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Large Skipper

Large Skipper
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-17 10:07
Viewed: 2998
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Ochlodes sylvanus (Esper, 1777)
Family: Hesperiidae

The Large Skipper is a butterfly which occurs throughout Europe, northern Asia, China and Japan. It was long known as Ochlodes venatus (mispelling O. venata), but this is a Far Eastern relative.
Although called 'Large' this is still a relatively small butterfly. The faint chequered pattern on both the upperside and underside help to distinguish the Large Skipper from these two orange Skippers. It can be found anywhere where wild grasses are allowed to grow tall. Hedgerows, woodland clearings and edges are favourites. An active little butterfly in sunny weather it is attracted to various flowers but has a distinct liking for Bramble flowers (Rubus fruticosus). (Wikipedia)

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-09-17 10:24]

hi catherine ,
excellent picture of this skipper. fantastic details in it. lovely one .

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-17 10:52]

Hi Catherine. This is one of my favorite butterflies . Its because of its colour and large eyes., Which you have taken with fine detail and rich colours. You have used the light well on the body. I like the green frame. well done TFS.

Hi MF Catherine,

Impressive macro of this pretty large skipper from nice POV with great clarity, nice blurred green BG and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-09-17 11:38]

Hi Catherine,

Beautiful details; beautiful colors; outstnading picture!



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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-09-17 11:59]

Hi Catherine,
thank you for your comments on my last post. This is a superb macro with excellent details and composition. The lighting has made this even more beautiful and you took advantage of it well here.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-17 12:15]

Bonsoir Catherine,
Exceptionnelles de capture. Clair avec un peu de couleur exceptionnelle Très.
Une belle soirée,

Hello Catherine..
oww high quality photo and wonderful sharpness.. Great shot and nice BG..
Best regards

Hello Catherine,

A fine capture of this butterfly, showing lovely details of colour and texture. The light has created interesting shadowes across the wings.
I like how you have presented it, acrobatically balanced on the slender leaf.

Perhaps a closer crop would remove a little of the negative space.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

hello catherine
super 3D effect,goodBG.
this is a great sharpness picture
good details of this beauty
great colours
very good shot
greeting lou

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-17 14:07]

Hello Catherine,
What a excellent light. Perfect sharpness, nice green BG. Very good macro.

Regards, Pawel

hello Catherine
what a beautiful macro shot with splendid coloration and great sharp details. frame, POV/DOF and composition also superb. thanks for sharing.
a small note: for Ochlodes venata, true spelling should be venatus according to latin and taxonomy rules.
best wishes

Great close-up shot with perfect exposure and focus! Very sharpness with details.
Best wishes,

Ciao Catherine, wonderful macro with lovely skipper on a leaf, splendid light and colors, beautiful blurry BG and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Catherine
J'aime beaucoup le rayon du soleil, sur l'antenne dressée..
J'aime aussi le reste, la netteté nous montre tous les détails

Hello Catherine,
Super sharp image, excellent background.
Very good details and natural colours.

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