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Heteropterus morpheus

Heteropterus morpheus
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Dedications [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-07 8:19
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I spend in Przedborski Landscape Park only 3 days but I managed to photograph some interesting animals. Today a species that is quite rare and not so often presented on TN – Heteropterus morpheus You can see the habitat in my WS here

I want to dedicate this shot to Ivan (Argus)

Heteropterus morpheus
Family: Hesperidae

Wing span: 32-36mm
Caterpillars host plants: Calamagrostis canescens, Molinia caerulea, Phragmites australis
Distribution: from Pyrenees mountains through central and eastern Europe to Siberia and eastern borders of Russia and Korea.
Habitat: peatbogs, wet meadows
Flight period: VI-VIII one generation

roges, haraprasan, uleko, Argus, siggi, nglen, boreocypriensis, Juyona, maurydv, JORAPAVI, phlr, cedryk, KOMSIS, Christopher_PL, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-07 8:43]

What a species, only god can create something like this, special one. Well captured and happy to see for the first time. tfs.

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-07 9:05]

Hi Krzysztof !

Ciekawe makro.
Piękne i wyjątkowe wychwytywanie podziękować nam na oferowanie i nowych.
A ciche dni

Hi Chris,
A nice capture of this beautiful skipper butterfly. Very good sharp details. Composition is also unique and looks good to me. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-07-07 9:41]

Hello Krzys,
What a fabulous butterfly that I'd love to see!! I bet you were pleased to be able to get such a brilliant capture!! Very impressive - great details of the beautiful markings and lovely colours. Very well composed too! Ivan will be pleased!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-07 9:54]

Hello Krzysztof,
Thank you very much indeed!
Not only for the dedication but also that you took such a fine macro of a species that I would very much like to photograph myself.
As you say H. morpheus is rare: it disappeared from Denmark in the 70's and has never been a part of the Swedish lepidoptera and I have never seen it in real life.
So thanks for this sharp capture taken from an ideal POV against a great OOF natural contrasting BG.
Best regards,

  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-07 10:03]

Hallo Krzysztof,
To jest znowu jeden z specjalistow co jeszcze nie widzialem.Doskonala ostrosc i kontrast,bardzo dobre idealnie rozmyte tlo.Sam motyl perfekt.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Hello Krzysztof,
Very interesting photo of this rare Hesperidae. The composition and the sharpness are really perfect. And the natural light very well captured. Congratulations and TFS,

  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-07 11:55]

Hi Krzysztof. It looks as if it was a worth while 3 days. This is a nice dediction to Ivan who helps us with IDs so often. I could safley say i have never seen this Heteropterus morpheus before so thanks for posting . Your side view shows its wing markings with fine detail and bright colours. Well done TFS.

Hi Krzysztof,
Very interesting Skipper, and you have made a good job of picturing it. Very sharp details on the wings, with their fascinating and distinctive pattern. Many thanks.

Very interesting pic and details,nice to see,i saw dat species first time in my life

Hi and Good Morning dude Krzysztof,
An awesome macro capture of a Hetereopterus b-fly from lateral POV showing its underwing details and pattern nicely with wonderful colours and composition.
TFS and cheers,

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-07 22:59]

Hola amigo,
excelente macro,
fino foco y detalles...
gran trabajo,

  • maurydv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
  • [2009-07-08 0:22]

Hello Krzysztof,
a wonderful picture of the Heteropterus morpheus taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness, the colours amd the markings are marvellous, very nice composition. Nice dedication to our friend IVAN. A very great work.
Best regards

Hola Krzysztof,
Magnífica captura de esta bella mariposa, gran nitidez, excelente textura con magníficos detalles, saludos
José Ramón

  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-07-08 6:54]

Witaj Krzysztofie.
Pięknie Ci wyszedł ten Rojnik morfeusz. Nie widziałam jeszcze takiego motyla. Ostrość i kadrowanie bez zarzutu, ładne barwy.
Dzięki za pokazanie tego zdjęcia


Great POV, focus spot on, excellent catch and very informative note.

Dzęki Krzysiu za pomoc w identyfikacji! Respekt!!!


  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2009-08-01 0:35]

Czesc Krzys,
Nigdy wczesniej nie widzialem tego hesperida. Wyglada na to, ze oboz byl bardzo udany! Prezentacja bardzo ladna, dobra glebia ostrosci i ekspozycja.

Pozdrowienia - tym razem już z Warszawy ;-D
Fantastyczna fotka - i pomyśleć, że ja nigdy morfeusza nie spotkałem ;-)


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