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Lycaena tityrus and Ranunculus flowers

Lycaena tityrus and Ranunculus flowers
著作權:Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
相機:Sony Cybershot DSC P150
Exposure:f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version:Original Version
提交日期:2009-11-02 2:58
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Hi Folks,

Thank you very much, Peter, Silvio, Maurizio and Siegfried, for your kind help in identifying this species. I also thank you, Anne, for giving ID of these beautiful yellow flowers.

As always, I will be happy to get your comments/suggestions/critiques in improving my picture.

thanks and regards,


WiKiPedia Information on Sooty Copper:

The Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Europe.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaeides
Genus: Lycaena
Species: L. tityrus
Binomial name
Lycaena tityrus (Poda, 1761)

The wingspan is 28-30 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Rumex acteosa and Rumex acetosella.

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To peter_stoeckl: thank youparasbhalla 1 11-02 07:49

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This is indeed a great immage,wonderfull capture,nice colours and verry good photo.Congratulations.Alin.

Hello Paras,
excelent photo and composition, splendid colors and light,
TFS, best regards,

Hello Paras! Wonderful 3D, amazing macro, perfect sharpness. Fantastic shot. Well done!

Hello Paras,
a beautiful picture, about the ID i think a female Lycaena alciphron or a female Lycaena tityrus, but i am not sure, splendid colours and very good sharpness, a nice composition
Best regards

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1000 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-11-02 3:41]

Slav Paras,
Very good macro shot.Nice colors and great composition in splendid light.TFS and regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 3 N: 8711] (40556)
  • [2009-11-02 3:57]

Hello Paras,
Very cute pose of this little Lycaenidae between the petals of a Ranunculus-flower.I don't know exactely about the ID, I think Maurizio is right. An original and well taken shot with a fine vertical presentation.
Have a nice week.
Kind regards

Ciao Paras. Hard POV today for a clear and inteersting macro. Good bright colours. Nice compo.


Hello Paras,
brightly well lighted, well approached portrait of a Lycaenid that is most probably a female of the Soothy Copper, Lycaena tityrus.
The image looks as if there was penty of sunlight available, but looking at exposure data, there must have been rather low light at f/3.2 and 1/60 sec shutter time, and under these circumstances the result is good. Focus is well aimed on the butterfly's head, and both wings are within well sufficient depth of field. Busy background may not always be avoided in the field. Choosing maximum focal lenght, i.e. zooming to maximum tele at macro-mode at compact cameras, might help to achieve a better setoff from background.
Thank you! With best regards,

A fine mixture of well balanced faunal and floral elements in sharp focus and excellent exposure Paras, the saturated colours look so good against the fuzzy greens.
TFS and cheers,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-02 6:55]

Wonderful lycaenidae!
Great details and colors.

Ciao Paras, lovely lycaena titirus on a beautiful flower, splendid sharpness, fine details, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-02 7:23]

Hello MF Paras.
Very good macro of this Sooty Copper. Good background and lighting too. Thank you.
Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-02 8:05]

Very nice photo with great colors and details!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2009-11-02 8:25]

Hello Paras,
Though this POV shows this female Sooty Copper somewhat sqashed between the two Ranunculus flowers, it does show the front of the butterfly with fine clarity and this for me is the main attraction of this image.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-02 9:04]

Hi Paras. You have taken both with fine detail and bright colours. You have used the light so well in this close up. We can see the markings so well on the wings. A nice pose on the yellow flower, well taken TFS.

Hello Paras,

a very nice picture from this butterfly and flower with good pov and fine warm colours.


Buenos colores para esta inusual toma. Angulo interesante pero buscas m嫳 lo art疄tico que lo t嶰nico en esta ocasi鏮 jeje.
Saludos Paras: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5994 W: 89 N: 15106] (63307)
  • [2009-11-02 15:52]

Hi Paras,very nice point of view and excellent sharpness and colors,beautiful composition too.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Paras

Shocking brightness throughout the photographic plane. Very curious pose of this butterfly, seems struggling to get their food!

Good job, good close-up



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5098 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2009-11-03 1:00]

Hello Paras,
Very nice photo in beautiful light and colours. Good sharpness with the focus on the head, composition, DOF and POV. Nice contrasting BG.

Hello Paras
i like this shot for the beautiful colors and luminosity
the butterfly is captured with wonderful details
very good composition and nice BG
Have a good night

Bonjour Paras,
Excellent angle de prise de vue permettant d'appr嶰ier la finesse des d彋ails et la d幨icatesse des couleurs de ces deux remarquables sujets.
A bient矌 sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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