<< Previous Next >>

Scarce copper - Lycaena virgaureae

Scarce copper -  Lycaena virgaureae
Photo Information
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: 2009-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 4, Soft on the eye images [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-04 12:47
Viewed: 3664
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scarce copper - Lycaena virgaureae

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.

jrobertop, Argus, tcr, Miss_Piggy has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Marx,

A Lycaenida very luxuriant!... very good capture, with brilliant ligth but well balanced, a good result using flash! excellent composition!



Wow! Wonderful capture!
Exuberant colours have this butterfly.
Excellent sharpness and details also.
Congratulations and TFS this beauty!
José Roberto

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-04 22:56]

Hello marx,
A fine sharp capture of a fresh speciemen of a female L. virgaureae. I have never seen on that shines with such a purple iridescence as this one and they are quite common in Sweden. Nicely composed with a pleasing contrasting natural BG.
Thanks and have a nice weekend,

  • Great 
  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-09-05 13:37]

Hello Marx.
Pretty and colorful picture.
Nice composition, full body focus, light, POV.
Well done.

Ciao Marx. Splendid natural colours here and very good details. I like the strange BG and the interesting light's management.


Ciao Marx, superb macro of lovely little butterfly with fantastic colors, excellent details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-17 19:58]

Hi Marx,
your butterfly shots are really beautiful and exciting. i like looking at this one. so sharp and so clear. the patterns is very lovely and indeed a pleasant shot to appreciate.
you have composed it very well.


Hallo Marx
Words are not needed, as the eye and heart speaks for itself if I look at this gorgeous butterfly. Outstanding not only for the beauty, but also for the photography of this delightful butterfly. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

Calibration Check