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small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-08 1:44
Viewed: 1084
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family.
It has a rusty orange colour to the wings, upper body and the tips of the antennae. The body is silvery white below and it has a wingspan of 2530 mm. This butterfly is very similar in appearance to the Essex skipper Thymelicus lineola. In the small skipper, the undersides of the tips of the antennae are yellow orange, whereas they are black in the Essex skipper. The black area on the lower edge of the upper wings also differs. Like the other orange 'grass skippers' the male has a distinctive black stripe made up of scent scales.(Wikipedia)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-10-08 3:23]

Hello Sigi,
Excellent macro of this skipper in great sharpness, nice natural colours and a fine composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-08 4:02]

Hi Siggi,excellent macro of this skipper very common in my country too,perfect DOF and bright colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

A nice close-up of the Skipper, Siegfried.
The details and colours on the wing are wonderful.
The eye of the Skipper is also sharp in terms of focus.

Hello Siegfried,

A beautiful Skipper.... well captured. Well light on its wing with good details. You like tight cropping....
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Siggi, great macro of lovely skipper, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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