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Pyrgus oileus


Pyrgus oileus
Photo Information
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: 2009-12-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Skippers II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-14 16:21
Viewed: 6012
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
FIRST TIME ON TN

Family: Skippers (Hesperiidae)

Subfamily: Spread-wing Skippers (Pyrginae)

Identification: Upperside is dark brown with pale markings; male forewing has a mat of long blue-gray hairs; hindwing of both sexes has marginal and submarginal bands made up of equal-sized spots. Underside of hindwing is pale, often with a strong brown overlay; not much contrast between bands and ground color.

Life history: Males perch and patrol for receptive females. Eggs are laid singly on the uppersides of host plant leaves. Caterpillars feed and live in the shelter of a webbed leaf.

Caterpillar hosts: Several plants in the mallow family (Malvaceae) including axocatzin (Sida rhombifolia), mallow (Malva), hollyhock (Althaea rosea), velvet-leaf (Abutilon), and malva loca (Malvastrum).

Adult food: Nectar from flowers of Sidas and small-flowered composites such as shepherd's needles.

Habitat: Open, sunny areas including pastures, brushy fields, wooded trails, thorn-scrub, and roadsides.

Range: Peninsular Florida, the Gulf Coast, and South Texas south through the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America to Argentina.
NatureServe Global Status: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-14 16:55]

Hi Luciano,

A perfect pose to show off the beautiful colors and markings of this Skipper. I love the soft pastels and the wonderful textures of the butterfly. Excellent details and a lovely setting and composition.

Jane

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-01-14 17:12]

Slav Lûcîano,
Very good capture of this different and beautiful Skipper in nice pose with great sharpness and taken from excellent POV.Nice colors and fine details.TFS and best regards,
Dûrzan

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-14 20:08]

Hi,
Excellent macro of this new species on TN, congratulations!

Hi Luciano,

an good close up from this butterfly with god pov and dof.
Fine colours.

Gert

ciao Luciano,
composed beautiful scene with fine lighting, from a good POV show us beautiful colors and nice details, congratulations for the first presentation, it's a fine photo!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

bonjour Luciano

félicitations pour cette première sur TN,
belle photographie de ce papillon avec un excellent POV,
excellent focus netteté et détails, TFS

Asbed

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-14 23:02]

Hello Luciano,
An excellent capture with beautiful natural colors, sharpness & fine details. Lovely POV, pose and BG. Very nicely taken and presented. TFS & regards.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-14 23:43]

Hi Luciano

Great image - lovely detail and exposure and excellent use of the frame.

best wishes

James

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-15 0:10]

Hi Luciano,
Very beautiful close up.I liked POV,details,framing and harmonious colors a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Luciano,
congratulazioni per questa prima di Pyrgus domenicano, splendida scelta compositiva con un'ottima prospettiva per mostrare bene questa farfalla, mi sembra che ci sia una leggera dominante azzurrina (cyan) e i bianchi sono leggermente sovraesposti, ma credo che tu abbia avuto quei problemi di regolazione della fotocamera, di cui mi avevi accennato, per uno scatto effettuato senza luce diretta del sole.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Luciano, bianco un po' sovraesposto ma grande prima ugualmente, rassomiglia molto ad una PYrgus di casa nostra, complimenti per aver trovato come si chiama, la qualità dello scatto come dettagli e nitidezza è comunque ottima, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-15 2:06]

Bonjour Luciano,
Toujours très intéressant de voir des papillons de la famille des Pyrginae. Ils ne sont pas très visibles et même un peu mystérieux. Belle "composition" décentrée, le blanc des taches me semblent un peu éclatant.
Belle journée
Amitiés
Anne

Ciao Luciano. Non c'è probelma per il "problemi già rilevati". La new meritava il post a prescindere... Gradevole diagonal compo.

Roberto

Hello Luciano,

An excellent macro with beautiful colors, sharpness & pose. Well taken & presented.

TFS & best wishes.

