Copper Butterfly


Found this little one in our garden. He wouldn't sit still for more than a few seconds so it was a wild hunt. It belongs to the Copper Butterflies or (Latin: Lycaenidae; German: Bläulinge) which are also known as Gossamer-winged Butterflies. More details on them can be found on Wikipedia.


Have a look at it's face here



Taken with a Canon EOS 350D and the EF-S 60mm Macro. Exposure Mode: Manual. Shutterspeed 1/100. Aperture: f/13. Additional light supplied by a Speedlite 430 EZ with a softbox.


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  • Jon Law 9y

    lovely photo, great job :)
  • Ania 9y

  • john mc 9y

    very nice reini.....lovely detail..

  • cattycamehome 9y

    You did so well! To see one is amazing let alone get a photo - gorgeous!
  • Cid*(away) 9y

    Wonderful! Lovely details....very well done and fave!!!!:0)

  • Cloudberries 9y

    lovely little insect, its furry!
  • Diego Sevilla Ruiz 9y

    Wonderful! It must be the same species that the one I captured some ago...
  • nealoneal 9y

    very nice. I have never seen a butterfly of this kind, so furry. The image is very sharp and you really get a sense of the textures.
  • babka_babka 8y

    brilliant colour
  • babka_babka 7y

    Your Invited to Butterfly_Kisses
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Taken on May 25, 2006
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