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Pyrgus carthami

Pyrgus carthami
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/19, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-13 0:02
Viewed: 3130
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
About my Valais excursions:

The place is Jeizinen, a " Maiensäss" (=summertime settlement, 1'530 m a.s.l., see "Map") belonging to the village of Gampel. There I discovered this Safflower skipper (Lepidoptera; Hesperiidae; Pyrgus carthami (=P. fritillarius) Hübner 1813, Dunkelbrauner Dickkopffalter) laying eggs on its host plant, Potentilla sp.

Jeizinen is known for its flowery meadows (see in workshop area). The Safflower skipper occurs in meadows interspersed with rocks, from Spain to Ukraine and Southern Lithuania.

Lit.: T. Tolman & R. Lewington, 1997. Collins Butterfly Guide. Harper Collins Publ. London UK.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-13 2:13]

Hi Dietrich,
Splendid photo of this small Butterfly, TFS!

Hi Dietrich,
A nice capture of this beautiful skipper laying egg. very well composed shot. But I think the focus could have been better. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-13 3:41]

Hi Dietrich
What a great shot of this skipper!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-13 5:14]
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Lieber Dieter,
Wieder ein Neuling für mein Schmetterlingsthema! Aber ich muss zuerst eine butterflytheme2 öffnen, das andere ist schon voll. Wie bist Du auf die ID gekommen? Ich hab so Mühe mit der Bestimmung dieser Pyrgus. An Hand der Futterpflanze? Habe auch in Ferpècle eine ganz kleine Sorte fotografiert, aber habe noch keinen Namen. Wie schön die Wiese von Jeizinen!!
Herzlich grüsst

hello Dietrich
very nice post with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-15 2:19]

Hello Dietrich,
Beautiful sharp photo taken from a good POV and in a very nice diagonal composition. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-15 8:49]

Hello Dietrich,
Pyrgus carthami is a species of Skipper that I have never seen in real life so it's nice to see this macro of an ovipositing female on Potentilla.
Nice clarity and composition that shows her features well.
Thanks and best regards,

Selam MF Professor Dietrich,

Incredible macro capture with fantastic wing position of this skipper. Ecxellent DOF/POV and perfect exposure.
TFS and have a nice week!


Hallo Dietrich
I like the furry details on this skipper's body, just as much as the hairy details on the shiny green leaf it is resting on. Both are very catching to the eye and is well seen. The big eye and the plumpish body is also a great attraction and cannot be missed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
ps. Every time I visit your gallery, I go to your intro page to see if you are still riding your bicycle, pulling your camera gear on a cart and I am not disappointed.

Ningun problema en que publique mis fotografías en tus "themes" :-) Además me ha gustado el que consideraras algunos de mis trabajos.

Hallo Dietrich,
a superb macro shot of this Pyrgus, very good sharpness and marvellous natural colours,
a very nice composition with a lovely posture of this ovipositing female.
Best regards

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