Umar

Ciao Luciano,
Complimenti per la 1° in TN! è uno skipper molto attraente. Qui in Venezuela abbiamo una molto simile (Pyrgus notaxon), ma la nostra non è che bel blu! buon lavoro, anche se devo dire che vi è una leggera sfocatura nella foto. Immagino che abbia a che fare con la 1/80s! È difficile da fotografare nel nostro tropici, eh? E, in particolare, queste farfalle veloce e irrequieto! TFS caro amico!
Jesús

hello Luciano
great shot with great sharpness and good details
very great pose

good to be the first on TN
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-15 10:31]

Hello Luciano,
Very nice photo of this butterfly in beautiful colours and good sharp details. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.
Have a good weekend,
Peter

Ciao amico Luciano,

Awesome capture of this beautiful skipper which is also a novelty fro mee from nice POV with delightfull composition.
TFS and have a nice night and WE MF!
Cheers,

Bayram

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-15 11:56]

Hi Luciano. You have once again taken a fine close up of this butterfly. From you POV we can see every marking on the upper wings. Taken with fine detail and natural colours. TFs.
Nick..

Veo que estuviste dando la vuelta a la R. Dominicana y sacando buen partido de tu estancia; realmente es una isla impresionante y exuberante en su naturaleza. He estado allí en tres ocasiones y volvería ahora mismo !

Una especie desconocida para nosotros y sin duda un buen documento para Tn.

Saludos.

Hello my friend Luciano.
Nice photo and lovely colours.. atractive skipper species.
Very good BG
Thanks for sharing
Regards
Özgür

Bonjour Luciano
j'adore la composition de cette image, ce Pyrgus oileus est magnifique, sa pose sur ce tronc d'arbre les ailes écartées est parfaite,
la netteté, la luminosité et le point de vue sont superbe
j'adore aussi le cadre aux couleurs du papillon
Passe une bone nuit
Jacqueline

Ciao Luciano,

For a butterfly lover like You, a trip to a tropical country is like paradise on Earth. :) Not only for b-fly lovers, of course, but photographing a lot of tropical species motivated You a lot, I think.

This photo's very nice, with fantastic pose of the beautiful insect. The wings and body of the b-fly became a bit overexposed, but not significantly. Composition and focus are excellent - the little background noise doesn't disturb too much. I don't like the grey frame myself, by my opinion it kills the contrast of the given pic, but this is absolutely personal thing, and doesn't degradate the photography itself at all.

Congrats not only for the capturing, but also for first-time posting of this nice species. Ciao e grazie, Ladislao

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-15 23:30]

Hello Luciano, great shot of this white-speckled skipper from dorsal side with excellent composition, details and colours.
TFS and G's,
Mehmet

Hi Luciano

Great capture of this lovely skipper. Good sharpness and details, good composition.

Chris

Great capture !
Good focus ! Adorable colors !
Rgds

Ciao Luciano, che una bella farfalla, che non mai abbiamo veduto sul TN. Sembra grandissimo, cosi grande lui e? I detagli sono superbe, il colore blu e incredibile. Ottimo lavoro, complimenti, Lisa

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-20 12:15]

Buona sera Luciano,
acquisire una nuova eccezione. Come sono stati fortunati per essere il primo a scrivere su TN anche una cattura. Nice farfalla!
Ottimo lavoro e il gioco, le mie congratulazioni.
Una splendida serata,
Adrian

ciao Luciano
congratulations on first post of Pyrgus oileus to TN. welcome always. I'd like to see new species here. you nicely capture it, with focus, POV, and composition. thanks for sharing, best wishes
Ahmet

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-27 1:24]

Ciao luciano,
I missed this one when we were away!
Though perhaps a little OE,
this is a fine capture of The Tropical Checquered Skipper, Pyrgus oileus. The POV on the twig is great and taken with excellent sharpness against an OOF natural green BG. Nicely composed too.
Congratulations on this TN first!
Thanks and best wishes,
Ivan

Hello Luciano,
Congratulation my friend after 5 years for such new species here in TN.
Nice details and color with splendid composition.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice week end,
Srikumar

PS - Luciano, thanks for your comment on my last post. I appreciate the way you have find out "FAULT". I noticed original picture and saw nothing. I think it's might be PP fault. But I cropped it a lot. Don't know exactly what happened. I prefer such scrutiny......

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