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The Lesser Fiery Copper

The Lesser Fiery Copper
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Copyright: Ozgur Eriz (anemone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 484 W: 0 N: 181] (651)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC W220
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-04 13:07
Viewed: 6149
Points: 107
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lesser Fiery Copper (Lycaena thersamon) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found from Eastern Europe, Italy and South-East Europe to Mongolia and North-Western China.

The wingspan is 14-16 mm. The butterfly flies from April to October depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Polygonum aviculare, and possibly other Polygonaceae species.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-04 13:13]

Hello Ozgur,
Great looking Butterfly you have captured an image of here, its colouring is lovely. The quality of the image is lovely too. I love the way one can even see the detail in its antenas. Very nice indeed.
Best regards Siggi

Merhaba Özgür,

Küçük ateş kelebeği en favori kelebeklerimden biridir. Bu bir bay olmalı. Çok güzel yakalamışsınız. Tebrik ederim. Elinize sağlık. Faydalı bir not eşliğinde güzel bir sunum haline gelmiş.

Selam ve sevgiler.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-04 13:20]

Merhaba Ozgur,
muhteşem renkler butterfly.
Super POV. Istisnai yeni resim, tebrikler.
A wonderful akşam,

P.S. Türkiye'de veya Türkiye menşeli bir resim fotoğrafçılara adanmış.

hello Ozgur

very beautiful photo of this butterfly, with fine POV from
above showing excellent details, fine focus and sharpness,
beautiful luminosity and colour tones, TFS


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-04 13:26]

Merhaba Özgür,
Bugün kelebeklerin günü galiba:)Renkler,detaylar,ışık ve pozlama mükemmel olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık..

Vayyyyyyyy Özgür:) Gözlerimiz yollarda kalmıştı valla. Hazır tatilken bir tane yüklemene sevindim. Heliotropium (?) çiçekleri üzerine konmuş bu dilberi çok güzel çekmişsin genç dostum. Biraz da botanik kareleri bekliyoruz senden haberin ola. Eline sağlık.
İyi geceler.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-04 15:14]

Hi Ozgur,

Your captured this Copper in a perfect open-winged position. I love how we can see the white flower behind the butterfly. Nice natural colors, good details and a lovely background.


Ozgur..cok guzel cekmissin. Gercekten ates gibi.. eline saglik..renkler, detaylar ve kompozisyon harika olmus..

Merhaba Ozgur,

An excellent macro with striking colors, pose & fine details. Well taken & presented.

TFS & salam!


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-02-04 20:09]

Dear Ozgur!

You present us a very beautiful picture of a Copper. I appreciate the great sharpness very much, this renders fine details. The very vertical point of view creates a fine effect and gives the viewer a good overall impression of this beautiful butterfly.

Kind regards


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-04 22:48]

Hello Ozgur

Nice focus on the head and antennae. Well saturated colours too.

Best wishes


Merhaba my friend Ozgur,
a new presentation, full splendid colors, very beautiful composition and good POV, a result with exceptional sharpness, it's a great photo output!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-05 0:40]

Merhaba Özgür,

Again a wonderful image of these butterfly.
Tghe sharpness to the horns are simple perfect, soft and fine for look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Merhaba Ozgur,
nice to see a new picture from you; a vey beautiful picture of the Lesser Fiery Copper taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness and splendid colours, very well composed.
Best regards

selamlar özgür bey,
açı ve detaylar harika olmuş,
renkler mükemmel.
elinize sağlık.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 0 N: 2406] (10606)
  • [2010-02-05 4:35]

Özgür bey selamlar,
Bir türlü detayları net çekemediğim türlerden ...
Güzel şirin şık bir kanatüstü makro kompozisyon.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

Ciao Ozgur. Nice POV with good detaisl on butterfly' body. Very good contras with graphic BG.


hello Ozgur
great sharpness and good details with nice light
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-05 9:46]

Hello Özgür,
Excellent capture of this beautiful Copper that I've never seen in real life. Very nicely presented showing great sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Merhaba Özgür, tam tepeden nefis çekmişsin. Eline sağlık.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-05 12:34]

Özgür çok güzel. Eline sağlık.

Hello Ozgur
a wonderful capture of this Lesser Fiery Copper, his orange wings are very well illuminated and stand out nicely against the dark BG
superb sharpness, DOF and POV
Thanks for sharing

Merhaba Özgür,

Nice to see a new photo of You. Except for one thing, everything's superb on the pic: POV, pose, background blur etc. Everything, except for, partially, sharpness. I mean it's fantastic on the antennas, but the wings became oof and blurry. I don't know the reason was either You focused on the b-fly's head or he was moving his wings a bit and 1/200 sec. became too slow. I really don't know, but unfortunately it may be seen on the result. Otherwise a fantastic image, too pity the sharpness problem can't be overlooked.

