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Thymelicus sylvestris

Thymelicus sylvestris
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-24 5:21
Viewed: 2208
Points: 30
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Small Skipper
Ockergelber Braundickkopffalter
Hespérie de la houque

Family: Hesperiinae
Wingspan: 27-34mm

There are two very similar species of Thymelicus, Th. sylvestris and Th. lineola. The difference can be made looking to the color of the tip of the antennae. Th. sylvestris has it orange whereas Th. lineola has it black.

This quite dark looking Skipper was sitting on the beautiful Carthusian Pink (Dianthus cathusianorum), which is a flower which we can find on very sunny places.

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Ciao Anne, lovely skipper on nice flower, fine detyails, beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Anne. Razoer detaisl and sharp. Brilliant colours. Interesting POV.
Have a nice Sunday.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-24 7:29]

Hello Anne,
Splendid photo in very beautiful warm colours. Superb sharpness, details and OOF BG. Excellent POV and composition.

Super composition, Anne. The Skipper and the flower go well with each other.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image.

Hi Anne,

Very nice picture of this small skipper on this beautiful pink flower.
Taken from a nice POV & great sharpness. Well done & TFS.

Beautiful photo Anne! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness. Fantastic Dianthus too!

Hello Anne,
Spectacular macro with great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
You catch a lovely butterfly and a very nice flower.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Anne
great picture with beautiful colours and nice details
very nice pose on this beauty flower
thanks greting lou

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-24 10:27]

Bonjour Anne,
La fleur ou le papillon ???
Belle composition Anne et très jolie image
Bon week-end à toi

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-24 14:28]

Hello Anne,
splendid image of this butterfly.
Great sharpness, detail and depth. Splendid natural colours and composition. Well done!
Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6473 W: 89 N: 15608] (65291)
  • [2011-09-24 15:37]

Salut Anne,tres belle capture du petit skipper,avec ce fleur qui fait la difference dans la composition.Parfaite nettete' et details et tres jolie prise de vue aussi.Mes compliments et belle Dimanche,Luciano

A fine photo, subjects necely isolated from background. Excellent detail and nice colours. regards yiannis

Hallo Anne,
Beautiful composition, superb combination of colours, fantastic amount of detail. All around, it is an excellent macro. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

Ciao Anne,
una bellissima macro di Thymelicus sylvestris, sempre difficile la sua distinzione da T. linneola, ottima nitidezza e colori brillanti, bellissima la luminosità e il contrasto del piccolo Garofano dei Certosini, composizione molto bella
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-09-27 11:14]

Hi Anne,
This is really excellent,nice colours with excellent detail.
Good composition and nice background.
Regards Jiri.

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