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Pelopidas mathias

Pelopidas mathias
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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: 2010-09-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-19 1:54
Viewed: 4225
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pelopidas mathias, commonly known as the Dark Small-branded Swift, Small Branded Swift, Lesser Millet Skipper or Black Branded Swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It is found throughout much of Southeast and East Asia, and as far as the Philippines. It is also present in Tropical Africa and Arabia.

"Male. Upperside olive brown : forewing with two small yellowish semi-transparent spots within end of cell, three before the apex, and in the male three oblique discal spots followed by a dark-bordered slender straight impressed glandular streak : hindwing with one or two very indistinct pale discal spots. Female with five discal spots in the forewing, and four or five in the hindwing. Underside paler ; markings more distinct ; hindwing also with a spot at upper end of the cell. Expanse 1.6 inch.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-19 2:02]

Hello Haraprasan,
Beautiful capture of this Skipper with wonderful details and textures. The pose on the leaf is lovely. Wonderful colors and composition.Best regards Siggi

A lovely shot of this skipper, HP!
Very sharp and well composed.

Hi Haraprasan

You present us a fine capture and close-up of this beautiful butterfly. I like its plain beauty and your picture reflects it very well. The good sharpness reveals fine details and the viewer gets a good and pleasant overall impression of this insect. Your notes are instructive and interesting to read.

Kind regards


Namastay my dearest friend Haraprasan,

Incredible capture of this lovely skipper from wonderful POV with impeccable details, great DOF and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice MF!


Hi Haraprasan. Super macro photo of this beautiful skipper.
Details, POV and composition are impressive.
Best regards

Hello Haraprasan,

Very nice species and have a great shot too.
Point of view, depth of field, and vivid colours is also very great.
Thank you for sharing.


Hello haraprasan
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-19 4:45]

Namastay Haraprasan,
A superb macro of this species of Skipper, The lateral POV shows the features of this fresh resihng specimen with excellent sharpness, DOF and natural colours against a suitably blurred BG and in a pleasing composition.
Thanks for sharing this, of a species not often seen on TN.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-19 4:48]

Hi Haraprasan,
Aesthetic ...
very nice close-up for very beautiful Pelopidas mathias.Fine details and splendid sharpness, perfect focus and beautiful blurry BG.
Best wishes,

Hello Haraprasan,

an very nice image my friend, good pov, sharpness and exposure time.
Nice the drop behind the butterfly.
Fine colours.


Ciao Haraprasan, lovely skipper in a beautiful macro, excelllent sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

  • paolo49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 366 W: 63 N: 888] (6200)
  • [2010-10-19 7:19]

Hi Haraprasan,
another beautiful image of butterfly. Perfect details light and shapness. A great image. Regards, Paolo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-19 8:37]

Hi Hara,an excellent result in this low and difficult light,very good sharpness and warm colors,very nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hola Haraprasan

Muy buena nitidez de esta polilla, una imagen de colores muy buenos y bien contrastados con naturalidad, buena iluminación y POV excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

Ciao Haraprasan. Stunning detaisl and perfect sharp. Not so easy in this light's condition. Best comopliments.


Hello Haraprasan,
Slightly over-exposed on the wings of the Skipper, but still a good picture. I think the POV and composition are excellent. Beautiful warm colors and contrasting. Regards, TFS, Jesús

hello Haraprasan
great sharpness and good details with beautiful colours
super pose with nice BG
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-19 13:19]

Hello Haraprasan,
A photo of this skipper in great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Maybe you could crop a piece from the bottom. Good POV and DOF.

Hello Haraprasan, wonderful shot of this beautiful skipper. Nice composition and great details.
TFS and regards,

Hello Haraprasan
Fine light, lovely details and the colours are well reproduced!
Warm regards

Faint impression of a blur here, HP.
Other than that, it is a lovely composition against a colour-spattered neutral BG.
That you have been able to nail the ID of this one amazes me. To me, all these blighters look the same and I see a spate of them in the school garden these days.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-19 22:22]

Hi Nayak,
Splendid photo of this small Butterfly, great sharpness and colors, very fine details, TFS!

Excelente realización técnica. Un trabajo precioso.
Saludos Haraprasan.

hello Haraprasan
I have seen this beautiful Skipper species firstly. you nicely captured it in resting on green leaf. focus, POV/DOF and composition very nice. good informative notes. thanks for sharing, best wishes my friend

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-20 9:30]

Hello Haraprasan,
An excellent capture of this Skipper balancing on the leaf. Excellent sharpness and beautiful light and colours. Well composed too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Haraprasan. This skipper is beautiful and I like the clarity of the compound eyes. Excellent definition on the wings of this great shot. Well done and have a good day shooting. Regards - Jusni

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