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Purple Shot Copper

Purple Shot 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: 2009-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-30 7:31
Viewed: 3465
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Purple Shot Copper,
Lycaena alciphron

AT Violetter Feuerfalter
BE Violette vuurvlinder
CZ Ohniváček modrolesklý
DK Violet ildfugl
EE Siniläik-kuldtiib
FI Purppurakultasiipi
FR Cuivré mauvin
ES Manto de Purporo
NL Violette vuurvlinder
IE Purple-shot Copper
LU Violette vuurvlinder
LV Violetais zeltainitis
DE Violetter Feuerfalter
PL Czerwończyk zamgleniec
SK Ohniváčik modrolesklý
SE Stor violett guldvinge
TR Buyuk Mor Bakir Kelebegi
HU Ibolyás tűzlepke
UK Purple-shot Copper

Distribution: Across Europe except UK, Benelux and Scandinavia, usually in hills or mountains. Also from the Moroccan High Atlas mountains.

Identification: Males are distinct with their purple sheen. Can be confused with the Purple Edged Copper, L. hippothoe. The post discal arc of spots on latter species is smoothly curving. In alciphron it these spots are grouped in pairs and are not aligned.

Habitat: Flowery meadows from low levels (can be hot and dry in Mediterranean areas) to over 2000m. In Morocco upto 2500m.

Behaviour: Males often fly very fast when the sheen on the upperside looks mauve red in flight.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-30 7:41]

Hello Marx,
A superb capture of a fine specimen of a male L. alciphron taken from a great POV to show its open wings with excellent sharpness and lighting and set in a fine composition against a good OOF natural BG.
Thanks and best regards,

beautiful picture of this blue. Wonderful details and sharpness. tfs!

Hi Marx,

Very nice bokeh, good composition and amazing clarity. Good job.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-30 9:00]

Hello Marx,
Excellent photo of this butterfly. Great sharpness, details, compositon and isolated from the BG. Wonderful clear colours.
Very beautiful!!!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-06-30 9:05]

Beautiful macro!

Hi Marx
Nice capture.
Great details and good clarity.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-30 9:57]

Hello Marx,
excellent photo of a butterfly. Very sharp with good details. Beautiful clear and natural colours. Great DOF and composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-30 10:37]

Hi Marx !

Super połów!
Wyroby produkowane i odegrał wyjątkową.
Do widzenia,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-30 11:19]

Hi Marx. This is the second new butterfly for me today. I see so many new things on TN. From your top POV i can see all of the open wing markings a nd fine detail . With rich colours. wel ldone TFS.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-06-30 11:38]

excellent capture of the pretty butterfly! :-) the sharpness and colors are really great, love the details, especially the
hairy body and the black and white antennae. wonderful job & best wishes, thor.

Ciao Marx, great capture of beautiful little butterfly with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, superb macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Marx,
Really excellent image. Should have been a studio shot!! Perfect lighting and composition. Thanks.

Wow, This has a wonderful 3D effect, love the slight diagonal composition and the space on the left. The colors are good too
Goutham R

Hello Marx
Excellent capture of this Purple Shot Copper, very nice pose And POV , the open wings pose shows his beautiful colors, superb composition with great DOF and 3D effect, stunning details
Have a good night

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-07-01 17:37]

Hi Marx,
This is so lovely.
The copper on the wings is stunning, beautifully contrasted with the "purple" dusting around the top edges of the wings and around the body.
A very pleasing composition with sharp details and great DOF.
TFS. : )

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-02 9:41]

Hola Marx,
fima macro y color,
detalles hermosos y pov.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-07-12 0:39]

Hello Marx,
real beauty! fantastic capture, beautiful details, great composition and colors

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-14 9:38]

Hello Marx,
Terrific capture of this gorgeous Copper in lovely colours! Exccellent sharpness and a fine background that makes it stand out.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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