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Butterfly #67 (Hesperiidae)

Butterfly #67 (Hesperiidae)
Photo Information
Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E510, ZUIKO DIGITAL 35 mm1:3.5 Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Thailand #2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-12 3:19
Viewed: 3981
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The skipper is enjoying the nectar of Ixora. Any help in identifying the species of this skipper is welcome.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Tribe: Taractrocerini
Genus: Potanthus

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-12 5:47]

Hello Jitti,
A very fine sharp capture of this skipper, taken from a great POV and showing its proboscis in action against a pleasing OOF natural BG.
I suugest that it could be the Chocolate Demon, Ancistroides nigrita, but I'm not sure.
Thanks and best regards,

hello Jitti!
I like this capture,that shows this skipper (like a fisherman who runs the fishing line), and eats with his tiny but long pipe ,between the red flowers.....
excellent sharp....

best regards sERGIO

Hi Jitti,
what a surprisingly long proboscis! That species of skippers seems to be perfectly adapted to that kind of elongated blossoms it is visiting.
Very clear, precisely detailed capture from a most favourable point of view. For composition, I might feel tempted to crop a substancial part from the left, allowing to present the flower and its visitor at larger frame filling size.
Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Jitti!
Verry good picture with this butterfly eating from flower.Well done.Friendly regards.Alin.

Hello Jitti
this is great macro-shot for not only skipper but also for reddish flowers with great sharp details. POV/DOF, BG, composition and colors great. exposure and lighting also very nice. thanks for sharing, best wishes

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