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Mallow Skipper

Mallow Skipper
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-14 9:47
Viewed: 3027
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Carcharodus alceae (Esper, 1780)
Family : Hesperiidae

The Mallow Skipper is found in Southern and Central Europe, northern Africa, and in Central Asia. The butterfly prefers warm and stony areas to settle on. It gets its nectar from herbaceous plant. Mallow Skippers lay there eggs on the leaves of different species of Mallow. The butterfly flies from April to October depending on the location. (Wikipedia)

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-14 10:04]

Hi Catherine,
Very beautiful capture of this skipper.I liked POV,colors,use of light and sharpness a lot.
Thanks for posting..

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-14 10:06]

Hi Catherine. You have taken a fine lose up of this Mallow Skipper . With the side view so we can see the wing markings , which you have captured with sharp focusing and fine detail. I likethe rich colours and the bright yellow flower, well taken TFS.

hello Catherine
super sharpness picture
nice composition with super good light
beautiful colours
i like this shot
greeting lou

Ciao Catherine, lovely little skipper on a beautiful flower, splendid blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-14 11:34]

Hello Catherine,
A very beautiful composition in gorgeous colours!! The Skipper and the yellow flower look great, both being sharply in focus. Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-14 15:03]

Salut Catherine,c'est peut etre la premiere fois que je vois une photo de cette espece tres common de cette cote' ....habituellement on la voie depuis le dessus et avec les ailes ouverte,c'est une photo vraiment fantastique aussi pour l'excellente qualite' de la nettete',couleurs et composition.Mes compliments et bonne journee',LUCIANO

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-12-14 15:08]

Merhaba Catherine,
çok güzel bir kompozisyon; renkler, netlik çok başarılı.
Tebrik ederim.

Excelente combinación de colores en combinación con una buena luz que supiste controlar perfectamente. un bello trabajo.
Saludos Catherine: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-12-14 17:28]

Hola Catherine.
Beautiful macro. Excellent and fine work. High quality Photography.

Ciao Catherine. Excellent DOF and focus with intrigant light and colours. Very gooos sharopened and detailed compo.


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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-15 6:52]

Hello dear Catherine,
I`m was here yesterday but I was without green faces, so today I came back to give your deserved congratulations. Very nice composition with beauty soft brown shades contrasting with nice yellow flower.
Very good job.
Best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-15 7:55]

Salut Catherine
Une autre joli composition.Bon PDV et image bien en focus.Le detail est excellent.J'aime bien également les couleurs et la saturation.
Merci Michel

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-15 8:05]

Bonsoir Catherine,
Petit chef d'oeuvre tant au point de vue de la composition que par la beauté des couleurs. Et comme toujous une netteté parfaite. Très, très beau!
Bonne soirée . Amicalement

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