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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-11 6:53
Viewed: 3963
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My internet problem continues denying me the chance to see the wonderful shots being posted here. What little time I can manage to get from a friends computer I just do a short job of acknowledging the critiques I receive. Find it very frustrating but not much can be done at this moment. Sorry, promise to look into every post after it is set right. For the moment please bear with me.

This is another unidentified Skipper. Very colourful, very agile and very beautiful. I did get a few shots of this one but I particularly like this because it did turn its head round to look at me. It was really very exciting to see this roll its head towards me nad then back.

Shot taken hand-held in reasonabe light conditions. Amazingly the Skipper was still for most of the time allowing me to go round it and take shots. Hope everyone likes it.

Posting this one from a friend's PC.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-10-11 6:55]

Hi Simon,
fantastique image, parfaite maîtrise de la lumière et des couleurs.
Netteté sublime.


Hi Sumon,
Splendid frame. Beautifully replete colours. Sharpness - to envy. And wonderfully green background.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

Hi Sumon,
Nice shot on this skipper. Very cute with the head turn to look at you. Perfect sharpness and exposure. Very nice color clarity. Hope you get your internet connection back in shape soon.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-11 7:41]

Hello Sumon,
Fine capture of a species of skipper that is difficult to ID as there are many similar species. Nice and sharp and I like the way he turns his head towards the camera to be photographed. Hope you can your computer and internet problems sorted out soon.
Nice that you could continue to post any way,
Best wishes, Ivan

Whatta great moth, Sumon! The texture and colors are well captured. Good exposure and depth.
Freddie :)

**** POV
***** Focus
***** Exposure
**** Composition
**** Impact
**** note

Excellent colour and detail as usual Sumon.
Very sharp and nicely composed.
Great work again.
Well done.

Beautiful detailed shot. Were it being shot in the US - I'd go with it being a Fiery Skipper - but since it's an Asian species it's probably another species. Well done with wonderful colors! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

This particular Skipper shows a bit more saturation or perhaps just a different lighting.The difference indetails in the eye so particularly camouflaged in its own cornea so to speak , yet the featered details so true. Again a nice image from a passionate man.

Hello my dear friend,
Sorry about the pc problems that you're facing, hope it will get done soonest for you!
Another well done Skipper with perfect exposure and focus in details, very pleasing to the eyes
TFS and you effort!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-10-11 10:17]

Hello Simon,
Congratulations, excellent macro, very good sharpness.
Best regards, Pawel

Hi Sumon,
that's a lovely one, I like skippers so much, they always look so cute.
And the colours are so warm and brilliant, thanks
SAbine - wishnugaruda

Dear Sumon
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
I really like these guys :-)
Perfect details,exposure and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-11 11:20]

Hello Sumon,
what a fabulous shot of this Skipper.
He is actually looking upwards... I've never seen a butterfly's head move independently.
+++ Very sharp and detailed. Outstanding picture quality in terms of noise-amount... there is not one speck!
Excellent composition, POV and pose from the Skipper. Vivid, rich colours aswell. Great DOF.
--- Nothing :)
I jave added it to my favourites theme :D
Very well done,

Hello Sumon, splendid macro shot, very sharp
Lovely colors and lighting, excellent focus and great deepgh of field,
well done,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-11 11:54]

Hi Sumon. Hope you get your internet up and running ok soon.but your camera is working fine looking at this shot of the Skipper. good detail and colours.you have captured the markings so well. with a nice POV. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-11 11:58]

Hello Sumon,
Fantastic clear colours, contrast, focus, sharpness and light. The pose is very special. Great composition.

Hi Sumon, I hope that you are soon ok with your computer, fascinating skipper with splendid colors, I never see before, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-10-11 13:37]

Hi Sumon,
Great approach, colours, details and pov. A very good capture!
TSF, José M.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-11 15:02]

Hola Sumon,
preciosa macro,
color y sensacional trabajo,
hermosos pov.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-11 17:23]

Hello Sumon,
Excellent pose of this small skipper. I like also the well saturated colours and perfect light.
Best greetings,

Hi Sumon,
A beauty! rich colors and tack sharp detail. A nice head turning pose by this little guy. Nice work!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-11 20:22]

hello Sumon

Just marking the post for now


Hello Sumon,
Great 3D effect and a wonderful colour palette!
Silky crisp texture in the insect, pin sharp where sharp shall be...
A pleasant composition, very attractive to my yes!
Pablo -

I think this skipper noticed you! :) S/he seems to be looking right at you. :)
WoNDERFUL! Great technical shot!

Hi Sumon,
uaoooooo!! Excellent close-up of the small butterfly. Outstanding exposure, POV, focus, composition and color. Very well captured.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-12 6:17]

hello Sumon,
Again an excellent skipper picture. Amazing the way it looks around..Perfect sharpness, good composition.Interesting to see how many different skipper exist. And your pictures are enriching the archives of TN.
Thanks and best regards


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-12 19:39]

Sumonda, superb superb superb and what a lovely eye catch. I just want to meet you/pankaj and HP and learn the part of crispness and sharp focus shot. Wonderful and please keep producing stuff like this. Thanks for sharing dada. Ganesh

Amazing, une merveille quels détails, magnifiques couleurs et parfaite composition.

Impressive color, clarity and pose. I like how it looks like the insect has turned his head to look at the camera! Nicely done!

Hi Sumon,
"very colourful, very agile and very beautiful", as you say. A really powerful, eye catching capture, I like the close approach, the chosen point of view, and the very well imbedding lush green background of leaves.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-06-07 7:17]

Hello Sumon,
really really sharp and clear subject. So lively with so cute as if it is staring and smiling at you. Great colour contrast and stance.


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