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Skipper with wings opened

Skipper with wings opened
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 10 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-15 1:06
Viewed: 3333
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here I show the skipper
- Pyrgus serratulae
- family: Hesperiidae

This time with the wings widely opened.
It is resting on a Phyteuma flower (family: Campanulaceae).

Species Information
- Pyrgus serratulae occurs in Middle and South Europe, Turkey and Middle Asia. In the Alps, you can find the species up to 2400m.
Foodplants of the caterpillar: Alchemilla and Potentilla.
- Phyteuma spicata belongs to the Campanulaceae although it shows flowers which do not remind of usual Campanula species.

Upper Martell-Valley in the North-Italian Alps.
Open alpine meadow at about 2200m.

- natural light
- ISO 400
- handheld

* Huemer P. (2004) Die Tagfalter Südtirols. - Folio Verlag, Wien - Bozen.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-15 1:28]

Hello Peter.

A very nice capture of this butterfly.
Nice to see the blue spots from the flower in wich he sits.
Nice sunday.

Gr. Hans

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-15 1:39]

Hi Peter

Wow, another superb butterfly shot from you.
This little skipper is just dandy.
The OOF and dark BG really brings out the best of the insect.
The perfect details, lovely natural colours, well presented composition,
and the sporadic bits of the purple flower all adds to the visually pleasing presentation.

Very well done and TFS.

Hallo Peter,
da hattest Du ein wunderschönes Modell vor der Linse, elegante Pose, glitzernde Flügel.
Mir gefallen diese Würfel-Dickköpfe sehr gut, habe sich auf dem Monte-Baldo gesehen.
Vielen Dank, ist ein tolles Bild
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Peter!
Beautiful piture! So sharp and detailed! I like a lot delicate contrast between buterfly and BG. All insect's detils are perfectly visible. Really very good work!
My best congratualations and best withes from Lodz!

Ciao Peter, splendid skipper against a wonderful blurry BG, fine details and superb sharpness, beautiful natural colors, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter,
the skippers are not colourful but still lovely butterflies.
And when they are taken as you have they are really beautiful.
A very good picture with right exposure and correct WB, all the
grey tones are visible. The picture are also sharp with a fine DOF, the whole insect is in peerfect focus and still stand out nicely from the BG.
Great work, mf.


Hi Peter
Beautiful sharp image. Great field guide POV, good exposure nice blured background I like it very much

hello Peter
a super sharpness picture with good details and the colours are beautiful
good light and soft BG.
greeting lou

Hi Peter,

A masterfully photographed Pirgus. Always you manage very well with that POV photography from above. You get really accurate details throughout the structure of the insect. Very good job and very useful note.



ciao Peter!
bella macro stretta dove si possono gustare i dettagli di questo skipper di alta quota...

ciao sERGIO

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-11-16 17:23]

Hello Peter,
Magnificent detail and very natural colors. Love the softness of the lighting which shows off this beautiful moth so well!!
Composed perfectly with just the right exposure. Great work!!

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