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Purple-Shot Copper

Purple-Shot Copper
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Copyright: Alina Kol (Alutka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon 60 mm f 2,8 EF-S
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-12 6:25
Viewed: 2623
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775) - Czerwończyk zamgleniec

The Purple-Shot Copper is a butterfly in the family of the Lycaenidae or copper butterflies and in the genus of the Lycaena.

The coloring of the males and the females is very different, i.e. the sexual dimorphism is very strong. The top sides of the wings are red-gold with black spots. The males fluoresce purple, while the females' top side is brown, also with black spots. The rear wings have submarginal spots.

The caterpillar is nocturnal and eats Sorrel. The fully grown butterfly eats wild thyme, ground-elder, and blackberry flowers.

The Purple-Shot Copper can be found in Europe, Morocco, and Turkey in heights between 500 and 900 meters.

This butterfly migrates from June to July.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-09-12 9:07]

Hi Alina, again,
beautiful composition, beautiful butterfly put in the right light. The picture is high resolution, sharp and the flower does not "compete" with the colors of the animal. Well done, Alina!
Best regards from Switzerland

Hi Alina
fantastic detail, great shot and great color
compliment, great work

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-09-12 15:15]

wow! magnifique image!
tres bonne netette et detailles!
belles couleurs!


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