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Giant Redeye

Giant Redeye
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/29 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-19 10:53
Viewed: 3388
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gangara thyrsis, commonly known as the Giant Redeye, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It breeds on a number of palm species.

Male and female dark chocolate-brown. Forewing with bright yellow semi-transparent quadrate spots disposed triangularly, the first is large and occupying half the cell, the second also large, obliquely beneath and partly beyond, the third small and obliquely above the second ; above the last are three smaller spots obliquely before the apex, the two upper being geminated ; in some specimens beneath the subapical spots is a small dot, and on the posterior margin another, both similar to the rest ; cilia at posterior angle brownish-white ; hindwing with the cilia at the anterior angle brownish-white. Underside, forewing irrorated with grey scales near the apex, posterior margin pale brownish-white, spots yellow as above ; hindwing irrorated with grey scales in a series of bands across the wing.
—E. Y. Watson

The male of this species presents, on the upperside of each anterior wing, three lines of modified scales, namely, one along the posterior side of the median vein between the origins of its first and second branches, another on each side of the first median veinlet from the origin of this up to the second discal spot, and a third, also double, along an equal portion of the submedian vein, and a thick clothing of setae paler than the groundcolour at the base of the interno-median area, and a similar clothing of paler setae on the middle three-fourths of the sutural area ; and, on the underside, a conspicuous and equally long furry patch of pale fulvous coarse setae divided by the submedian vein.
— Wood-Mason and de Niceville J.A.S.B., i88i,p. 261

The wing expanse ranges from 2.5 to 3.25 inches.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Genus: Gangara
Species: thyrsis

Source : Wikipedia

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-19 11:01]

Hello Haraprasan
This is an excellent image taken with great details, perfect focus and beautiful colors. Well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-19 12:12]

Hi Hara,this is really new for me.What a strange and beautiful specie,impressive this red eyes!!And the pic is at the top of quality,the best sharpness and colors for the ebst result as possible! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-19 12:16]

Hello Haraprasan,
That red eye is awesome,
What a fantastic photo . The DOF is perfect. Beautiful contrasting colours. Great sharpness and composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hi MF Haraprasan, what a beautifully coloured skipper species which is a novelty for me. You took an awesome mmacro from it!
Nice POV with neat details and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice WE MF!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-19 13:48]

Hi Haraprasan. I can see why this one is called this. I have never seen this one before so thanks for posting. You have taken this butterfly with fine detail and rich colours. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-19 16:47]

Hi Haraprasan,

I don't think I have ever seen this Giant Redeye before! I love the pose on the leaves showing off his beautiful rich colors. Outstanding details of his wings and head. A wonderful setting and composition.


hello haraprasan,
what a fine capture of this beautiful skipper, i liked the pov, the sharpness and the details you have managed with.
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Haraprasan,

you have become a master at exploiting the capabilities of your Nikon E5600! yours is a compact camera, with certain limitations. But his talent makes the photos are as good as any camera with a larger caliber.

This photo has reached a set of magnificent color and detail. These 1/30 sec exposure have resulted in a clear and precise picture. I guess you used a tripod?

Additionally, the background, framing and composition are exceptional. The note is consistent with the high quality of the picture.

Thank you very much for sharing your work, congratulations!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-20 1:04]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very beautiful photo in a marvelous composition and natural surroundings. Great sharp details and clear colours. Excellent DOF.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-20 3:36]

Hello Haraprasan,
This is a superb macro of this large Skipper species. The POV is ideal for this closed- wing pose and the sharpness helps to bring out from the busy but OOF natural BG.
Thanks for posting this fine image,

Kathy is getting closer in like you but still not in this close yet. It is amazing how patient you must be here...althoguh I have noticed that the more of them there are in one area then it becomes a bit easier and they seem not as wild!

This is my first viewing of this butterfly and I am thrilled to see its peculiar qualities -- especially that large eye that gives it its name --Giant Redeye.
The club-like antennae look like those of Skipper butterflies; or is it that Skippers also fall into the same genus? You see, I'm a bit thick about life sciences.
The POV highlights all the features of this butterfly.
Well done and TFS.

Hello again Haraprasan, a great close-up of this butterfly.
TFS and regards,

Hello Haraprasan, another great shot. Beutiful butterfly too.
TFS and regards,

Namastay Hara,
A stunningly beautiful shot of this lovely moth-like butterfly.
What a gorgeous colour and texture.
Very nice work.

Gran acercamiento con buena luz, colores y profundidad de esa especia de tanto tamaño.
Buen encuadre y ver que ben destaca sobre el fondo: muy bien realizada técnicamente.
Saludos Haraprasan: Josep Ignasi.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-06-21 6:49]

Another beautiful close-up shot but now a butterfly Haraprasan.
TFS and G's,

hello Haraprasan
marvellously capture and macro photo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-22 4:37]

Hello Haraprasan,
This Hesperiidae butterfly has a real strange look, amazing to see its big red eye. It has also very special wing-shapes and a beautiful -coloration and special patterns on it. Thanks to show a species rarely shown on TN.
Kind regards

Hello Haraprasan
this is a wonderful shot of this Giant Redeye taken in a nice decor
the details are wonderful in this well composed shot
great pose and POV and lovely colors
Have a nice day

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