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Indian Palm Bob

Indian Palm Bob
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Copyright: vijeesh babu (vijeeshbabu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 122] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony DSC W110
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-24 2:08
Viewed: 3323
Points: 38
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Indian Palm Bob

Suastus gremius gremius ( Fabricius) HESPERIIDAE

Adult upperside dark olive-brown. Base of FW and anal area of HW olive green. GW with 7 semi-transparent yellow spots ( 3in the apex and 4 scattered ). Underside mostly grayish. HW with 5 sharply defined, curved, discal series of black spots. Wingspan 32-45 mm.

Common, small, sun-loving butterfly, found sitting on damp patches and bird droppings on leaves. Visits low growing flowers, particularly those of Asteraceae including common pearl everlasting, Aztec Marivold, Youth and old age, Lantana, Anaphalis spp etc.


Grayish green with brown triangular head, constricted neck and posteriorly flattened body having a dark dorsal line, maller dark green dots and 6 strong, reddish hairs at the posterior region.

Feeds on several palms including coconut, palmyra, date, toddy palm, rattan, east India cane etc.


India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Southern china, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Taiwan and Indo-China.

aruntp, lousat, cobra112, maaciejka, maurydv, ramthakur, mikou, uleko, kapildk, pierrefonds, Argus, Dis. Ac. has marked this note useful
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This is an excellent species rarely seen around. wonderful exposure and sharpness. Congrats and thanks for sharing.

Ciao Vijeesh, great macro of lovely skipper on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-24 2:22]

How is rich the wings design of this skipper.And your pic is the best way to discover that.Magnificent choice of point of view and very very good quality of sharpness,details and colors,very interesting!Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hello Vijeesh
Beautiful photo with good composition and good sharpness. The colours are fantastic.

Ciao Vijeesh. Good DOF and details for teh insect. Lovely coloured BG.


Precioso Hespérido, similar a uno que tenemos en esta zona.
Buena luz y colores aunque con un primer plano algo fuera de soco.
Saludos Vijeesh:

Josep Ignasi.

Hallo Vijeesh
a very good macro shot, good sharpness and vivid colours, very nice composition
Best regards

Lovely macro of this Skipper, Vijeesh.
The lantana flowers add great beauty to this composition.
Well done and TFS.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-24 11:21]

Hi Vijeesh.
This is really very detailed view on this skipper with more sharp details. Beautiful composition with pretty flower and very nice colors. I think a little Overexposure. Thanks for sharing.
Regards Milos

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-06-24 12:23]

Hello Vijeesh,
A very fine capture of a beautiful Skipper showing perfect details and colours. Some noise in the background - I expect you've cropped it too much? Otherwise well framed.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hi Vijeesh,

Wonderful shot of this skipper. The pink & green colors are nice in the pic.
The sharpness is great. Well done & TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-06-24 12:42]

This is a super sharp macro of this butterfly, Vijeesh!
And I like the pose and the composition.
The colors are beautiful too.
Quite a "furry" little guy.
TFS. : )

Hi Vijeesh,

The flowers are helping to frame the butterfly. the close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the Indian Palm Bob butterlfly. The blurry background is putting the butterfly in evidence. Have a nice day.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-25 7:38]

Hello Vijeesh,
A very fine macro of this species of Skipper,
The POV is great and shows its features with fine sharpness and natural colours on the lantana against a good contrasting OOF natural bg.
Thanks and best regards,

Looks a lot like a skipper. Perhaps in same family...great foliage to set it off....so good eye for composition and excellent work for tht gear!

Hallo Vijeesh
You have some great images off butterflies in your gallery this Indian Palm Bob skipper being one of them. The brown colour of the butterfly against the pink flower is beautiful and display well on the screen. This image is filled with lots of pleasant details and colours. Thanks for sharing a pretty macro. Best regards.

Hello Vijessh!
Lovely pic showing this beautiful skipper.The picture is very pleasant with these pink flowers and elegant BG.Well done! TFS
Regards from,

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-06-28 13:11]

Hello Vijeesh,
A beautiful macro image of this pretty little skipper. The detail is very good and the colorful semi blurred BG is really attractive. A pleasant photo to view!!

Hello Vijeesh,

an nice pov and sharp shot taken from this skipper.
Fine colors and lots of details.

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