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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/7.2
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects' World, Butterflies, Insects (Insecta) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-11 13:18
Viewed: 4083
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today something from my archive :>

This is Ochlodes sylvanus (Bremer et Grey, 1857) (Lepidoptera: Hesperidae), a rather common species known from great part of Europe, Turkey, temperate Asia to China and Japan. Noted up to 1800 m a.s.l (above 1000 m in Spain only).

Generally it can be found in sunny woodland margins with deciduous trees from late spring to summer (June-August), but if the weather is good, it can be observed even in May.
Eggs are laid on underside of grass-blade. Hibernates as caterpillar.

Picture was taken during field practices with my students in Ilawa, Masurian Lakes District, SE Poland.

And last but not least, I would like to dedicate this picture to Ulla (uleko) :>

boreocypriensis, Amadeo, Jamesp, nglen, extramundi, marhowie, rousettus, vanderschelden, CeltickRanger, gracious, haraprasan, gannu, uleko, phlr, Alex99, RII has marked this note useful
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To boreocypriensis: immobile :)cicindela 3 05-12 01:39
To extramundi: thank you :)cicindela 1 05-11 14:22
To batu: one sentence only :)cicindela 1 05-11 14:20
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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-05-11 13:23]

Hola Radomir, excelente macro, con muy buena luz, nitida y con tonos de color naturales, la composición muy acertada. Un saludo

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-11 13:39]

Hi Rado

This is a superb shot - great pose and wonderful detail combined with excellent colours.



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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-05-11 13:48]
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Hello Radomir,
one word only: PERFECT!
Best wishes, Peter

I can see every single fur and velvet texture on the body of this little beast. Crystal clear and with beautiful "autumn" colours.
Would be perfect for a book, clean and descriptive.
Regards, Felipe.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-11 15:35]

Hi Rado,thanks a lot for the name of my dragonfly and thanks a lot to show us this beauty so perfectly,i like a lot the perfect detalils of eye and the fantastic sharpenss,have a nice day,Luciano

merhaba Radomir,
this is very beautiful skipper and its wonderful macro with excellent sharp details, POV, colors, composition, frame. Everything great. Its large eyes look very beautiful. This is also great dedication to our good friend Ulla, who celebrates 400th post today.
thanks a lot. have a nice week friend

Hello Radomir,
Well composed. Excellent POV...
Well done

hello Radomir

very beautiful image of this butterfly with very fine POV, DOF
and framing, i love that in the framing the good space
you leaved in front where the subject is looking,
great sharpness and details of the foreground of the image,



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-11 20:41]

Hi Radomir,
Outstanding macro shot of this tiny skipper with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours. Good use of flash lighting provides perfect illumination and I like the pose you have captured it in. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-05-11 22:28]

hello, Radomir.
A very sharp image of this skipper.
I really like the details and the composition.
Colors are very natural as well.
TFS. : )

Hello Radomir,
nicely captured butterfly, with lots of details.

Hi Radek, my dear friend,
This shot indicates that your archive chest is fulled up with many excellent captures. Very impressive close up capture of this beauty with superb clarity. But the pose seems immobile:).
TFS. Cheers,
Greetings from Izmir,


Hello Radomir,
Excellent composition of a fine captured of butterfly shot!
good pose with total sharpness, vivid colour and so much details to view and enjoy!
well done and TFS

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-12 4:09]

Hello Radomir, what a beautiful black eyes the insect has. Looks like wearing some sort of sun frame glasses. Excellent sharpness and superb composition. TFS ganesh

Hi Radomir

Great shot, the flash has worked really well here. Excellent sharpness and details.
Good composition and DOF.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-12 5:58]

Hi radomir. This is a fine close up .The detail is spot on with sharp focusing. good natural colours. and a nice pOV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-12 7:32]

Hello Radek,
This is a fine macro from your archives of a Large skipper from your archives with fine sharpness and from a good POV and closed wing pose.
I'm sure Ulla will be pleased when she sees this!
I tried some shots of C. campestris the other day but they are not that good.
TFS this beauty,
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-12 7:37]

Hello Radomir,
I'm sorry to have 'skipped' passed this excellent capture of the Large Skipper and your very kind dedication! What a beautiful pose on the leaf and the sharp details are most impressive. Your fill-flash has worked really well and brought out its lovely colours. Well done!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

wow! What details. Its one of the best pictures of a skipper taht i have seen for a long time!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-12 12:29]

Hi Radomir!
This is a brilliant macro shot!!!
Incredibly detailed and very, very sharp!
Excellent parallel POV.
Brilliant DOF.
Superb work!!!


Hi Radek,
A lovely capture of this beautiful skipper. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. It looks somewhat similar to our rice skipper here. Excellent photo. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Radomir, yo también tenía mis dudas sobre la Id de mi escarabajo. Creo que me has aclarado los conceptos.

Tu foto preciosa, con un buen enfoque y excelente pose.

Abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Motyl jest świetny - szczegóły, ostrość i barwa - I klasa!
Mam nadzieję, że kiedyś też uda mi się takiego "złapać"
Serdecznie pozdrawiam

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-26 22:04]

Hi Radomir.
Once more your superb shot of insects. POV and composition are brilliant. DOF (as always) is amazing also as well as the terrific details and sharpness of the image. I like damped up pleasant BG so much. Subject at whole is amazing. Bravo.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-07-23 1:46]

what a beauty! great close-up, focus and details on subject! very well done. tfs

Sharpness 5/5
Focus 5/5
Noise 5/5
Impact 4/5
Detail 5/5
Background 4/5
Difficulty 5/5
Colours 4/5
Light 4/5

Overall 4/5

Very nice shot. Well done.

excellent details of this beautiful buterfly of the Hesperidae family...i have observed the less beautifully designed imo, Gegenes Pumilio and Thymelicus Flavus of the same family :)

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-08-28 21:32]

Hi Radomir.

Magnific macro, excellent composition, colors,fine details, contrast and point of view,good note.


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