite colour and I cannot pass an image containing this colour. Although the main subject is the butterfly, it is the pretty violet colour that caught my attention. I like the way it is playing hide and seek between the other colours on the wings. I added it to my theme "My purple obsession" where it rightfully belongs. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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