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Fruits of Straits Rhododenron & Skipper

Fruits of Straits Rhododenron & Skipper
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-27 5:56
Viewed: 2610
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grass Skippers is the English name for butterflies of the subfamily Hesperiinae, part of the Skipper family. They are also known as the banded skippers.
Hesperiinae larvae feed on grasses and sedges. Adults typically visit flowers and hold their wings together while feeding.[1] They hold their wings partially open while resting, with the front wings and hind wings held at different angles. They are usually orange, rust, or brown in colour and have pointed forewings.[1] Many species have dark markings or black stigmas on their forewings

Straits Rhododenron
Fruit a berry-like capsule with numerous seeds coated with red, sweet astringent pulp. Seeds dimorphic with and without embryo. Fertile seeds folded or spiral, triangular to D-shaped in outline, 0.45-0.8 mm long, 0.35-0.5(0.6) mm wide, 0.17-0.3 mm thick, with sides sloping to central depression created by curve of seed and one face more or less truncate and round to elliptic. Testa light yellow or pale to dark cream-colored, with truncate face black or same color as testa. Surface glistening, dense with minute papillae. Hilar area on truncate face. Embryo linear-curved. Seeds without embryo similar to fertile seeds but smaller, 0.3-0.5 mm long, 0.2-0.3 mm wide, 0.2 mm thick, appearing collapsed, dented, or wrinkled, testa completely black or reddish-black.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-27 6:12]

Hi Foozi,

Exceptional macro. Splendid was surprised with some iredat magnificent colors.
Have a pleasant Sunday,

Hello Foozi,
a splendid macro shot of this Skipper, very good sharpness and vivid colours, a pleasing colourful composition
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-27 7:37]

Hello Foozi,
Very good macro shot!Nice color, details and very well composed.Thanks for sharing. Congratulations.Best regards Siggi

hello Foozi
great composition with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Foozi, Other excellent shot of this Straits Rhododenron & Grass Skipper.
TFS. Ferran

As usual a superb shot this time of this moth with great details and lovely frame!

Wonderful skipper, lovely colors and details.

Ciao Foozi. Best compliment for good POV excellent DOF amazing light and perfect details. Very good saturation too.


Hello Foozi, very beautiful shot of this lovely skipper with nice details and composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-09-27 14:01]
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Hello Foozi,
Beautiful shot of this lovely skipper.
Details and composition are perfect.
TFS and G's,

hello Foozi
splendid colours that fascinate, very good composition and output!
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-28 16:24]

Hi Foozi,

A wonderful macro of both the Skipper and the fruit. Looks like quite a meal for the butterfly. Brilliant colors and superb details of both subjects. I love the composition.


Hi Foozi,

The leaves are framing well the flower and the insect. The macro view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Grass Skipper butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.


Hello Foozi

Great macro of this skipper, with fine POV and framing,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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