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Large Chequered Skipper

Large Chequered Skipper
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-05 12:19
Viewed: 2716
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Large chequered skipper - Heteropterus morpheus

Family: Hesperiidae

Flight Time: June - July

Size: 32-38mm

Altitude: 0-1000m

The most spectacular Skipper by a long way. Coupled with the very dark uppersides it is distinctive in flight. It is a central European butterfly.

No risk of confusion with any other species in Europe. Their peculiar bobbing flight alone is enough to identify them.

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a great beautiful skipper with odd markings. great shot with clarity.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-06 1:00]

Hello Marx,
such a pretty butterfly with exciting pattern. You have detailed so well in good use of lighting. The nice greeen blurry background is well composed to enhance the beauty.
Excellent view and lively presentation that catches the eyes very immediately.


hello Marx
super sharpness picture with a nice pose and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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