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Drinking Large Skipper

Drinking Large Skipper
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-19 1:50
Viewed: 3127
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ochlodes sylvanus - family Hesperiidae.

I've taken this picture yesterday. It was dark, stormy and windy day but sometimes the Sun were visible. All the butterflies were sitting in the grass and become to be active only when the Sun was shining. Otherwise they are very lazy - I could go very closely. This picture was taken from distance about 20 cm!

Few words about the species: the butterflies are on the fly in June and July. Usually you can meet them on meadows and clearings. They flies very fast and are rather shy - it's not easy to make nice close-up without good macro lens ;-)

Small caterpilars can be found on different grasses in Spring and Autumn. The caterpilars is overwinting.

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To thistle: Urok kompaktówChristopher_PL 2 06-21 11:16
To red45: Makro z 2 cmChristopher_PL 2 06-19 05:52
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  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-06-19 1:56]
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Czesc Krzysiek!

Bardzo ladne zdjecie skiperka. Wdzieczny motyl, ladne ujecie i kolory. Kompozycja z kwiatem koniczyny tez swietna. 20 cm mowisz? Ja niestety musze czesto probowac robic makra z 2-3 cm ;-) Czasem nawet sie udaje :-)

  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-19 1:57]

Hi Chris,
Beautiful shot with excellently sharp detail and brilliant colours. Outstanding composition with ideal POV & framing

PS - Ran out of points - smiley later

  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-19 8:41]

Hi Chris, nice shot of this butterfly taking refreshment. Good well exposed colours and great detail and framing. Well done and TFS.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-06-19 10:40]

Hi Chris,
Congratulations to a very attractive shot of this species of Skippers with its golden colours against the lovely pinkish colours of some kind of Trifolium and the green background, so well focused and sharp as to details! Thank you very much!

Great skipper macro Chris.
Excellent composition with superb colors and details with good POV and BG.

  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-06-19 12:10]

Hallo Chris,
stunning details are visible regarding the antennae, the proboscis and the legs. The situation is pretty well captured.

  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-20 3:30]

Very good photo Chris!
They all like nectar very much!
Excellent POV and colours!
Very good DOF and details too!
5* and TFS!

  • Great 
  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-06-20 7:24]

fajnie pokazany, mam go sporo, nie są płochliwe. Bdb jakość.
Pozdr. Al.

  • Great 
  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-20 9:04]

Hi Chris,
Another great macro shot!
what can I say? all technical aspects are great and composition is lovely!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-06-20 11:04]

Hi Chris,

A very good macro shot and that even with windy conditions,it is if this skipper is on the wheel to control the flower,well done


Witaj, teraz moja kolej na tournee ;-)

To jest sliczne! Bardzo ostre, perfekcyjnie skadrowane i ze swietna GO. Kolory sa bardzo naturalne, a swiatlo perfekt.
Bardzo mi sie podoba!

PS. Co do tych 20cm to sie chyba zgadzam z Grzeskiem. Moj aparat musze miec tuz przed "nosem" motyla, zeby wyszlo cos sensownego. Dlatego zawsze sa niezle podchody, zeby podejsc blisko i nie sploszyc motyla. Urok kompaktów ;-)

  • Great 
  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-23 1:42]

Hi Chris,
Excellent Skipper close-up.
I saw same one and took a photo of this skipper but it didn't turn as good as yours:)
Excellent pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,details,frame and note.TFS

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