Best regards, László

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-02-05 23:19]

Özgür Bey merhaba,
Sarı kelebeği çok yerinde bir açıyla harika çekmişsiniz.Bütün detaylar görünecek kadar net.Ellerinize sağlık.

Bien captado el color Ozgur y una profundidad

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-07 10:01]

Merhaba Özgür,
A fine capture of a male L. thersamon resting with its wings half open. The POV shows its features with good sharpness where in focus and excellent colours, to contrast well against the blurred greyish BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Ozgur !
What a plendid butterfly ! I love its vivid color, and you have captured him in a great pose, with the wings open, so we can fully admire its beauty. The wingsmay be a bit OOF, but not such a big problem for me, because all the rest is so nice - colors, composition, POV, blurred BG... Very well done !

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2010-02-10 4:54]

Merhaba Özgür bey
kanat açık hali ile nefis olmuş ellerinize sağlık selamlarımla.

Hi Ozgur
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition et magnifique BG
J'apprecie les couleurs de ce beau papillon
au revoir et merci....JP

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-13 23:08]

Merhaba Ozgur,
very beautiful bright coloured butterfly. The hairy body is well shown. the wing spread is very lovely and you managed it very well.
You did very well with the dark background.


Hi Ozgur,
this golden butterfly is beautiful, the wings are glittering so nice and I love the warm colour very much.
Have a nice evening,
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Ozgur
Thanks for showing this colorful Lesser Fiery Copper in such great detail. I love the iridescence and colour of his wings. Great view.

TFS Janice

Hallo Ozgur
This is indeed a beautiful butterfly which is presented in a pleasant manner, but I must agree to what Lazlo has said that the image lacks a bit of sharpness. This little nit does not take away the fact that this is a beauty with the most special "autumn" colours on its wings, and still deserves a smiley. What I like the most about this image is the white flower, playing hide and seek behind the butterfly's wings. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Özgür.

Excellent shot.
I like the symmetry and details in this shot.
Vivid markings on the wings in good silenced bg.
Best regards.


Presented with a lot of taste.
Loved your notes.... based on the KISS principle.... keep it short & sweet.
Mario with greetings.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6448 W: 89 N: 15592] (65232)
  • [2010-02-28 12:43]

Ehm..i must to excuse me for the delay but i missed this beautiful butterfly,a great gift for me...very nice composition,the focus in the middle is very very nice,excellent composition,colors and details....have a nice week and thanks!! Luciano

Merhaba Özgür,
Nice shot of this beautiful Lycanidae, with fantastic colours on a well done blurred background. The light seems to come from its wings!
İyi geceler,

Merhaba Ozgur, wonderful butterfly with fantastic colors, good details, lovely blurry BG and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Özgür,
Nefis bir kelebek çekimi. Eline sağlık.

Hi Ozgur,

an good picture from these butterfly with good pov and details.
fine colours.


Hi Ozgur,
nice capture of this butterfly. Superb colour and depth. Great to see it with fully openned wings. Tfs.
Have a nice week.

Wonderful butterfly !
Colors and details are great!

My dear bro Ozgur,
I'm pleasantly surprised to see a post from you!
I love this shot, it is soooooooooo artistic and pleasing to the eye!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-24 17:58]

Hello Ozgur,
A beautiful butterfly captured superbly by your excellent camera work. Thank you Ozgur great work.

Focus on the wings has gone a bit soft, but all in all, it is an attractice capture of this golden butterfly, Ozgur.
Well done and also thanks for writing your kind critique on my recent picture.
All the best.

Good morning Ozgur,

This beautiful butterfly is well-named and shows up nicely against the grey background! Beautiful details on the antennae and head area. Although the wings are very beautiful, they are not the main focus of your attention, and maybe this was intentional.

I find it difficult to get photos of butterflies in Norway, as it is very windy, and the whole butterfly is out of focus :)



Hi Ozgur,
What a beautiful image of this butterfly. You are so lucky as I yet have to get it right to take a photo of one. Beautiful colors and interesting notes too. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Hi Ozgur,
A nice capture of this beautiful Lesser Fiery Copper butterfly. Very well composed shot with good sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

nice capture, TFS Ori

Hi, Ozgur,
Excellent foreground of this beautiful butterfly.
Salutacions cordials,

Hi Ozgur,
you have started a really nice collection of macros. This fiery copper stands out. How you master the difficult focussing with a compact camera is great, I envy you. The limited DOF is unavoidable with the equipment used. The perspective and the composition are excellent. Thanks too for the information that goes with this species that we don't see here.
Best regards,

Hola Ozgur

Una bonita mariposa con esos colores estupendos, preciosa composición y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Ozgur
a great capture of this beautiful little Lycaena.
The colours are well saturated with good light management.

Hello Ozgur! Amazing butterfly. Excellent note, interesting information. Superb shot. Good exposure and capture, ideal cut. Fine background, nice colours, very fine light and bright. Perfect sharpness. Well done!

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