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a Decade on TN

a Decade on TN
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, Digital RAW 800
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-25 7:13
Viewed: 2778
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your kind words and comments of my previous posts.
Today is 10 years then I became a member of this site, member 25. Time really flies, I had no plans to stay so long :-) The firs 5-6 years I was very active, but the last years only now and then.
I had hope to be here more often this year, but health problem stopped my intention.

I hope you like the Large Grizzly Skipper, it is new born and very fresh.

From Wikipedia.

The Large Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus alveus) is a species of skipper (family Hesperiidae). It is distributed throughout most of continental Europe but is absent from Denmark and practically all European islands including Great Britain, Ireland, Azores, Balearic Islands, Channel Islands, Canary Islands, Crete, Cyprus, Iceland, etc.

This is a rather variable species with a wingspan of 22–32 mm (not always particularly "large") with several subspecies having been described. As with most Pyrgus species it has dark brown wings with pale chequered margins and is rather difficult to identify specifically in the field but good views reveal clear, well-spaced white spotting on the forewing and much fainter markings on the hindwings. The most likely confusion species is the Safflower Skipper (P. carthami). P. alveus is on the wing from June to August with one or two generations produced each year.

The larva has been recorded feeding on Agrimonia, Helianthemum, Polygala, Potentilla and Rubus.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-25 7:21]

Hello neighbour Gert,
Ten years...You're one of the oldest members, maybe the oldest, who is still active. Congratulations on this fantastic milestone.
A superb macro to celebrate this. Impressive sharpness, details and splendid colours. Great diagonal composition. Very beautiful blurry background.

hallo Gert
Congratulation with your 10 years on TN
And allways with super picture's to show
i like this one to Gert
so good sharpness light and BG are also very good
Hope to get good with your health
thanks gr lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-25 7:40]

Great picture with perfect sharpness on this Skipper Gert! It is good to see your galery and enjoy all the good pictures. May God will bless you with good health so you can participate more frequently as you wish. Saludos and congratulation for the good picture and the 10 years on TN.

Hello Gert-Congratulation to touch the milestone.Useful NOTE.Well presentation of this G.Skipper.Two antennaes are well in focus.Top to bottom a touch of Perfectionist.Thanks for sharing.Regards and wish you good health.Have a nice WE-Srikumar

Ciao Gert, congratulations for your ten years on TN, great macro of lovely skipper on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Gert

I am very glad for your come back to TN and I wish to overcome any health problem. A superb macro of this skipper is the best for 10 years celebration. It is really impressive image in a diagonal align , very nice sharpness and excellent details, vivid and clear colors and a very beautiful BG



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-25 9:05]

Hi Gert,you're very old my friend..ehehe....nothing better to celebrate your 10 years on TN,a magnificent macro of this skipper caught in a perfect way,great detail everywhere and natural colors in the best exposure,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Gert. Very nice presentation. Clear to view that you can even see the hairs perfectly. Wonderful colours. The white checkers are amazing to see for a pattern. I love it. TFS Trevor

Hello Gert

Congratulations to your 10th year on TN ! more than 7 years ago when I joined TN
you was among the photographers I admire most because of your duck in-flight great shots,
great photo of this Skipper, with fine POV, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-26 0:49]

Hi dear Gert.
I do not imagine TN without you, your pictures (oh, where are your hundreds masterpieces?), informative notes, useful advices and kind comments. Even your very seldom visits here last years have strong impact on us. It is clear TN now is not the same as TN then. However, I wish you health improvements, many new shots and posts here.

As all your other pictures this one is wonderful. Silk-looking BG underlines the shapes and details of the cute skipper perfectly. I like impressive diagonal composition and natural pleasant colours of the image. Warm regards and all the best.
Yours Alexei.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-03 10:15]

Hello Gert,
You could not have asked for a better pose, the wing patterns and colors are easily seen in super fine detail. I really like the framing and the exposure is right on the money. Well done!!

Hi Gert,
We also truly hope you'll visit TN more regularly, as you're a very important part of the whole website. 10 years... How many people came and went during this period... But you're here (even sometimes), and your photography is very spectacular and is always offering something new to the viewer. I don't vivisect the image, it's excellent as it is. Hope to see you more often, old friend. All the best!
Kind regards, László

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-12-04 4:52]

Hello Gert,
Obviously I missed this picture associated with a decade of presence on TN. Not bad!!Congratulations.
Pyrgus alveus is also present in our country, you show it in a typical pose. As usual composition, sharpness and presentation are excellent.
Thanks too for your kind visit to my last picture and I wish you the best for your health.
Take care!

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