small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)
|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2015-07-10|
|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|
|[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 25–30 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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- [2015-10-08 3:23]
Excellent macro of this skipper in great sharpness, nice natural colours and a fine composition.
- [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.
A beautiful Skipper.... well captured. Well light on its wing with good details. You like tight cropping....
Thanks for sharing,
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