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Purple-edged Copper II

Purple-edged Copper II
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7i
Exposure: f/4, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-11 9:31
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Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycaena hippothoe - family Lycaenidae.

PL: Czerwończyk płomieniec
UK: Purple-edged Copper
SK: Ohniváčik štiavový
CZ: Ohniváček modrolemý
ES: Manto de Cobre
DE: Lilagold-Feuerfalter
SE: Violettkantad guldvinge
NO: Purpurgullvinge
FI: Ketokultasiipi
DK: Violetrandet Ildfugl
NL: Rode vuurvlinder

After few moths and caterpilars I've found another butterfly ;-D
This small butterfly is protected in my country. You can find it on wet meadows, forest borders and clearings. The butterflies are on the fly in June and at the start of July.
The females are even more interesting than the males (presented on the picture).

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Hi Chris.

A fine composition with appropriate DOF and BG. Sharp details and lovely colors.BG is masterly arranged.

Well Done & TFS.

HI Chris,
it's a beautiful little butterfly, I love the brilliant colours and the sharpness, also a pretty arrangement, with the nice BG, thanks and regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Chris,
A grand shot with lovely colours,DOF and POV.

Hi Chris

Exellent shot off this little butterfly
Great compo, sharpness, colours,POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-11 11:21]

Hi Chris,

Great shot of this butterfly,well captured and composed with lovely colors,well done


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-11 11:28]

Hi Chris,
Really wonderful shot of this Purple-edge Copper. Very sharp and showing off its bright colour against the diffuse background.
TFS, Ulla

Delightful capture of this pretty butterfly, Chris.
Fine POV, details and colours.

Piękny zamgleniec Jakas trawka wpadla z prawej strony :-)

Hello Chris, colours are good and details also.
I like antennae.
Thank you,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-11 13:24]

Hello Chris,
The otherwise perfect sharpness of this shot is marred a little by the vegetation in front of the r. forewing tip. Nice BG and presentation.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-11 13:56]

Nice image! Very good details and colours. I also like the composition here.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-11 14:47]

Hello Chris,
superb, sharp and well composed picture of hippothoe. Nice colours and appropriate non-disturbing background.

Hi Chris

You show this pretty butterfly beautifully. Well composed, very good light, saturation of colour looks spot on and nicely presented. :-)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-12 3:33]

Hi Chris

A truely nice shot og this lovely butterfly!
Excellent POV and DOF managed here! Very well done!
Also great natural colors and framing. A pleasant composition.

Bravo and TFS

Good composition Chris.

Good sharpness and POV.

Good background.

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-10-12 15:21]

Hi, Chris
I think this is the best photograph of a male hippothoe I have seen. Beautiful contrast between the orange butterfly and the green background, and just a hint of the purple iridescence visible.
Regards, Nigel.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-12 23:36]

Hello Chris

A beautiful shot.The colours are well saturated.The DOF and POV are excellent.The details are razor sharp.TFS


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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-13 7:50]

Hi Chris
Beautiful shot. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details and POV.
Well done and TFS


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-02-13 3:03]

Hi Chris,

Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, position, sharpness, lighting and background.


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