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Pyrgus frittilarius.

Pyrgus frittilarius.
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Copyright: Peter Stoeckl (peter_stoeckl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1738 W: 291 N: 4005] (11530)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7Hi
Exposure: f/4, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 2, The Skippers / Hesperiidae Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-16 3:47
Viewed: 5058
Points: 22
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Pyrgus frittilarius (Poda, 1761)
Safflower Skipper, Dunkelbrauner Dickkopffalter, Esperia del cardamom, Ajedrezada.

Another skipper to add to the TN collection of Hesperiidae. Widely but locally distributed over central and southern Europe in dry grassland locations.
The butterflies appear in one extended generation from the middle of June to early September. Males show light woolly hairs on the forewings, the darker females do not. Caterpillars feed on Potentilla and Malva.

Wing span: 32 – 35 mm.

The picture was taken in the grasslands of the ice age sand dunes called “Sandberge”, in eastern Lower Austria, near the small village of Oberweiden, on a cool and rainy afternoon, June 10, 2004.

Camera: Minolta Dimage 7Hi.

Hope you have a sunny day.
Thank you for looking.

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Excellent detail, colours and POV. DOF is perfect.

Great Job

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-16 3:54]

What a FANTASTIC photo!
Never saw this specie.
Perfect on everything!
Very good job indeed!
Photo above scale!

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

Lovely shot, Peter - another tiny butterfly gets a moment of fame ;)

Thanks, Nigel.

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  • ErEs2 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 15] (582)
  • [2006-01-16 4:30]

very good DOF and POV, great photo :)

great DOF, nice object and beautifull low contrast background

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-01-16 19:56]

Hello Peter,
Very nice "spacy" composition with interesting POV. I like the cool tones of the shot.
Best greetings,

Great POV Peter. This is a great closeup showing crisp, clear detail. Good exposure and very well composed. Thanks.

I very much like the simple composition of this image of your beautiful butterfly, Peter.

Superb details, colors, BG, POV, and exposure.

Well done, thank you!

Hi Peter,
Very nice shot!
Good lighting and DOF, very sharp and detailed.
Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for this id.
I am looking for some in my archives, and I found one on Paulo´s gallery, another in your gallery... TN is great, I will leave google for the 2nd. try :)
This is a great shot, clear, detailed and nicely isolated from the BG. Light and colours are plesant too. Thanks Peter.

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