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Skipper Feeding

Skipper Feeding
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Skippers II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-13 11:55
Viewed: 3602
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ochlodes venatus, Large Skipper.

This one feeding on thistle, showing the length of the proboscis.

Image taken handheld with fill-in flash to reduce aperture. Cropped, resized and sharpened using Photoshop Elements 6.

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Wonderful skipper, great sharpness details, lovely colors.

Hi Alan..
Perfect macro capture with excellent details.. sharpness..
TFS. Kind regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-13 23:45]

Fine viewpoint to capture this beauty feeding on this lovely flower. tfs.

Hi Alan.

A good shot from a good pov. Good focus and great colurs. Like the dark background.
TFS regards Bill

A Skipper! ... I love these butterflies are flying fast and frankly unpredictable. Here we have many species of them, sometimes they are difficult to photograph because they are a little nervous!

The shutter time in 1/60s and use the fill flash, have yielded a result frankly impressive, with very strong colors and a rich level of detail. I imagine that the dark background is related to the use of flash, I think that perfectly complements the whole.

Excellent composition and cropping, great distribution of the elements.



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