Smile! The world is a beautiful place (^_^)


This pretty little butterfly is called Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) in English, “Small Fire butterfly” in Dutch, and “Small Goldwing” in Swedish.  I’m not sure, but I think (guess) one reason why it’s “gold” in one place and “copper” in another is because the colours of this butterfly varies slightly depending on where it lives.

I was lucky to find one sitting in the warm sunlight (usually they’re very active in bright sun) and was able to shoot it (I mean photograph) slightly backlit which really brought out its beautiful colours. Notice that the orange at the tip of the antennae also matches its wings, very stylish!

Update: Last week, WordPress didn’t recognize my weekly post as a post, thus it didn’t show up in the Reader of those who subscribe to my blog. Luckily, this issue seems to be resolved now!

16 responses

  1. wonderful expression
    of skill & patience 🙂

    August 19, 2018 at 4:34 PM

  2. Absolutely beautiful image Camilla.

    August 19, 2018 at 6:19 PM

  3. Beautifully done, Camilla! The details and colour are amazing!

    August 19, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    • Thanks so much, Pete! Always appreciate your visits 🙂

      August 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM

  4. Lovely capture of a difficult subject. 😊

    August 19, 2018 at 6:47 PM

  5. This is such a beautiful photo Camilla, in all different ways. A very good composition, sufficient clarity and a good exposure. Well done!

    August 19, 2018 at 8:11 PM

  6. Excellent shot, Camilla! 🙂

    August 19, 2018 at 9:16 PM

  7. You consistently make these little creatures look interesting and beautiful. High school biology texts need your pics desperately!

    August 20, 2018 at 10:04 PM

    • Thanks so much, Tony! They ARE interesting and beautiful! 🙂

      August 21, 2018 at 5:14 AM

  8. Excellent shot (I mean photograph!), Camilla. And such a tiny one!

    August 28, 2018 at 2:16 AM

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