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Orbed Red Underwing Skipper

Orbed Red Underwing Skipper
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-19 9:46
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Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spialia orbifer, (Hübner,1823)
Neospialia orbifer
Orbed Red Underwing Skipper

Turkish Name: Kızıl Zıpzıp Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution in the world: Balkans, the Far East up to the geography, live in warm regions.

Living Area: April to September between the months fly by creating two generations. Hot regions, can be seen as the end of October.

Flight time: June-August months as a single generation flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars,Rubus, Sanguisorba, Potentilla and feeding on plants that develop in the family.

Description-Notes: The upper side of this species is characteristic of the Spialia species with the rows of small spots along the outer edges of the wings.

Wingspan: 24-28 mm long.

Similar Species:
•The Persian Skipper - Spialia phlomidis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1845)
•Red Underwing Skipper - Spialia sertorius (Hoffmannsegg , 1804)
•Corsican Red-underwing Skipper - Spialia therapne (Rambur, 1832)
•Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus malvae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.182
O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Orbed Red Underwing Skipper
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Orbed Red Underwing Skipper
Krzysztof Jonko’s: European Butterflies & Moths - Orbed Red Underwing Skipper


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HI Seyfi,
really beautiful photo. Excellent artistic depth of field - yes I think artistic. Perfect point of view. I can see a specific atmosphere of this photo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-19 9:57]

Hi Seyfi,this is a fantastic way to take a skipper pic! This impressive and beautiful effect create by this natural border in background make the difference.I like a lot the very perfect focus and sharpness on the skipper.Nice to see something to different on TN!Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-04-19 10:03]

Hello Seyfi !
What a lovely pic in a very interesting blurry effect ! Very coloured Skypper . I have someone in my gallery but it is almost black. The yours is lovely! Nice job! TFS
Best wishes from,

Merhaba Seyfi, my today neighbour, lovely little butterfly in a beautiful composition composition with nice flower, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful bright colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Splendid colours and light in this artistic one. Magnifcient graphic flower. Well done Seyfi!


hello Seyfi
very nice composition with good details and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-19 10:36]

Hello Seyfi,
Very special photo of this skipper with a limited DOF. The focus is totally on the sharp detailed butterfly. Beautiful colours.

Impressive and interesting composition Seyfi!! The colours are fantastic and the sharpness is great. .

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-19 11:41]

Hello Seyfi.
Excellent close-up of the small butterfly. Outstanding exposure, POV, focus, composition and color. Very well captured.Best regards Siggi

Hello Seyfi,
A superb macro shot! the background is giving a special and different looking on this moth, very good details sharpness with beautiful colours!
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Seyfi,

an beautiful butterfly have you been captured.
Great above pov, exellent sharpness and details.
fine colors.


Hallo Seyfi
What a beautiful, beautiful specimen. I have to repeat myself. It is absolutely beautiful! The bright colours of the butterfly against the green plant is awesome, the details exquisite, the composition and point of view so pleasant. Yes, I like everything here. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Seyfi,
Splendid capture of a superb butterfly. Outstanding composition with lovely colors, perfect focus and amazing details. Excellent catch.

Hello Seyfi,
Above all it is a great composition with excellent focus and DOF. I also like colours, good details and perfect POV. Well done!

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-04-19 18:56]

Hi Seyfi,

Lovely contrast & composition. The green is both colorful & unusual as a flora backdrop. Congratulations of this fine image!



Excellent portrait, fine details on an interesting background. regards yiannis

konduğu bitkinin oluşturduğu fon, kadraj ve netlik güzel olmuş....tebrikler Seyfi Hocam ...

Mehaba Seyfi,
a very beautiful macro shot of this special Skipper, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, nice composition
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-20 6:40]

Beautiful skipper and the image is wonderful with good effect of depth. tfs.

Impactante trabajo ya que se suman la belleza del insecto óptico y la
sensación óptica que siempre produce el género Echinops. La buena conjugación de colores
y contrastes aún hacen todavía más llamativo el conjunto:
excvelent work Seyfi: Josep Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-04-20 19:09]

Hello Seyfi,
Such a colorful little skipper and posed so nicely. Very sharp focus allowing us to see the fine detail in it's wings. I can hardly wait until the weather gets warmer so I can start finding these little gems among the flowers. Well done!!

Hello Seyfi

The POV being from above it is rendering
the photo more beautiful and showing us
excellent details of both the butterfly
and the plant/flower, with beautiful light,



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-22 2:33]

Salam Seyfi,
this is stunning top view shot. Really a wonder with exciting depth control. It gives such a powerful and effective view. Besides the sharpness and clarity of the moth, the pattern is so well presented in high skill shot.


Hello Seyfi,
What a fabulous image of this Skipper moth! Beautiful colours and detail and a fascinating background. Very well done indeed.

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Hello Seyfi
wonderful image, well composed and with beautiful colors and excellent sharp details, fine pose and POV, the green plant (or flower) makes this shot a bit special,TFS and have a great WE

Selamlar Seyfi bey,
Mükemmel bir çalışma olmuş.
Özellikle kelebeğin bulunduğu bitki mükemmel bir arka plan oluşturmuş.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-04-26 12:42]

Hello Seyfi,
A very beautiful little Skipper very nicely captured here! The colours and details are beautiful and it stands out sharply against the background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-05-05 11:22]

Hi Seyfi,

A marvelous artistic shot of this beautiful Skipper. The butterfly could not be sharper with wonderful colors and textures. The round flower gives this picture its special effects - the composition could not be better.


merhaba Seyfi bey, fonuyla çok hoş bir çalışma olmuş.
Web siteme üye olup yorum bıraktığınız için teşekkürler.
Onure ettiniz.
Selam ve sevgilerimle.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-06-01 19:32]

Hi Seyfi.
What a nice subject and attractive insect. Its coloration is simply amazing as well as creative composition of the shot. Great details of the butterfly, lovely colours and impressive square crop. My compliments and kind regards.

Seyfi, beautiful shot of this skipper. This is an outstanding capture. Great color and sharpness. Have a wonderful weekend, Bill

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2011-09-22 5:47]

Wow the out of focus flower in the background really makes this a dreamy picture! Nice sharp on the back of the butterfly. Could use some more sharpness on the head. Well done

Hi Seyfi

Did you just teach us how to produce a 3D effect with this amazing photo. As I see it must be because of the Globular blurred BG and the gradual change in sharpness and colours from center to outside. From dark of the skipper in excellent sharpness in the center to the defocussed green to the still more defocussed white. Whatever the reason it generates a 3D effect and looks amazing.


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