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Mallow skipper

Mallow skipper
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Copyright: Nikos Biliouris (novaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 11 N: 264] (1037)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-20 18:17
Viewed: 5014
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Carcharodus alceae.

Wingspan 2,6-3cm.
Central and southern Europe,in mountains to over 1600m in warm dry steppe countryside, sunny river valleys, the edges of paths, and road and railway ambankments.
Flies singly, not confined to one place, and in favourable summers commonly migrates northwards, often rests on the ground, where it is best camouflaged, passes the nigth like a moth, with wings folded togethere like roof tiles.

Canon 20D + Sigma 150mm + Sigma EF-500 DG super.
Photoshop, sharpnes + saturation.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-20 18:40]

Hi Nikos,
The shot looks like something out of some space movie.
Great details and very clear. THe BG works very well to show up the subject too.
Nice work.
Thenks for something a little different.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-20 19:50]

What a beautiful shot, Nikos. A great and unusual POV. Strange position with the wings down and the body turned up. Interesting. Sharp details and good colors. Well done and TFS. : )

Hello Niko! Nice macro, with very good details, DOF, colors and exposure. I like your POV and unique wings down pose also. Great note, Well done!

Nice shot, unusual position, I like the way you have isolated the subject with the blurred bkgrd. The details are great!


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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-08-21 0:38]

Excellent macro shot. I especially like the details of the butterfly. Good POV and DOF. Well done, Nikos!

Nice photo Nikos. Excellent color, DOF, sharpness, and an awesome subject. It's a fascinating picture. Thanks for sharing it!

Fascinating pose, though to me the image looks like it's just a little lacking in sharpness. Colour and exposure are spot on.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-21 3:50]

What a nice and interesting moth that you have well captured ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are great ! Thanks for sharing Nikos.

Hi Nikos,
this is a beautiful moth, looking like fresh from the hairstylist.
A perfect close-up shot, I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Great portrait of this moth, Nikos.

Terrific POV, details, BG, and color.

How nice of him to pose for you so nicely.

Well done, and TFS.

  • milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716)
  • [2005-08-21 10:19]

Nice capture of this chap doing a work-out ;-)

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2005-08-21 13:08]


nice pose. but this is not a moth, is a butterfly from Hesperiidae family. probably Charcarodus alcae.


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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-08-21 16:31]

I never seen such a strange creature. Looks like long hair stuck to an eyeball or something. Anyway it's well composed and it's very sharp.

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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-08-25 18:49]

Νίκο είναι εξαιρετική. Πολύ όμορφη. Μπράβο σου...

What a fantastic shot. Thanks you for educating me about this moth.

Hi Nikos, what an unusual image. What was it doing, laying eggs? Lovely details and beautiful diffuse BG. You did a really good job with this :)

Congratulations, nice capture. POV, DOF and details excellent.

Impressionante! Parece que ela posou para você! Muito linda! Excelente foto pela nitidez, enquadramento e luz. Parabéns Nikos

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