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Skipper 01

Skipper 01
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-17 3:35
Viewed: 3583
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Skippers are a group of insects in the order Lepidoptera, classified in the superfamily Hesperioidea, which includes only one family, the Hesperiidae.

Skippers differ in several important ways from the remaining butterflies, which are classified in the superfamily Papilionoidea and the neotropical superfamily Hedyloidea. Collectively, these three groups of butterflies share several characteristics especially in the egg, larval and pupal stage (Ackery et al. 1999). However, skippers have the antennae clubs hooked backward like a crochet, whilst butterflies have club-like tips to their antennae and hedylids have feathered or pectinate antennae giving them an an even more "moth"-like appearance than skippers. Skippers also have generally stockier bodies than the other two groups, with stronger wing muscles. Hesperioidea is very likely the sister group of Papilionoidea, and together with Hedyloidea constitute a natural group or clade.

There are about 3400 species of Skippers.

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  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-17 4:36]

Hola Benyamin,
bonita imagen,
colores y excelente compo.
encuadre y detalles...

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-17 4:53]

Hi Ben and nice to see you back and posting :)

This is a splendid macro work from you and a lovely capture of this feeding skimmer. (i trust more are comiing :))
The details on its body and wings are terrific and the colors (of both the insect and the flower) are charming and well saturated.
Very nice POV and excellent DOF that blurres the BG nicely.
A very interesintg composition, too.

Bravo and TFS

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-17 10:15]

Hi Ben.
You have shared a very colourful and perfect composed close-up picture. Colour palette is rich and harmonies. POV and DOF are selected very well. It seems to me some details are lost. May be lighting is too strong.

I like the contrast of the sjipper with the green leave. Well done
Best wishes

Hello Benyamin,
The red flower caught my eyes, and lead them to the insect...
The skipper is captured with superb details, and the image has a wonderful colour palette!
Well composed image in an attractive presentation!
Pablo -

Hi again dear Benyamin ,
excellent composition and it has lovely colours.
very well done.
thanks for sharing

Hermosa esta presentación.
Muy agradables colores bien saturados.
Fantástico disparo Benyamin.
Saludos, JL.

  • Great 
  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-05-29 9:55]

Piekne ujecie. Ladna kompozycja. Niesamowite kolory.



  • Great 
  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-05 3:35]

Hello Benyamin
Great shot of the skipper.
Beautiful compsoiton placing the subject to left, great BG and colours.
TFS & Cheers

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