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Hylephila phyleus

Hylephila phyleus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-05 16:13
Viewed: 1667
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Hylephila
Species:H. phyleus

Description and Similar Species: Wingspan 30-38mm. Sexually dimorphic with males being orange with two separate central brown marks and a jagged brown edging on the forewing. Female Radians Skipper Choranthes radians is similar. Female phyleus are dark brown above with orange spots and dashes.
Range: Found from Canada in the north to Argentina in the south and throughout the Caribbean islands.
Status: On Cuba it is widespread and common in grassy open areas including gardens and road verges.
Nectar Plants: Borreria laevis, Bidens pilosa, Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, Stachytarpheta cayennensis, Lantana and Acacia farnesiana.
Larval Foodplants: Grasses of various species.(http://www.butterfliesofcuba.com/ )

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Hello Luciano
I'll have to keep my eye open for this wonderful little Hylephila phyleus. I love his large eye and soft orange colour. You've captured it perfectly, with excellent clarity, colour and DOF. Great notes too.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-05 17:43]

Hello Luciano,
It seems the butterflies are still moving in your country, here they are either sleeping or have moved south for the winter. A wonderful macro image of this pretty little Cuban skipper. Your f/4 aperture resulted in wonderful DOF as both butterfly and bloom are in sharp focus. Colors are well saturated yet natural.

Hello Luciano,
What a wonderful macro image....Outstanding clarity and focus. A very interesting specie. As usual a perfect shoot with very good details and natural colors.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-06 6:25]

Ciao Luciano,
Fantastic macro in great sharpness and details. The light is gorgeous and the colors are splendid. Beautiful contrast against the background. Perfection all over.

L Gollini,
Hope you are OK dear friend and the new year is wonderful for you. This is a superb shot of this beautiful skipper on an even beautiful flower.The focus is perfect and you have captured the colours effectively in a fine frame, thanks a lot for sharing, take care,
Best regards/Abid

Ciao Luciano, gran bella piccoletta, rassomiglia molto alle esperudi di casa nostra, complimenti anche per averla identificata, anche il fiore delizioso, dettagli stratosferici,splendida nitidezza e magnifici colori, bravissimo, buona notte Silvio

Hello Luciano,

Beautiful Skipper Photograph. I like BG as we as bokeh. Very nice light and details. I like composition too. Good work my friend....
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Luciano

Great macro of this butterfly, fine POV obtaining its eye-contact,
excellent light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hallo Lucianoa
very nice composition with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2016-01-08 10:01]

Hi Luciano, dear friend.
Thanks for greetings as well as for so nice full of sunlight photo. It is a very attractive low POV, amazing details of the insect and flower petals, vivid colours of the shot at whole. As usual it is masterpiece from you. Thanks.

Another technically perfect addition to your massive collection of these delightful insects. Capturing it on the flower seems to make what could be dull coloration stand out very nicely.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-01-11 10:51]

Hi Luciano,
A marvellous close-up of this Skipper. Amazing colors and details.
Regards Jiri.

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