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Lycaena thersamon 5

Lycaena thersamon 5
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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: 2013-09-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-22 6:21
Viewed: 2652
Points: 42
[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 Christodoulos,
What a beautiful symmetrical image! The colours, sharpness and bokeh are incredible. Well done.

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful composition,as usual great sharpness and clarity,Perfectly exposed and lovely colours.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-22 8:24]

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent shot on this two Lesser Fiery Copper. The colors and detail look great. Your composition and framing are perfect here. Nice seperation from the beautiful OOF backround. This looks great!Regards siggi

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-22 8:39]

Hi Christodoulos! Great picture here of these beautifull species and in a excellent moment! Great sharpness, details, color and the point of view is perfect to enjoy the moment. I like it. Congratulation and thank you for sharing this master piece! Un saludo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-22 10:56]

Hi Chris,fantastic capture of this rare lycaeneide mating,the quality is anotother time the best,spectacular details and colors,looks like a single butterfly in a mirror!! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful pair of this butterflies.Nice details with beautiful colour.Even little flower is looking nice.Overall beautiful presentation.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely couple of maiting butterflies, rare in my country, I never see in nature, beautiful blurry BG, splendid light, superb sharppness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, great macro, bravo, ciao Silvio

hallo Chritodoulos
super good sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours

GREAT shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-22 18:59]

Awesome capture Christodoulos,
You couldn't have asked for a finer composition then this. Both butterflies are shown in exceptional detail and gorgeous colors. Outstanding image and of the highest quality!!
I'm sure they never dreamed the whole world would be viewing them in their private moment;)

Well seen - perfectly documented - congratulation for this shot!

Hallo Christodoulos
Both flower and butterflies are beautiful and they compliment each other nicely. The detail of both is also very good especially the patterns on the wings. A quality image throughout, and the mating moment is an additional bonus. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos
This is the perfect moment.Well captured and presented my Friend.Nothing but perfection.Congrats!
Thank You.
Best wishes

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-23 12:16]

Bonsoir Christodoulos,
A very striking pair! Perfectly shown by the fine colour-contrast orange wings and grey background. As usual luminous and well presented.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2013-09-23 13:41]

Hello Christdoulos,
All I can say is AMAZING. yes AMAZING.

Hallo Christodoulos
Coppers are from my favourite butterflies. I also like to capture them. You are lucky to find its couple and your shot great from lateral POV and with great sharp details. Colorations splendid. Also DOF with f/13 gives great results. Thanks so much this beauty. Well done.
Have a nice day

This is the show Christodoulos! wonderful colours perfect great compo. Bravo!


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-09-25 9:27]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Great capture of this Lesser Fiery Copper couple ..
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-27 0:53]

Hi Christodoulos,
Very nice composition, fantastic sharpness details and amazing colors. Excellent blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Giasou Christodoule
A superb and very beautiful photo.
Perfect specimens, excellent detail, composition and colours
regards yiannis

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-01 0:52]

Hello Christodoulos
such a wonderful view and such a lovely moment to have the butterflies captured together in mirror style.
Excellent details and powerful color contrast.
Well presented view.


Hello Christodoulos
Very well captured matting image.
Fantastic sharpness and colour.
I am also like the composition.
best wishes.

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