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Lycaena thersamon 4

Lycaena thersamon 4
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-19 6:09
Viewed: 2980
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycaena thersamon Esper, 1784)
Lesser Fiery Copper

Lycaena thersamon is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae with a wingspan of 25-35 mm.

It is a species of South-East Europe and Western Asia with a range from Italy to Iraq.

In Cyprus it is a locally common species in the lowland areas and the intermediate elevations. It is absent from the higher peaks.
The larval host-plant in Cyprus is Polygonum equisetiforme , a common plant of the Polygonaceae family.
Lycaena thersamon is on the wing from March until the beginning of December in four successive, overlapping generations.

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Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Excellent photograph.Nice POV with good details and sharpness.Very clear picture against green BG.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Beautiful image with excellent sharpness and colors


A mind blowing macro image of this tiny but extremely beautiful Lycaenidae, Chris.
Naked human eye cannot see such fine details as clearly as in your picture. This is height of professionalism in nature imagery.
I feel honoured to be your neighbour today.

Amazing color - depth and sharpness on your subject, thanks you for sharing this with us. A lovely image.

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  • sanjay (115)
  • [2013-07-19 7:29]

Hello Christodoulos...very nice macro work with good DOF and interesting wings of the species too... nice one

Hello Christodoulos,
Another beautiful presentation,beautiful PoV,perfectly exposed and remarkable sharpness.
Best regards,

WAUWH! Christodoulos
this is super good
i like the sharpness light and the beautiful colours
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-19 9:03]

Hi Chris,beautiful capture of this rare lycaena,very similat at the common and friendly phlaes.A perfect capture in a classic pose whit the usual top quality of details and colors.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
I am speechless and congratulate you for this magnificent photography.
Beautiful color and sharpness.
Great POV and timing.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-19 10:43]

Hello Christodoulos,
As always a fantastic macro in high quality. The clarity is amazing and the details are really perfect.
Enjoy the weekend,

Hello Christodoulos,

Light, sharpness and coluors are perfect !!! Congraculations...


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-07-19 22:50]

excellent work. really beautiful frame in color dislay with interesting species. a top class picture of this species with wonderful background. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-19 23:18]

Hello Christodoulos.
Amazing shot of a beautiful and colorful Lesser Copper.
The composition and POV are great, colors are brilliant and warm and the details are sharp! The BG is very nicely defocused and really compliments the shot!Regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-20 0:50]

Hi Christodoulos,
One of the best butterfly photos. Crystal clear details,
gorgeous colours, fantastic composition and background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-20 5:04]

Hello Christodoulos,
An very beautiful Lycaenidae which we don't see in my country. A perfect shot which absolute sharpness and a well chosen composition. Just great as usual:-)
Have a nice weekkend

Hello Christodoulos

Nice low POV and perfect complimentary BG to present this little Lyacena and its amazing copper colour. Beautiful flow to the composition.


Hi Christodoulos,

The stem is framing well the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Lesser Fiery Copper butterfly. The ood luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.


Giasou Christodoule
A superb photo, perfect focus and detail, beautiful and simple setting, nice background.
A perfect specimen with beautiful colours.
regards yiannis

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of interesting little butterfly, fantastic details, superb sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

dear Christodoulos,
colours are very sharp and beautiful.
contrast is very suitable.
composition is good.
resolution is very high.

many thanks,
Mehran Jahangiri.

Perefect shot Christodoulos,
Lovely composition with excellent sharp details and natural colors

TFS Thijs

Hi Christodoulos,
Your photo is simply the definition of the word "clarity". What a perfectly sharp, noise free image! What a perspective! What a beautiful color gamut! What a composition! One of the most aesthetic butterfly photos on the whole site. Hats off of you, Sir.
Best regards, László

TFS the magnificent specie MF Christodoulos! Beautiful natural colours very good details in the great close up.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-21 17:46]

Hello Christodoulos
such a pretty butterfly well captured in exciting smooth green backgrounds. The details are well presented.
Splendid and superb shot.


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-24 0:51]

Hi Chris,
perfect photo of lovely L.thersamon,
beautiful composition, outstanding sharpness for amazing details,
natural colors, perfect BG !
Well done !
Best regards !

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  • sincap (109)
  • [2013-07-26 1:38]

A wonderful job. The photo is just outstanding. Color, background, focus and composition are made ​​great.
Best Regards Sincap

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of this butterfly, with very beautiful
light and color tones, specially the colors of
the butterfly, fine POV, being framed diagonally
in the image it gives great dynamism to the photo, TFS


Merci Christodoulos, pour ce papillon.
Nous ne voyons pas en France...
Ta photo est d'une qualité exceptionnelle : digne des magazines professionnels.
Bonne soirée

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2013-10-03 12:41]

Beautiful picture with superb sharpness, colors and BG

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