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Small Skipper

Small Skipper
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII, B+W UV-HAZE
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-30 3:54
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Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thymelicus sylvestris, (Poda, 1761)
Small Skipper

Turkish Name : Sarı Antenli Zıpzıp Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution in the world: All countries of the Mediterranean coast, a species that shows in Europe and the Middle East spread.

Living Area : From sea level, 2000 meters up to the sunny heights of the mountain slopes and pastures live.

Flight time: One generations of the butterfly.Fly in May until the middle of August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, feeding on grass plants develop the type of lies and hibernate.

Description-Notes: Gold-colored wings, and big-eyed Futility family, is a member of cute.Thymelicus lineolus (Ochsenheimer, 1808) are very similar.
However, the antennas can be easily distinguished by the lower end of the yellow color.

Wingspan : 27 - 34 mm long.

Similar Species:
· Thymelicus lineolus (Ochsenheimer, 1808) - Essex Skipper
· Thymelicus acteon (Rottemburg, 1775) - Lulworth Skipper
· Ochlodes venatus (Bremer & Grey, [1852]) - Large Skipper

Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.192


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-30 5:06]

Merhaba Seyfi,
what a superb composition. Excellent view with lighting so well emphasised. I like the intense and rich colours of the skipper and flower...both.
well presented shot in lively view. The images stands out powerfully on the green background.
well done.


Ciao Seyfi, wonderful skipper on a beauttiful flower, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Syefi. Interesting chromatic solution in goo details and sharp against the blurred BG.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-30 5:34]

Hello Seyfi,
A photo in well saturated bright colours. Great sharpness and details. Very good POV, blurred BG and composition.
Have a good weekend,

Hi Seyfi,
in my opinion very goog shot with beautiful colours!
Have a good weekend too.

beautiful combination of pink and orange, TFS Ori

Hi Seyfi. This small skipper is so beautiful with hairy details. The perch is amazing on that violet flower and love the popping compound eyes. Kudos my friend and best regards - Jusni

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-30 7:55]

Merhaba Seyfi,
Very nice macro of both T. sylvestris and the flower that it is feeding on. Both are taken from afine lateral POV with good sharpness and fine natural colours in a pleasing composition against the natural clean green BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

hello Seyfi
super good sharpness pose on this beautiful flower with great details and nice light
greeting lou

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-30 8:23]

Merhaba Seyfi,

We see excellent the drawings on the wings.
This in combination with nice colors and fantastic light.
Very well composition, TFS.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-30 9:00]

Hi Seyfi,very nice portrait of the small skipper,i like a lot the beautifu composition full of warm colors and whit a very nice flower,great sharpness too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic shot with superb details and exceptional natural colours and
superb sharpness. Amazing blurred background.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-30 11:42]

Hello Seyfi
Perfect macro with great details and vivid colors

Fantastic shot. Exceptional sharpness and great colours!

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Sarı antenli zıpzıpı güzel bir kadraj içinde şık bir makro olarak çekmişsiniz emeklerinize sağlık,Selamlar.

Hello Seyfi
excellent capture of this skipper drinking nectar from this lovely flower, amazing sharpness shows each detail so weel, great DOF and green BG
wonderful light and colors
Have a good night

Hello Seyfi,

another great image from you, good pov, dof, sharpness and bg.
Fine colours.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-01 11:04]

Hello Seyfi,
A perfect side view of this little Skipper on a pretty flower. Excellent DOF and sharpness and beautiful light and colours. A fine smooth background and well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hallo Seyfi
Another perfect image from your hand and lens. It is absolute great photography and a stunning macro indeed. The colours and detail is beautifully portrayed. Thanks for sharing this lovely image that speaks of pride and a very skilled photographer. Everything I see is just right and absolutely flawless. Best regards.

Hola Seyfi

Gracias por tu comentario

Preciosa y buena macro de esta polilla, un contrastes estupendo asi como muy buena nitidez. POV excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the small skipper butterfly. The late morning light is bringing out the colors. have a nice day.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-02 2:05]

Hello Seyfi,
a stunning capture of this Skipper.Very, very sharp with good details. Perfect BG that contrasts well with the butterfly. Great composition.Best regards Siggi

merhaba Seyfi Bey
yine nefis bir kelebek makrosu göndermişsiniz. bu sefer çok güzel bir zıpzıp kelebeği ve onun ustaca çekilmiş fotoğrafı var. netliği, açısı ve renkleri yanında; morumsu çiçek ayrı bir güzellik katmış sade fona. kadrajı da pek hoş. elinize sağlık. iyi geceler, selamlar.

Günaydınlar Seyfi bey,

Her açıdan kusursuz bir makro. Emeklerinize sağlık üstat.
Selam ve sevgiler.


Excelente toma lateral y magnífico fondo Seyfi.
Los colores algo saturados a mi entender.
Gracias por tus amables comentarios.

Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Seyfi,
Beautiful butterfly, excellent colors and composition,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-11-08 22:51]

Hi Seyfi

Many thanks and congratulations for this superb picture and the concise notes. The butterfly and the flower are both very beautiful and together they create a strong impact on the viewer's eyes.

Kind regards


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  • dilek Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 9] (82)
  • [2010-11-18 19:30]

Merhaba Seyfi abi !!!
The only thing to be written.You did a great Kare ve kadraj superb and tones amazing Goodluck

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-20 21:51]

Hi Seyfi.
I love this shot. All components of true photo skill are present. Fantastic colours and lights of the shot. Especially I like colour palette of the flower and its heart. POV and composition of the shot are brilliant too. I also am impressed with ultimate sharpness of the flower and butterfly. All details are visible perfectly. Bravo. Great job.

hello Seyfi

very beautiful and excellent photo of this
butterfly over his flower, shot with fine POV,
superbly focused, great sharpness and details,
and very beautiful warm luminosity and colour tones,



Hello Seyfi! Amazing work. Wonderful theme, very fine information. Superb picture. Nice lightness and colours. Good quality. Well done!

Hallo Seyfi,
during my absence on TN what a superb macro shot of this Skipper taken from an excellent lateral POV in a great pose on a marvellous flower, fantastic light and warm colours, outstanding sharpness, very well done
Best regards

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