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Long Tailed Skipper

Long Tailed Skipper
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Braynard (pbraynard) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 96] (891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-06 6:24
Viewed: 2143
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This long tailed skipper is on what we call blood flower. This is Asclepias curassavica, which is a form of milkweed.
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Ciao Paul, great macro of fantastic skipper on beautiful flower, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Paul
very nice and sharpness composition with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

GReat shot paul, even if it made me dizzy looking at the butterfly upside down


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-06 17:25]

Hello Paul,
I have never seen this particular type of skipper before, very unique in appearance. You managed to capturee some really good detail and I like the exposure as it shows alot of contrast. Beautiful vivid yet natural colors. Well done!!

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