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Small SkipperII

Small SkipperII
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-06 7:39
Viewed: 3828
Points: 26
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Small Skipper

Thymelicus sylvestris

Wingspan approximately 30mms.

The small skipper is really a butterfly of grassy places but may be seen in gardens where these areas are found close by. This butterfly can be distinguished from the very similar Essex skipper (Thymelius lineola) by the orange underside of the antennae ends: in the Essex skipper these are black.

Small Skippers are insects of high summer. Although they spend much of their time basking or resting among vegetation, they are marvellous flyers, manoeuvring expertly through tall grass stems. It is these darting flights, wings glinting golden-brown in the sunlight, that normally alert an observer to their presence. Closer examination will reveal many more individuals nectaring or basking with their wings held in the half-open posture distinctive of skipper butterflies.

The butterfly is widespread in southern Britain and its range has expanded northwards in recent years

fartash, jaycee, nglen, Alex99, Jamesp, angybone, izler, nainnain, rousettus has marked this note useful
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Hello Ridvan
Excellent shot of this tiny Skipper,
Perfect focusing,DOF and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot.


Merhaba Ridvan,
a lovely one, I love the colours so much, realy wonderful
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-06 9:37]

Hi Ridvan,

A wonderful shot of this Skipper on the beautifully colored flowers. Fine details of the butterfly. Excellent shot.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-06 10:46]

Hi Ridvan a good close up of the small skipper. you have captured it with fine detail and colours. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-06 11:34]

Hi Ridvan.
I see your amazing flowers give you charming subject for shooting.
Shot is very nice and colourful. Its composition and your POV are really great.
Your have selected DOF perfectly. If I am not mistaken applied f-number is the smallest in your camera. BG is very nice too. My compliments and TFS.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-06 23:42]

Hi Ridvan

Great close-up with good colour and detail.



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-07 2:19]

Hello Ridvan,
a nice shot of this Skipper.
+++ I like the central composition and the POV is great.
Good pose showing this butterfly's long proboscis.
Sharp and detailed.
--- Nothing :D
Well done,

Great colors!
Good depth with a nice flattering background. Sharp and clean. :)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-11-10 13:48]

selam ridvan
bu iki guzel objeyi; zipzip ve agac minesini iyi bir sekilde sunmussun
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, flu arka plan ve renkleri azcik golgede kalsa da basarili buldum
eline saglik

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-14 6:36]

Hi Ridvan,
Wonderful shot of this Skipper perched on the colourful Lantanas. the lighting and focus are perfect and I like the way its proboscis is out. Excellent POV to portray this scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

bravo, tres jolie composition, bonnes netteté et jolies couleurs, bon bg, bien vu, merci a toi

Merhaba rıdvan bey,
herşeyiyle dört dörtlük olmuş, ellerine sağlık.

rıdvan merhaba,
güzel renkler, güzel kompozisyon ve çekim. netlik de çok iyi. eline sağlık. selamlar.
not: güzel mesajın için teşekkürler. sanırım biraz sabır işi:)

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