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Lycaena virgaureae

Lycaena virgaureae
Información de la foto
Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2009-07-15
Categorías: Insects
Cámara: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposición: f/10.0, 1/400 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
Tema(s): papillon en europe, Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, European Butterflies 9, Horia's favorites [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2009-08-10 6:56
Vista: 6759
Favoritos: 4 [Ver]
Puntos: 108
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The Scarce copper Lycaena virgaureae has to be one of the most strikingly coloured Butterflies in Europe. They are quite common in the Alps, Pyrenees and other mountain ranges, up to 2000m and are always a joy to behold. The female is a little less boldly coloured but still a jewel.
The males of this species are super bright red. In a field full colour - flowers, butterflies, birds... - a male perched on a flower head 20 meters away will instantly catch the eye. It is a common butterfly in high mountains although it is found in lower areas less commonly.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-10 7:06]

frumoasa compozitie si detalii impecabile
numai bine

Bardzo ładny Czerwończyk dukacik.
Bardzo ładnie komponuje się z kwiatkiem, Kolory kompozycja bez zarzutu.

ciao Horia!
excellent macro of Lycaena virgaureae with warm colors of nikon lens
well managed

geetings sERGIO

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-10 7:38]

Hello Horia,
Wonderful macro.It's very close and well detailed.I liked POV,colors,lighting and composition also.Thanks, have a nice days.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Horia,

Wonderful macro shot of the Scarce Copper butterfly!
The colors of the butterfly are wonderfully shown...amazing! The sharpness and POV are just great as well as the DOF is simply perfect. I like the great details of the wings of the butterfly, they are so awesome. Wonderful contrast between the white flower and the coppe shades of the butterfly. The antennae and eyes are beautifully presented.
Very well done!

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2009-08-10 7:45]

Hello Horia,
Great sharp detailed photo in splendid clear colours and a very nice POV and composition. Beautiful OOF BG.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-08-10 10:01]

Foarte frumoase culori si detalii, nu e usor sa redai culoarea acestei specii, felicitari pentru realizare!

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  • buscape Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
  • [2009-08-10 10:24]
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Hello Horia,
wonderful macro of the this beautiful butterfly on a well-fitting flower. I like the harmony of the colors in this perfect composition. Vivid but natural colors, great sharpness and lots of details. Very well done.
Best wishes,

Very elegant. The white color of its body makes a nice transition to the white of the flower. I would give you 3 points if I could.


Buna Horia,
Imagine perfecta, de o acuratete si finete deosebita.
Excelent obiectivul in redarea detaliilor si a naturaletei culorilor.
Felictari pentru realizare!

Hi Horia,

very nice presentation from this beautiful butterfly with good pov and sharpness.
fine colours.


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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-08-10 11:52]
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Zdravo Horia!
Colours,sharpness and compo are fantastic.Tfs.
With best wishes,

Hello Horia,
This is a wonderful composition, with so nice colours. This Lycanidae is a real beauty. The sharpness is perfect and the blurred background too. You even add a bonus: a little fly... TFS,

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2009-08-10 12:36]

colours and light are just amazing, bravo!

Hello Horia,
perfect light, natural colours and great sharpness.
The only point to criticize is the background noise.
I tried to decrease it. I hope that you will like the result
shown in the workshop.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-10 13:29]
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Hello Horia,
Perfect shot.Very beautiful species on also beautiful flower in nice bright light.
Best wishes, Pawel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-10 23:08]

Excellent image, fine colors of the butterfly and background, composition could have been better (rule of one thirds) or a vertical frame. tfs.

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2009-08-11 0:09]

Gran profundidad y excelentes colores, en su punto de saturación. Claridad de la toma . Muy atractiva.
Saludos Horia: J. Ignasi.

Hi Horia

Excellent shot of this beautiful butterfly
Excellent sharpness, details and composition.
Great work


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2009-08-11 1:44]

Hello Horia!

What a fantastic capture! I envy you very much this new to me specie. Great light and colours, beautifull subject. Perfectly composed and very detailed picture. Superb work!

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  • cris Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 3 N: 31] (789)
  • [2009-08-11 3:13]

Buna Horia,

Ce pot sa spun e... Wow, frumoasa executie.
Lumina e foarte buna si detaliile bogate.
La mai multe...


Very very nice a butterfly saquare.

hello Horia
this is super!!
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Horia
this shot is very beautiful, i like the vivid colors, the nice pose on this daisy, the superb details, the light effect on the petal, the BG and the great point of view
Have a good night

Hi Horia,

This lycaena is among the best I've seen photographs, the level of detail is simply superb, the texture and structure are fully visible alarms. It is a very good job with excellent light and very strong colors. I am grateful for this job posting.

Congratulations! regards...


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-08-11 21:59]

hi horia,

Great macro, Wonderfull colors and sharpness.
Good job.
The details are perfect.

Hi Horia,a superb shot,perfect in every way,including note.
Regards Les

the butterfly's colors are wonderful

Hallo Horia
The selection of butterflies in your gallery is growing very fast and it is really difficult to decide which one to stop by first. The details captured on both the butterfly and flower is really beautiful and display with great clarity. The copper colour of the wings is lovely and soft on the eye. What impress me the most of this image is the fine stripes captured on the paws and the antennas. The stripes on the paws look like little bees looking for nectar between the yellow anthers of the flower. The detail of the big eye is also very impressive. This image also makes me happy when I look at it, as it has a cheerful and sunny atmosphere that surrounds it. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Superba culoare ara fluturasul asta si poza este foarte buna.Salutari.Alin.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2009-09-04 2:35]

Hi Horia,
a splendid capture. Nice blurry background to ehance the dark orange colour of the butterfly. excellent presentation with a good pose.
The flower too is very beautiful.


