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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic FZ40
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-29 4:42
Viewed: 2895
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pyrgus orcus

(Stoll, 1780)

Pyrgus is a genus in the Skippers butterfly family, Hesperiidae, known as the grizzled skippers. The name 'Grizzled Skipper' best describes this genus, but in some countries the name 'Checkered Skipper' or 'Chequered Skipper' is applied to some species.

Wingspan of about 4 cm.

Medium sensibility to noise and approximation.

ID source.


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I LOVE THIS....wish i didn't have to leave, must turn off the computer, this looks something i would see from my friend Siggi or Silvio in Italy! WOW macro does it again and you my friend have amazing talent! KUDOS

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-01-29 5:09]

hello paulo

excellent job my friend!
silky milky colour combination is fantastic.
focus and compose look pefect.
my fav. shot today.

Ciao Paulo, great macro of elegant butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

I didn't see this butterfly in our area. so, this is a new for me. the image sharpness is optimum and colour is very accurate.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-01-29 5:44]

Very clear and nice composition ..
Congratulations ..

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-29 8:04]

Hello Paulo,
Fantastic sharp detailed presentation of this butterfly with very beautiful colours. Great diagonal composition. Good DOF and background.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-29 9:34]

Hi Paulo!
Very beautiful butterfly captured with excellent details. It is placed in the image perfectly.
Nice light and very good contrast against the dark BG.
ciao! Vanda

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-29 11:27]

Waaw Paulo!!! Spectacular capture of this rare pyrgus,i never seen before and your top quality pic is the best way to discover the magnificent wings design of this specie.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Paulo,
The colours, lighting, sharpness and details, all contribute to a beautiful image of this butterfly with opened wings for your camera. Well done!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-29 16:39]

Hello Paulo,
What an amazing image of this beautiful little Skipper, I must admit when I first viewed your photo I thought it was a type of Blue.
Love the awesome detail and gorgeous natural colors. Very attractive composition and just the right exposure. Well Done!!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2012-01-29 21:23]

Hi Paulo

Great shot - fantastic detail and lighting.

Best wishes


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-30 5:50]

Excellent image of this colorful skipper, good viewpoint and composition. tfs.

Hi Paulo,

Nice photo of this lovely skipper, TFS. Some more space on the left and upper sides could be better.

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