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Indian Skipper (Hesperia sassacus)

Indian Skipper (Hesperia sassacus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4, 1/150 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Chattisgarh
Date Submitted: 2006-11-06 5:45
Viewed: 3679
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This skipper was sitting on leaf of light coloured fern.The shot has been taken in strong daylight. copping has been done to make the composition right.
This is my second post of Indian Skipper.

Family: Skippers (Hesperiidae)
Subfamily: Grass Skippers (Hesperiinae)
Identification: Upperside is yellow-orange with well-defined black markings. Black border of the hindwing is often toothed. Underside of hindwing is yellow-orange with a band of yellow spots that barely contrasts with the background.
Life history: Males perch all day to await receptive females. Caterpillars live in silken tubes at the base of grass clumps and leave them to feed. Older caterpillars overwinter and in the spring pupate in a loose cocoon.
Flight: One brood from May-July.
Wing span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/8 inches (3.2 - 3.5 cm).
Caterpillar hosts: Various grasses including little bluestem (Andropogon scoparius), panic grass (Panicum), and red fescue (Festuca rubra).
Adult food: Nectar from flowers including blackberry, henbit, lithospermum, phlox, and viper's bugloss.
Habitat: Old brushy fields, pastures, clearings, headlands.

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Hello Pankaj
Very nice shot of indian skipper,
Beautiful colors and lighting,
Good composition,some failure in
sharpness, Excellent


Hola Pankaj, bellos colores, luz equilibrada y gran definición. Un saludo

Hi Pankaj,
Beautiful capture with a nice POV.Colors,sharpness and background is superb.

Hi Pankaj,
Seem that we also have this skipper here in Thailand. Pov, dof, exposure are great. Strong daylight always a problem and you handled well here. Very well done and TFS.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-11-06 10:20]
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Splendide image, belle lumière dans les feuilles


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-06 11:43]
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Hello Pankaj,
I like the composition with this little skipper on a beautiful leaf. Good focus and interesting lighting.
TFS, Ulla

Superbe les détails,belles les couleurs,bien net et flou à l' arrière. Thomas

Hello Pankaj,
This is a beautiful specie and I like this POV and composition. Good natural lightning and BG. I think that it could be sharper though. Have you tried USM a little? I enjoyed your interesting notes. TFS,

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