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Ochlodes venatus

Ochlodes venatus
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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: 2009-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-04 5:26
Viewed: 2831
Points: 58
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Large Skipper
Rostfarbiger Dickkopffalter

Family: Hesperiidae
Wingspan: 25-32mm
Flighttime: May/June-August, one generation
Distribution: Europe (except Ireland, Sicily)
Food plant: Vicia, Cirsium, Scabiosa..
caterpillar:Dactylis glomerata, Poa pratensis and other grasses

I have taken the picture in our Botanical garden. Unfortunately I don't know the name of the purple flower.

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Guten Abend, dear neighbour!
Wie geht es Ihnen?
Typical charming composition with the Large Skipper holding on to purple flowers. The clear POV leaves no scope for shortcomings. It is a perfect image in all respects.
My butterfly picture today has almost the same camera settings.
I'm sort of stuck to these settings; whenever I've tried otherwise, only the regrets have followed after the wasted opportunity.
Warm regards.

hello Anne
super sharpness and very good details
i like this picture with the beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-04 6:31]

Hallo Anne,
doch noch, hast du noch einen Schmetterling gefunden uns uns vorgesttelt. Ich frage mich, nur wie lange hast du noch Pfotos mit Schmetterlingen. Schöne Farben un BG.
Einen schönen Tag,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-04 6:43]

Hello Anne,
Excellent photo of this Rostfarbiger Dickkopffalter (funny name!) in superb sharpness and details. The light on flower and butterfly is splendid. Beautiful colours in great contrast against the dark BG. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-04 6:59]

A lovely skipper on the wonderful flower!
Great details and colors.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-04 7:06]

Bonjour Anne,
A nice one from your summer archive! This O. venatus (sylvanus) was taken from a fine POV while taking nectar with its wings closed. The lighting and sharpness of the subject against a neutral Bg are excellent.
Merci et bonne soirée,

Ciao Anne. Pefect focus on eye and good light for this Ochlodes venatus. Beautiful bright colours and amazing blurred BG.


hello Anne
the composition is beautiful, what impresses is the purple colour in the flowers and in the splendid background, a scene very well litted up and the butterfly with fine sharp details!
TFS keep on photographing!

Great skipper!
Wonderful details and colors.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-04 8:55]

Bravo, Anne.
Fantastic lights and outstanding reproduction of all charming details and features of the skipper and flowers. BG, its colouration and smoothness are also superb. My congratulations and TFS.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-04 9:13]

Very good macro!

Hallo Anne,
ich liebe diese putzigen Dickköpfe, so haarig und mit riesigen Augen.
Deiner sitzt wunderbar auf der lila Blüte, eine tolle Komposition der Farben.
Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-04 10:23]

Hi Anne. A fine butterfly picture from the summer. You have first class detail in this Large Skipper. The eye stands out so well. With a nice pose on the wild flowers. well taken TFS.

Très jolie ' Sylvaine ', Anne
Merci pour ces couleurs naturelles, et cet ensoleillement estival

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-04 14:32]

Salut Anne,magnifique macro du skipper,et quelle impressionante nettete',les details des yeux sont impressionants,aussi la composition est tres tres agreables.Mes compliments et bonne journee',LUCIANO

This background of similar colours truly makes the image both stand out in some ways and properly subdued in others..I suppose a good woman with a fine camera will do that to a man:-)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-11-04 16:37]

Hi Anne,
very lovely capture in superbs colours and rendition. I like this side view presentation, the effect of distance bokeh really make this presentation full of visual impact. Besides the lighting onto it body, the flowers too is very captivating.


Hello Anne,

An outstanding capture with just beautiful composition, coloration & details. Great POV, pose & BG. Very nicely taken & TFS.



Hola Anne,
Une a photographie très nette de de celle-ci papillon sur la plante labiata, fonds excellent.
Salutacions cordials.

Hallo Anne
You have captured this beautiful golden brown skipper in great light emphasising the colour and detail of the wings and the furry body to its best. The side view is great against the lilac flower, this way also showing the actual size of this beauty. Like always this is great photography from your hand, and has a soft effect to the eye. Great viewing pleasure indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-11-05 4:58]

Fine image of the skipper showing what it does best, may be you could have controlled the light (subdued) on the flowers. tfs.

Hi Anne,

A superb macro capture of the beautiful skipper with wonderful details!
The sharpness and POV are perfect here with great show of the natural colors. Nice contrast can be seen between the brown colored skipper and violet flowers as BG.

Well done composition!

best regards,

Ciao Anne, beautiful macro with lovely skipper on a beautiful flower, wonderful light and colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

bonjour Anne
superbe photo de Sylvaine accroché a une superbe Fleur, moi non plus je ne connais pas son nom
excellente luminosité sur les ailes du papillon que tu nous montres avec de magnifiques details
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-11-06 2:25]

Hi Anne!
Sharpness,colours,light and compo are excellent.
With best wishes,

Hallo Anne,
Guter Kontrast von dem Schmetterling und der Pflanze. Exzellente Schärfe
Viele Grüße,

Trés jolie papillon.

Ciao Anne,
una bellissima immagine di Ochlodes venatus ripreso da un ottimo punto di vista con eccellente nitidezza, la luce laterale mette in risalto ogni più piccolo dettaglio, fantastici i colori e lo sfondo.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon fine settimana

Hi Anne,
Looked at your last two..I chose the warm looking one ;-}
Great details, DOF, and colors, nice looking skipper this one.
Well done & have a good week!

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