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Thymelicus sylvestris

Thymelicus sylvestris
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Copyright: briGitte ghilain (briGG) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-07 14:55
Viewed: 3444
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
at Cap Blanc Nez, there were some butterflies such ...
Thank you for ID LUCIANO!!!

This golden skipper is often found basking on vegetation, or making short buzzing flights among tall grass stems.
The male is distinguished from the female by the sex brand on its forewings, which is a slightly curved line of specialised scent scales. This butterfly is widespread in southern Britain, living in discrete colonies of both small and large populations. The adults are on the wing in late June, through July, and into August.


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bonjour brigitte

je ne peux pas t'aider pour l'identification,
excellent photo en macro du papillon insecte
avec sa fleur, excellent focus netteté et détails,
et également excellent contrast, TFS


Hi briGitte,

Nice sharp image of the cure butterfly. I may not help you with the Id as I hardly know about the names of the insect. But can surely tell you that you have captured it with a nice PoV and and with great focus. Very nice sharp and bright image.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-08 1:47]

Salut Brigitte,je pense qu'il soit un small skipper.Vraiment une tres belle capture avec les couleurs magnifiques et une nettete' au top.Interessante la position de la lumiere qui donne une charme particuliere a ta capture.Mes compliments et bonne journee',LUCIANO

Bonjour Brigitte !
Ces petits papillons sont très communs en été, mais ils ne sont pas toujours facile à photographier - bravo pour cette belle image ! Les détails sont impressionnants, les couleurs sont très agréables, la composition est magnifique. J'aime bien aussi le contraste entre la fleur violette et le papillon orange. Félicitations !

bonjour brigitte
très belle photo de ce "Small Skipper" sur cette jolie fleur mauve créeant un superbe contrast, les details et les couleurs sont magnifiques de même que la composition
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-08 13:11]

Hi Brigitte. This looks so much betetr with out the large frame. But remember thats only my likes. I must say this is a first class picture of the Skipper on the colourful flower head. You have taken both with good detail and rich colours. I like the top POV . well done TFS.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-07-08 13:14]

Salut Briggite,
Encore une bonne capture...comme d'habitude...bonne couleur lumière aussi ...macro de très bonne qualité...pour ça existe TN...on peux offrir a l'autre notre joie...Merci!TFS!

Ciao Brigitte, lovely little skipper on a splendid flower, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-07-09 11:16]

Hello Brigitte
an excellent macro capture of this Thymelicus from nice POV with wonderful details, nice sharpness and fine composition. The soft colors well contrast with vivid colors flower.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-09 13:48]

Hello Brigitte,
Very nice capture.Colors,lighting,POV,use of light,BG and composition are wonderful.
TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hi Brigitte!

What beautiful shot!
I like the colors and POV showing the back.
Good details and sharpness.
Well done.


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