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Lycaena phlaeas

Lycaena phlaeas
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-21
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-11 5:11
Viewed: 2855
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycaena phlaeas (Small copper) is a small butterfly in the Lycaenidae family with a wide distribution in the northern hemisphere from Japan, Asia, Europe to North America.
In Cyprus it is a common butterfly, widely distributed everywhere on the island.
It is on the wing from February to November, in successive generations.
Larval food plants are members of Rumex such as R. cyprius and R. cristatus.

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A very detailed and sharp image of the subject. Good POV, BG, DOF, lighting and contrast.

Hallo Yiannis,
a superb macro shot of the Small Copper taken from an excellent lateral POV with fantastic light and colours, fine detail with a marvellous wing texture, a very pleasing composition
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-11 6:05]

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in splendid light and clear colours. Superb POV, DOF and composition. Very nice blurred BG.

Hallo Yiannis,

what an nice image with good pov and sharpness from this Small copper.
Fine colors.


Αξεπέραστη φωτογραφία Γιάννη. Εξαιρετική γωνία λήψης, πολύ καλή σύνθεση, όμορφα χρώματα, καταπληκτικό φόντο, υπέροχος φωτισμός και εντυπωσιακή ευκρίνεια.

Hello Yiannis,
Splendid capture with excellent details and superb clarity.
What a lovely composition with excellent background and nice POV.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-11 7:28]

Hello Yiannis
Superb macro capture taken with great details, wonderful colors and nice composition

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-11 7:50]

Fine lighting for this lovely species, good image. tfs.

WAUWH !!Yiannis this is a super sharpness pose of this beauty
Great details and beautiful colours make this a SUPER PICTURE
greeting lou

Γεια σου Γιάννη,

excellent capture!!

Ciao Yannis, great macro of lovely little butterflyon a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Geia sou Yianni,
An exceptional photo!!! Amazing composition, wonderful colours and BG and excellent sharpness. Bravo! Best regards, Pambos

Ciao Yiannis. Great POV here and superb detaisl for the small beauty. Fantastic natural colours and playing of light. Best compliments.


Hi Yiannis,
Excellent macro capture of Lycaena phlaeas. Thanks for sharing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-12 2:49]

Hello Yiannis,
very beautiful and splendid sharpness of the butterfly. Very lively colours with shiny reflection from its tiny hairs.
excellent contrast especially with the blurry background.
Very exciting view from your composition.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-12 11:37]

Hello Yiannis,
Very fine close-up on this lovely Lycaenid. Love the way it holds on the edge of the leaf. Perfect sharpness, so many details are visible, even the fine red lines on the hindwing. Well done!
Kind regards

Hi Yiannis, Great macro with beautiful colours and focus!!!!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-14 13:58]

Helleo Yiannis,
fine details and great sharpness,
beautiful colors and nice exposure
Congratulations and best regards ..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-15 10:30]

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent close up of this Small copper showing the wonderful wing patterns and colours. Splendid camera work throughout this excellent image.Best regards Siggi

How beautiful..!!!

Amazing details and POV..!!!
TFS :-)

amazing capture Yiannis, perfect light and definition, marvelous colors for a very beautiful compo,

congratulations !

have a nice evening,

ciao, tino

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