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European Skipper

European Skipper
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L USM, Sigma 36mm Ext. Tube
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-26 15:59
Viewed: 3885
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Thymelicus lineola, The European skipper. These are abundant everywhere.

Not much more to say.
Thanks for looking.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-26 16:28]

Lovely colours, great POV and a nice composition. Lovely shot

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-26 16:41]

Hi Mike,
This skipper is very enhanced with Chicorium as perch and the brown blured background. Lovely picture!
TFS, José M.

Very pretty Mike, the POV is excellent and shows this butterfly and flower well. :)

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-07-26 17:50]
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European Skipper? Is it on holiday? :-) Very nice picture Mike, I think you have really settled in to your kit - good consistent results and a style becoming apparent. Lovely colours and composition. Well done.

*I've turned off my points, I cannot recieve and I cannot give. I'm sorry for the latter*

Hi Mike
Encore une fois tu nous envoies une superbe prise de vue d'un magnifique papillon qui va se retrouver dans ma collection d'ecran de veille pour mon ordinateur..
Très belles couleurs et beaux détails et très belle présentation.
Bravo et merci ....JP

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-26 19:07]

Hi Mike,
Beautiful shot, perfect DOF, nicely framed and excellent colours. Perhaps a little soft on detail.

Hi Mike,
it very nice "European" with good details and nice colours.
The compostion and POV are good.
Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-27 1:30]

What a lovely shot that you have well done ! Composition, colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness are very good. Congratulations Mike and thanks for sharing.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-27 2:59]

Hi Mike,
Beautiful colors and composition with very sharp details.
I like it a lot. TFS. : )

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-27 4:18]

Hi Mike,

A great composition,with very nice colors,my compliments for this shot ,I like it a lot,



Prety composition.
Good sharpness, skippers are always hard to shoot.

Hello Mike,

I like your so nice picture! Colors looks so natural and details and sharpeness are more than adequate! Nice composition too! Good pov also! TFS,


Hi Mike

Have been out of range for internet connection over the last few days. Been in a remote area of New Zealand called The Catlins, so now it is time for me to catch up on what has been happening.

Excellent shot. Well done on everything here. Thanks. -)

Hi Mike,
Well done on the composition and details.
Excellent quality, artistically executed ;)
Very well done.

Hi Mike, good close-up rich in colors and details.


Hi Mike,

This is a great shot and nice composition. We can see all the very sharp details of the "Skipper" and the flower. Nice POV and DOF! TFS,

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-27 13:44]

wauw your become a specialist Mike,
and thats mean as a big compliment, another good, perfect shot, well composed, great pov and a nice dof and marvelous colours, very good job Mike, with my compliments.
gr. jaap

Hi Mike,
Just visited your TL photo. Looks like you have a eye for beautiful light. This one transfers the great colors of the flower and butterfly so well. Great sharpness and composition.

Great macro Mike.
Colorfull with great sharpness, details, colours and great POV. This is a great composition. Very good job. Well done.Thank you for posting.

Lovely shot Mike, great details and perfect POV, composition. Very nice presentation also. Well done.

Very nice shot Sir Mike,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-28 3:09]

Hi Mike,
good shot, nice colours and sharpness, interesting frame. Well done photo.
Rgs, Aleksander

Nicely done, Mike. Incredible details on the flower (including the pollen). I've noticed that you seem to be catching all your recent critters on this same flower. Is this flower a bug magnet, do you have a blind there or just leave your camera on a tripod and fire it from the house?

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-07-28 11:51]

Mike, I like the arty mood here.

Besides, great composition, pov and very nice soft bg that constrasts with the flower. I like sharpness too.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-07-31 11:38]

Like the previous posting, this one is quite stunning in your crispness of focus. It may be an abundant creature, but good captures of it are not. Excellent composition and nicely finished with an attractive frame.

Another photo where the colour of the flowe adds so much. Would look great as a poster in todays modern rooms with this sort of colour scheme! DOF is great, you've got the head of the skipper and the sentre of the flower dead right, yet nicely blurred background.
I would maybe have turned the exposure up just a notch.

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