Hello Horia,
Beautiful capture of the scarce copper. The fly is a nice bonus.
Great lighting angle really illuminates the wing textures. DOF is excellent - insect is sharp everywhere except for a slight softness on the near antenna.

Hello Horia
this is really perfect capture for very beautiful lycaenid and one of best I see of this species.
sharp details wonderful, coloration amazing beautiful. POV/DOF, BG and composition with daisy also great. thanks for sharing this beauty, have a nice week

Poza tinde catre perfectiune. Felicitari si pentru frame-ul ales bine (portocaliu). Andi

The clarity of this image is superb - you can see the feeding tube/tongue absolutely clearly. You could take out the little black speck on the mid-right hand side - looks like a small out of focus bee - for perfection.

Bonsoir Horia
Superbe netteté sur ce papillon . Très joli fondu de couleurs avec la marguerite qui rappelle à merveille les couleurs de l'insecte. J'apprécie. Une vue un peu moins centrée et le petit insecte sur la droite en moins, et la photo était au top !
Merci du partage.

Hello Horia,

That little fellow looks so good on the flower!
Excellent light renders great colours, macro work well done with strong emphasis on the subject DoF wise...
Silky-crisp texture in the wing!

Pablo -

Hi Horia,
I founfd out that I never commented on this spectacular Great copper you presented a while ago. As of now, compliments are no longer needed I think, others took already care of that. Truly great shot!
Best regards

Bonsoir ami Horia,

Extraordinaire de beauté.
Cette très belle macro montre la netteté généreuse des détails de ce papillon, posé délicatement sur cette fleur blanche.
Sa couleur est délicieuse.
Mes compliments pour cette superbe capture très sognée.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2009-12-18 10:31]

Oh Horia - how wonderful to see this Scarce copper on the flower. It's a lovely photo and both are so sharp and clear.
Very good focus and I see you also have a little flying insect in the scene too
Well done

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-01-02 21:24]

Hi Horia,
All the best for 2010.Great capture with pinsharp image showing the fine hairs and unique designs.Beautiful and colourful image.

Hi Horia
Excellent picture with wonderful colors and details...I like a lot spots and design on the wings...Well framed...

Hi Horia again,
Wonderful b-fly photography, absolutely fantastic lights, details, colors, contrast and composition. Not occasionally Your most rated photo (at this moment) - it's masterful. Everything's superb except for the little bg noise, but Peter corrected it in his WS.
Congrats and tfs, friendly regards, László

Salut Horia
encore une superbe photo d un beau papillon qui va se retrouver dans ma colection, belle composition et beau BG
Bravo et merci...JP

Hi Horia,

So much of detail, Amazing DOF and nice to see the antennae!

Thanks for sharing!

salut horias,
foarte frumoasa captura a acestui mic lycarid culorile sunt foarte clare o focalizare buna si de asemenea o incadrare excelenta in cadru

best regards,paul

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2010-02-24 11:16]

Hi Horia !
Excellent snapshot super colours, the sharpness, the contrast and the composition.
I am greeting Slawek

Superbe couleur et netteté.
J'aime beaucoup l'angle de prise de vue.
Bonne soirée Marilène.

Hello Horia,
Wow! what an incredible image. An excellent captured. Macro, POV, colours and other details wonderful. As a poetry.TFS.


AMAZING DETAILS&LIGHTS, very warm and happy colours

Ciao horia
nice photo,i like colours and the perfect macro on the flower and the butterfly

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2739 W: 280 N: 4918] (19857)
  • [2010-05-31 18:51]

Hello Horia,
A stunning image of this beautiful little butterfly. The detail is superb and the exposure is right on the money. Excellent DOF and composed perfectly! Great work!!!

Hi Horia
Excellent macro of this butterfly and small fly to the right of the flower. You captured two insects in one image. The detail is very sharp here and lighting is very complimentary.
TFS Janice

What a beautiful specie, and what a beautiful shot.
The colours are vibrant, the 3D effect beautiful, the buterfly (and the fly) excellent subjects. Great perch too.
I am happy my 2 points will sum 100 for this post.
Regards, Felipe.

I like this beautiful butterfly - the image is so sharp and vivid. The background is perfect (especially left corner).

Very nice colors and details, excellent POV, well captured with good composition.
Ciao, Melania.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-08-24 22:13]

Absolutely beautiful, Horia.
The colors are truly magnificent. So rich.
A lovely composition with excellent details.
Great job, and TFS. ; )

Buna Horia

Trebuie sa recunosc ca aceasta imagine cu minunata Lycaena virgaureae este una din preferatele mele. Detalile, culorile si compozitia este absolut minunat. Felicitari pentru aceasta captura si succes in continuoare.
Itzi doresc o duminica placuta in continuoare!

Composizione ben fatta, come pure i dettagli e il contrasto, peccato i bianchi bruciati dei petali del fiore.
Mi piace molto.

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