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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-20 10:48
Viewed: 3595
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
in a night walk this butterfly "moth" came on my head lamp
he flew on my trousers
fast to make a picture
i hope you like the colours to
greeting lou
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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-20 10:55]

Hi Laurens,
Lovely close up.Vivid colros,sharpness,lighting and clear details are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Laurens

...skipper - "Flasher",
or to be precise: "Astraptes fulgerator".

Interesting to read that it is night active.
Pretty good documentary shot. I like how you show the flasher's brilliant iridenscence on wings and body.

With thanks, and best regards,

Hello Laurens.
Yes, this is a butterfly, member of family Hesperidae. I believe that this specimen was atracted to the light not because it is night active but because it was just next to the source of light :) It is happened from time to time, not only in case of day-active butterflies but also dragonflies and damselflies :)
Anywa, interesting presentation and very unique colouration of this little cute species :>

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-20 11:39]

HI Laurens,what a incredibles colors this moth! I know how isn't easy to take perfectly this terribles colors,you manage very very well,beutiful specie and fantastic work,my best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-20 12:14]

Hi Laurens. You say i hope you like the colours well they look fantastic. Nature is fantastic. It looks like its been painted. You have taken a good top POv so we can see all of the fine detail. well done TFS.

Ciao Laurens, wonderful moth with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, superb macro, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Lou!
this South American skipper flies at night with their own light like a firefly?
interesting capture and note

ciao sERGIO

wow , I like very much your capture Lou !
colours are wonderful , very sharp picture with fine details and perfect DOF ,
great POV ,
very well done !
have a great weekend !

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-20 13:28]

Hello Laurens,
an excellent shot of thi butterfly. Great sharpness and clarity. Nice position and great composition of this pretty and colourful skipper.

Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-20 16:19]

Hi Lou,

What great reaction time you have! The colors are magnificent and the head is sparkling. Your trousers make a good background - it shows off very well. Excellent sharpness of the entire moth from the antennae to the tip of the wings.


Hi lou,

Very nice shot with beautiful colors, I wonder why I night dweller would develop such a vivid coloration. Great shot!


Hi and Good Morning MF Lou,
A splendid macro capture of this beautifully coloured and pretty skipper with great clarity in a fine composition.
TFS and Have a nice weekend!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-21 0:41]

Hello Lou,
Wanneer ik al die moooie foto's van jou uit Costa Rica zie, heb ik het idee dat ik daar met mijn ogen dicht heb gelopen. Een beetje overdreven natuurlijk, maar je hebt er uit gehaald wat er uit te halen viel.
Weer een prachtige opname. Mooie kleuren en erg goede scherpte. Uitstekende compositie.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-21 0:45]

merhaba laurens
well close up capture of this interesting moth
i like POV, light, colours and sharpness

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-21 3:58]

Hello Laurens
Beautiful colors and great details. I like it.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-21 8:04]

Hello Laurens,
Amazing colors for this beautiful moth. Creatures of this region of the world are just so beautiful and special.
Thanks to present them to us
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-21 20:04]

Hi Laurens,
excellent shot of this moth. I really like the and the colours of creation. Very upatternnique and a very special discovery.
Well shown in sharpness.
The composition is brilliant. You have many special collections.


Great colors! Nice capture!

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