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Polites vibex (Geyer, 1832)

Polites vibex (Geyer, 1832)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-22 18:08
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Points: 30
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Whirlabout Polites vibex (Geyer, 1832)

Hello friends!

Today I have little time to post, but I hope this little golden skipper will like you!



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Hesperioidea
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Genus Polites
Species: vibex

Introduction: Males and females are very different. Male Upperside is yellow-orange; forewing has a black stigma and neighboring black square patch; black margins of hindwing are smooth inwardly. Underside is yellow-orange; hindwing has a few large blurred black spots. Female: Upperside is dark brown; forewing has a few clear spots. Underside is gray or sooty yellow with a central pale patch outlined with dark scales .

Habitats: Scrubby or open habitats including dunes, fields, pinewoods, roadsides, forest openings, yards, and parks.

Lifecycle: Adult flight is quick and darting. Females are usually found in forest openings or edges; males perch to await females during the afternoon. Caterpillars live in a tube of silked-together leaves and feed mostly at night.

Wing span: 1 - 1 1/2 inches (2.5 - 3.9 cm).

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/1244
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 14400/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2011-06-18 10:19
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 264 kb

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-22 18:37]

Hola Jesús!
Que hermoso skipper! Que estupendas alas él tiene.La foto está perfecta con uns colores muy naturales y toda la composición preciosa.El BG está envidiable! Muy buen trabajo! Bravo! gracias por compartir.
Un abrazo!

what a great capture with optimum sharpness and well composed. very natural colour also.

Hello Jesús

I love the pose of this insect where it his
expressive glance it is bringing dynamism
to the image, fine POV, very beautiful light,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Ciao Jesus. Punto di vista alquanto complicato ma le tue capacitŕ hanno brillantemente risolto il problema. Eccellente DOF con incredibile dettaglio. Gran stacco contro lo sfondo sfocato.


Ciao Jesus, bella piccola esperidae, molto simile alle nostre, ottima mactro con splendida nitidezza, bei dettagli e magnifici colori naturaňli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jesus,
una splendida macro di questo Esperide, ottima nitidezza e colori luminosi, eccellente il punto di ripresa in una composizione di ottimo impatto visivo
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-23 1:39]

Beautiful skipper, well captured with fine colors. tfs.

Excellent point of view, good details and nice subject. A fine photograph. regards yiannis

Ciao Jesus, altro splendido scatto con luce e dettagli perfetti. Un'altra grande immagine. Un caro saluto, Paolo

Impressive DOF Jesus!! The composition is excellent, the colours are wonderful and the focus is perfect.

Gran gran profundidad ! con fieles colores y marcados volúmenes. A pesar del nivel de ampliación, no ha
perdido un ápice en detalles. Excelente trabajo Jesús: J. Ignasi.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-06-23 10:29]
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Hola Jesús, esta es una foto excelente en todos los sentidos, sobre todo en calidad, no le envidia nada a una reflex, la luz el foco y las texturas están muy bien, el color del fondo acompańa muy bien y la profundidad es idónea pues muestra toda la mariposa a foco, la flor un poco desenfocada y el fondo bien desenfocado. Enhorabuena por tan preciosa foto. Un saludo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-23 12:41]

Hello Jesus,
Don't have much time these days.
What a perfection. High quality and a beauty!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-23 15:02]

Ciao Jesus,bellissima cattura di questo insolito skipper,eccellente la prospettiva insolita per apprezzarlo dall'alto,grandi dettagli e perfetti colori come sempre.Buon Venerdi',Luciano

un bellissimo skipper nella tua foto, bellisismo esemplare in una bellissima foto,
complimenti Jesus !

un caro saluto, tino

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