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Carcharodus alceae

Carcharodus alceae
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-18 5:01
Viewed: 2408
Points: 43
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

L'hespérie de la passe-rose

Family: Hesperiidae
Subfam.: Pyrginae

This rather small(23-30mm wingspan) and not very colourful butterfly can be found from Europe to India. In Europe it lives south of the 50°N, but is not found in North-African countries.
Flies in 2-3 generations from April to October.
Likes open and dry places.

This specimen is posed on a pink Dianthus-flower, which creates a nice color-contrast.

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Ciao Anne. Good details and sharp for this old one. Exciting shaded BG.


hello Anne
a beauty Anne!
great bg with good details and beautiful colours
very nice sharpness picture
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-18 5:37]

Hello Anne,
Excellent photo in great sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. POV and composition are marvellous. Fine blurred BG.

Very beautiful photo of this little butterfly with unbelievable sharpnes and overall quality!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-18 6:17]

Fine composition for this lovely skipper whose color is very interestingly goes well with the background and flower. tfs.

Hello Anne,
This is fabulously beautiful with an artistic feminine touch to the style. Superb DOF and equally superb absence thereof on the flower, perfectly complementing the subject of your image. Very pleasant to view indeed. Best wishes.

optimum sharpness and colour. good composition also.

Ciao Anne, great macro of little skipper on a fantastic lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Salut Anne!
Quelle beauté! Très simples mais très convaincante.La combinaison de couleur est super.Bravo! Merci pour la partager .
Bonne w-end!

Hi Anne,

Very strong composition with lovely colours, Anne you have to agree with me on this one that sharpness lets this one down, nevertheless a nice try and better luck next time,
Best regards my friend and have a nice evening,


Cool! Very cool shot Anne! The effect of this superb shallow depth of field is phenomenal. The pink edge of the flower beneath the skipper is so desperately needed here just like a glass of cold orange juice in a hot summer day ;) Love it!
George Veltchev

Hi Anne.
Excellent depth of field and in my opinion composition.
Amazing natural colours. I can see a lot of details of this butterfly.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Anne,
Excellent capture with nice details and very good focus.
This little butterfly stands only on very low flowers and it was very difficult to me to take a shot.
You managed very well this capture and succeed to take a perfect shot.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and impressive sharpness. The colours and the lighting are fantastic.

Ciao Anne,
una splendida immagine di Carchadorus alceae, una situazione di colori fantastica, a mio parere un po' di eccesso nello "sharp", meravigliosa la composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona domenica
Ciao Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-18 15:47]

Salut Anne,une excellent photo selon,j'ai toujours des probles de bruit et cette photo si soft est une solution excellents,avec parfait details sur le skipper aussi.Mes compliments et belle Dimanche,Luciano

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-19 0:01]

Hello Anne,
A very nice macro shot of this skipper,nice colors and fine details.Wonderful POV and composition.TFS.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-19 6:30]

Hi Anne.
Very nice capture of this small and discreet skipper. I like this classical composition with open wings of a butterfly. Nicely contrast flower color with the brown butterfly. Clean monochrome background works very well here. I regret that the sharpness of detail is a bit disturbed probably due to compression. Even so, it is a beautiful presentation of this specie. Thank you for sharing.
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-06-20 6:55]

Hello Anne,
such a lovely composition in softness that attract the eyes so well. The pattern is so exotic and special. I like the total creamy background with sudden emergence of the pink petals.
very nice view indeed.


Casi parece más una acuarela que una fotografía !
El contraste ocres-fucsia es espectacular y efectivo.
Esta especie es relativamente abundante en mi zona.
Saludos Anne: J. Ignasi.

Bonjour Anne

J'aimes le POV et de la façon dont le papillon est
cadré dans l'image, excellent focus netteté et détails, TFS


This is a beautiful image despite the tattered tail of this butterfly, Anne. I like the thin focus with the background smoothly silenced in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.

hi anne!
sharp and fine pic with very nice colours!
beautiful butterfly!
good work!

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