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Copyright: Christos Saprikis (momos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-26 5:44
Viewed: 4368
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This foto captured with a Canon 350D +Canon FS 60mm Macro
ISO 100
1/200 seconds
Built-in Flash

Pixmantec RawShooter premium 2006 + Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (crop, rotate, sharpen, levels)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-26 7:28]

Yasu Christos!
Wonderful skipper close up.POV,details,contrast,dark
BG and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-02-26 7:37]
  • [2]

Hi, Christos:
Identification here is a little tricky. At first glance it looks like Thymelicus lineola, but the faint paler spots on the underside suggest that it is actually Ochlodes sylvanus, the Large Skipper. These spots are normally much bolder, but fading, a male butterfly and the effect of flash may have contibuted to how faint these marking are. Or I could be wrong?
I would have preferred this shot to have the flash balanced with the natural light available ("fill flash") to avoid the dark background, but overall not bad ;)
Regards, Nigel.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-26 8:04]

Hello Cristos , very nice macro photo , good details colour the eye good compositie, very nice ,greeting Teunie .

The dark background really makes this butterfly stand out! Your depth of field helps me see every hair on that wonderfully colored butterfly. Nice point of view!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-26 10:23]

Very good photo of this Hesperiidae!
I'm more for an Ochlodes venatus, or O. sylvanus. It's quite dificult to be sure, like Merlin writed.
Excellent on details!
Very good DOF!

This is a gorgeous image. Flawless as far as I can tell. I love the black background.

That's a well composed picture, Christos.
Perfect details, very good pose.
Rich naturalistic colours.
I think Nigel (Merlin) and Paulo (phlr) have done a good job finding the ID. Your picture is very sharp and clear, but there are a few very similar looking species. Skippers are difficult, you have to see at least both sides of the wings. With many of them you can't tell them from one another without a good book. One of these books says to me it could also be "Thymelicus acteon".
Whatever it is, it`s a pretty good macro shot from a Skipper.
Thanks and regards,

Very nice shot Christos. Very good macro, I like the details, sharpness and POV. Good work! Thank you for posting.

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