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Skipper in a windy day

Skipper in a windy day
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 90, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 0:44
Viewed: 3293
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

I know this is an unusual POV for taking a shot of a skipper but in fact, it was a windy day and sun was playing hide-and-seek. In those conditions, skipper did open its wings but may be in order to balance itself against the high stroke of wind. For me, these creatures are not less than an artwork created by mother Nature!

Truly speaking, I don't know the name of this skipper even I'm not exactly sure which kind of skipper it is either

For this particular shot I was just sitting next to the skipper for several minutes in order to get a reasonably good shot of its body hair textures.

In addition, I was also looking for the weather conditions to get a bit stable for the moment so that I don't get any OE on its body-parts and thereby can get a good closeup shot from this tiny fellow.

Have a nice day!

Thanks and regards,



ISO=200, Focal length=105 mm, cropped and resized for TN.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-06-07 0:59]

Hello Paras,
Your skipper is perfect, good saturated colours and exact sharpness.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Paras,
Excellent photo of this Skipper, very nice colors and details, fine composition too!
Regards, Joska

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-07 2:26]

Hello Paras.
This is one of Skippers. Beautifull butterflies but very fast and hard to capture. You did very good job here. Soft and warm look, great blurred BG. I like it!Best regards Siggi

Bom dia Paras
Everything is perfect here my Friend.Composition,colour saturation,light,sharpness,blurred BG.So beautiful..
Thank You
Have a good day

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-07 6:15]

Hello Paras,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in beautiful saturated colours, a fine comopsition and a very good DOF.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-07 7:43]

Good viewpoint and composition for this colorful skipper. tfs.

Ciao Paras, great macro of lovely skipper, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-07 9:20]

Hello Paras.
Nearly the whole of this male Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)is in sharp focus. Excellent natural colours and nice clean BG in an interesting composition.
No sign of windy conditions on this image!
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Paras.
Splendida foto di questa skipper,con un’ottima nitidezza e notevoli particolari,molto belli i colori naturali ed un’eccellente composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-07 15:14]

Hi Paras,very nice and original choice of point of view to take the small skipper,very good capture whit excellent details despite the windy day,perfect colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Paras,
lovely capture of this skipper with good sharpness and beautiful details. I also like the fine management of light and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-08 4:59]

Hello Paras,
Pleasant picture with subtle coloration. This year I haven't seen skippers until now. We have so much bad weather.. Excellent sharpness and beautiful color-combination.
Well seen!
Kind regards

hello Paras
Super good macro with great details and beautiful colours
sharpness and BG are very good
thanks greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-06-09 11:25]

Hello Paras,
A brilliant view of a Skipper, obviously carefully planned to show it in a perfect symmetrical pose! Great sharpness and lovely natural colours against the beautiful background.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Ciao Paras. My old friend already at TL's time........ Impressive details and sharp for the O. sylvanus in classic pose with openend wings. Beuatiful natural colours. Lovely compo.


Good morning Paras,

Ho! excellent macro dear friend.
A capture of this butterfly in the colors Silky Gold Amber crisp.
Brilliant flower fauna composition.
My compliments.
Have a good Sunday.


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