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Giant Red Eye

Giant Red Eye
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Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A 580
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-06 3:49
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Points: 26
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Name : Giant Redeye
Scientific Name : Gangara thyrsis thyrsis

Gangara thyrsis thyrsis ( Fabricius) HESPERIIDAE
Adult upperside dark, chocolate brown. FW with 2 large quadrate and 1 small, triangular, semi-transparent yellow spots in the cell and 3 smaller quadrate spots in the apex. Underside FW with bluish white scales at the apex and bands of similar scales in HW. Male with a tuft along anal area. Eyes red ( hence the common name ). Wingspan 70-76mm.

One of the largest of the skippers occurring from south India to Bombay and Calcutta, sikkim to assam. Crepuscular in habits, hides in concealed spots during the daytime with tightly closed wings. With rapid flight, it is on the wings shortly after dawn and again at dusk. Mostly observed around palm trees in the forested areas. Also known as the coconut skipper.


Greyish white / green with heart- shaped dark brown head. Body sea-green on the sides of segments 2 and 3 and covered with long, white, feathery, mealy threads, arranged in branches, leaving a few brown markings and spots.

Feeds on all palms by rolling the tip of leaves.


Throughout the oriental region wherever palms are cultivated.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-06 4:22]

Hi Arun,
Excellent photo of this interesting Butterfly, TFS!

The eye of this Skipper is truly unique and you have captured it well. The dark leaf BG works well here.

hello Arun
very nice picture with good details and nice colours
greeting lou

Hello Arun
Interesting species and beautiful photo with good composition and nice colours.

Ciao Arun, great macro of lovely skipper with fantastic red eye, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-05-08 14:22]

Hello Arun,
What an intriguing skipper you have captured extremely well. Thank you for sharing.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2011-05-14 7:45]

Arun Bhaie,

It is a fun to shoot such close and the unique insect, I love this also your NOTE helps much to understand, TFS.


Hi Arun,
Very nice image of this moth, great sharpness detail, nice colour of the eye, good use filling in flash,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice Sunday,
Best Regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-05-15 17:46]

Hello Arun,
Awesome image showing this little Skipper in wonderful detail. The bright red eye really captures your attention. Great work!!

Interesante captura nocturna, y un ojo lleno de misterio...
Saludos Arun: J. Ignasi.

Hello Arun

In a low light situation you did an excellent
photo with the work of the Flash, you focused
superbly with excellent sharpness and details,
the fine POV gives a beautiful eye-contact
of the insect with his giant red eye, TFS


Hi Arun,

The leave is helping to frame the insect. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Giant Redeye skipper. The light of the flash has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Arun, great shot of this Redeye. Beautiful color and detail. Excellent capture my friend, Bill

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