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Asian Marbled Skipper

Asian Marbled Skipper
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/11, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-21 21:44
Viewed: 1719
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Asian Marbled Skipper, Gomalia elma albofasciata, Moore, 1879.
Subspecies of India, African Marbled Skipper, Gomalia elma.
It was surprise for me to find this beautiful skipper in my backyard which is almost dry of insects..Interesting to see this skipper like this with raised abdomen and folded fore wing, which would have spend the night like this..it was perched on a dry flower and it was almost difficult to spot it..later when sun light feel on it it straightened its wings and flew away.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-21 23:02]

Hello Nagaj,
A superb example of camouflage among butterflies!
A fine capture up to your high standard in every way and the lateral POV shows the features of this spper well, which is unusual for skippers, except when spending the night.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,eekend,

Hello Mr.Nagraj,
Beautiful picture of this skipper on a dry flower.beautiful pose and POV.Sharpness and colours are very natural.I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

Ciao Nagaraj, lovely moth on beautiful blurry BG, great macro, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-22 0:51]

Hello Nagaraj,
a very good capture papilion,great photo,thanks and regards..

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-22 2:16]

Hi Nagraj.v,
Great capture of this Asian Marbled Skipper ..
Superb composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity.
Best wishes,

Hello Nagraj,

A very uncommon species I must say..the camouflage is perfect..great details, shrapness & natural colors..

Thanks for sharing..


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-22 3:50]

Hi Nagaraj,beautiful monochrome capture of this hairy skipper,nice and original pose and top quality of details,excellent composition too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Thanks for your comment on my butterfly picture, Nagraj.
This is a new Skipper for me.
The raised abdomen is a unique posture for a Skipper and you have captured it well.

Hello Nagraj.
Even though it is An Asian skipper, I have never seen one like this before. Lovely details and pleasing tone in the frame.

Hello Nagaj

Once again a photo of a insect that can superbly
and easily be camouflaged with its environment,
here with a fine POV, beautiful soft light coming
to the subject, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-22 8:07]

Hello Nagraj,
Great camouflaged Skipper in fantastic sharpness, details and a very good choice of composition. Excellent matching background.
Enjoy the weekend,

Hello Nagaj,
Excellent capture with fine details and beautiful colour scheme.
Thanks and best regards,

hallo nagaraj
super good sharpness and with good details
nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello sir
Really unique skipper with great sharpness and details....Tfs

Hello Nagaraj
Very nice composition of subtle colours.
Excellent detail, good light.
Good, matching background
regards yiannis

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-23 0:03]

Hello Nagaraj,
Lovely clarity and light ! Great POV and matching colours ! TFS Tina

Hello Sir,
fantastic spotting and capture. beautiful example of camouflage among butterflies!
very well composed picture with perfect colour and sharpness.
with regards,

WOW! fantastic photo Nagaraj! Interesting subject, excellent composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-23 22:25]

Hello Nagaraj
such a beautiful composition of nature. Well camouflaged on the brown flower, this moth is really exciting.
You have presented it wonderfully in sharpness, beauty and features well seen.
Thanks to the eye that spot it.


THIS is PURE ART FORM!! Wow talk about excellent camouflage and detailed presentation..just magnificent!

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-03-25 7:20]

Hi Nagaraj,
very attractive photo, original composition,
excellent details and natural colors !
Best regards !

Ciao Nagaraj. Razordetails and sharp. Intrigant colours and tones of brown.


wow. a beautiful skipper so special. i have never seen this skipper before. beautiful work.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-09 4:41]

Hello Nagaraj,
Very fine composition in beautiful subtle earth-tints. A lovely shot from nature.
Kind regards

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