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Sooty copper - Lycaena tityrus

Sooty copper - Lycaena tityrus
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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: 2011-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-01 11:10
Viewed: 1925
Points: 8
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Sooty copper - Lycaena tityrus

Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: April-October.

Size: 28-32mm

Altitude: 50-2500m

It flies from northern Spain across all of Europe to Poland and Greece except Scandinavia and the UK. It never seems to be very common but the individuals that are present are usually rather conspicuous, flying rapidly about and feeding avidly at flowers. Often they it in the centre of flowers without feeding, presumably this offers them a little more warmth but I would have thought at the expense of camouflage.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-09-01 11:36]

Hi Marx,
Excellent macro work.Composition and light are very good.
Excellent focus on the eye.
Regards Jiri.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-09-01 13:11]

Niepospolita kompozycja jak tez ujecie pod swiatlo z niskiego POV.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Beautiful capture of the butterfly with good focus and sharpness.

Hello Marx,
Impressive difficult POV, very well managed!... Congratulations!

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