Dorcas Copper

Posted by Craig Lipski on Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm

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Dorcas Copper
Lycaena dorcas

Ogemaw Co, MI

100-400 II
1/2000 sec, f/8
iso 800

This guy was a lifer for me, so I went to the RV and told my wife about it; we went out so she could see it, and no sooner did she get a look than an Ambush Bug nailed it!  Tried for some shots of him, (the Ambush Bug,) but he's tiny - about half of the diameter of the Shrubby Cinquefoil stamen clusters.  Even w/ a 1.4x and the 500D, I couldn't get anything that I'd share here.  I was happy with the color palette here, even if the light was pretty brutal.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.
Good light,

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by Tom Whelan on Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:16 pm
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Excellent image of a gorgeous butterfly - I only know the species from field guides.

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by Matthew Pugh on Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:01 am
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Great to see such a pleasing image of a subject that u have been waiting for - very nicely done imo

All the best

by Robert on Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:42 am
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Beautiful image and comp.

by Ed Cordes on Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:50 pm
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I love the colors. The composition is classic with great details.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:16 am
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So pleasing- the colors, as you say, are just lovely. Thanks for the story...too bad! But at least you got this memorable shot.
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by Bruce Sherman on Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:50 pm
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Very nice! I would not change a thing.

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