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Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper
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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BUTTERFLIES OF AMERICA, Butterflies of North-America, Butterflies, Butterflies, Butterflies III, Butterflies with minimum 50 points & above, 50-59 points Chapter 7, Butterfly & Dragonfly, Butterfly, I love, Butterflys of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-08 6:23
Viewed: 3702
Points: 58
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Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus

Info on the Tropical Checkered-Skipper

I spotted this small butterfly while walking along a grapevine covered fenceline near where I live.

Exposure Setting: Manual +/- 0.0
Lighting Conditions: Partly Cloudy
f/stop: 8.0
Shutter Speed: 1/500
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 420mm[35mm]-equivilent
Auto Focus: Macro/Center-Zone/Continuous
Compression: Standard
White Balance: Daylight
Color: Natural
Sharpness: Normal
Tripod: No
Flash: Off
Megapixels: 6.0
Dimensions: 681 x 650
Size: 127 KB
Location: Galveston, Texas
Date: September 29, 2007
Time: 3:25 PM

Cropped, sharpened, Neat Image noise reduction and resized for posting

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You find some interesting insects these days Jim. And capture them well. Fine colors, contrast and increasingly fine notes.

Hi Jim, splendid composition with lovely butterfly, great colors, excellent sharpness and superb details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-08 7:25]

What a fuzzy little body!
Great details: superb sharpness to really show off this little beauty right down to its barber-pole antennae

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-08 8:00]

Hello Jim,
Brilliant capture of this interesting little Skipper. It looks very fresh and beautiful and sharpness is spot-on. I like its pose on the flower and the contrasting background is great. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

hello jim,
great shot of the tropical skipper, the insect with open wings has been captured with most suitable pov, well composed shot, well exposed shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello my friend Jim,
This is a true beauty and well captured!
exposure and focus is spot on with perfect sharpness, beautiful colouration and very details in it!
the butterfly so outstanding clear
very well done and well composed

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-08 9:21]

Great shot, Jim!
This is a razor sharp superb capture of the Tropical Checkered Skipper. Lighting and colors are excellent as is the pose and POV.
Very nice to view!
Well done and TFS!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-08 10:16]

Hi Jim. This is first class work. The detail is spot on . and very sharp focusing. good natural colours . with a nice POV. a good all round close up. well done TFs. good notes too.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-08 15:50]

Hi Jim,

Beautiful butterfly! The pose is wonderful showing off the nice marking, colors, and textures. So pretty on the green leaves and yellow flower. Wonderful setting and wonderful composition.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-08 17:39]

Hi Jim.- It is very nice for me to see your photos. all of them are with high Quality. This one is very sharp and great focus. Nice colors and Bg. Luis52.

Hi Jim,
Great shot, beautiful color saturation , great POV. Awesome butterfly. TFS

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-10-08 23:09]

Hello Jim,

This is real beautiful, we see very well all details with a very great quality and sharpness, splendid done.
Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

oh lŕ lŕ superbe présentation, bien vu, les couleurs et détails parfaits
merci a toi, bon travail

Hola Jim,
Otra preciosa mariposa mostrando toda su belleza, bonita composición con gran nitidez y detalle, excelente iluminación, saludos
José Ramón

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-09 3:45]

Hi Jim,
Nice photo of this skimmer with a good POV and nice colors. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Jim,

A good POV of the Tropical Checkered-Skipper, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-09 5:30]

Jim, Very nice view and very nice shot. I like the POV and composition of the shot. Ganesh

Great shot Jim, haven't seen this species before.
Good POV and sharpness.

Another excellent capture...great composition, great sharpness. Good stuff!!!!

Nice exposure. Just a bit high in noise.
Best regards,

Hi Jim,
A beautiful and cute looking skipper. You have captured it very well with nice composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

AH! Amazing, la texture est superbe on a envi de le flatter, quels détails et magnifiques couleurs

Hello Jim,

Besides being a very sharp capture of this lovely butterfly, this is just a lovely photograph to enjoy! The busy pattern on the wings set against the soft green of the leaves, with a lovely composition, is very pleasing!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Jim
It is fantastic. i have never seen that kind of skipper. Good sharpness, composition and colors. Noises in background are a minor thing here
I like it very much
Best wishes

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2007-10-10 1:05]

Eh Jim, one can for hours on end look at these wonderful shots you placed in your own portfolio. All splendid, not as usual coloured and showing fantastic world of which most people does not know, and even hardly possesses consciousnesses of his existence. This photo is a splendid picture of the part of this world. Very nice macro!
Best regards from quite already autumnal Poznañ,

Hello Jim,
Beautiful shot with outstanding details and colors, good composition also, a great shot

Hola Jim, sorprende tan buen enfoque en todo su cuerpo por esa gran profundidad lograda. Buena luz.

Hello Jim,
a butterfly with a fur, and so well captured! Very amazing the sharpness of the antennas, well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-11 7:06]

Hi Jim,
Just marking this shot for a proper critique later. Facing acute internet problems hence doing a quick job. Sorry.

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