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Pyrgus alveus

Pyrgus alveus
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-12 4:40
Viewed: 3218
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Large Grizzled Skipper
Halbwürfelfleckfalter,Sonnenröschen-Würfel Dickkopffalter
Hespérie du faux-buis

Size: 25-30mm
Habitat: Sunny south exposed flowery slopes
Distribution: palearctic species

I'm not absolutely sure of the ID of this species. It eventually could be another Pyrgus-species. It was quite tall for a Pyrgus and the hindwings didn't have so many spots as Pyrgus malvae for example.
Follatères in a south oriented and very flowery area, which could fit with the habitat of Pyrgus alveus.
If somebody has another suggestion, I will of course change my note.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-12 4:42]

Hi Anne
What a lovely skipper today from you! Details and colors are perfect!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-12 5:05]

Hello Anne,
A brilliant capture of the Large Grizzled Skipper! Impressive sharp details and lovely colours that stand out against the fine dark background. Very beautiful, great work!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hello Anne,

Fine macro picture of the skipper, well taken. tfs


Ciao Anne. Perfect sharp, stunning detaisl and exciting light. Best compliments and have a nice Sunday.


Hello Anne!
What a nice butterfly species and perfectly taken picture! I like a lot clarity and sharpness in your photo. Also composition and details are very good.
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)
  • [2010-06-12 7:52]

Hello Anne,
Beautiful very sharp detailed skipper. Fantastic light and colours. Good contrasting against the OOF BG. Nice POV and composition.

Fantastic image taken under perfect soft light Anne! Extraordinary detail, great dept of field and absolutely briliant moderate colors indeed! Bravo girl!
George Veltchev

Hello Anne,
Wonderful Skipper!... is a picture with the flash handling marvelous!... congratulations! TFS,

Ciao Anne, lovely skipper against a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Salut Anne,
Superbe netteté: il semble si vivant sur mon écran! Même les deux antennes sont parfaites. Les bords et les tâches blanches contrastent bien avec l'arrière plan vert foncé. Bravo! Amitiés,

A truly brilliant image of an interesting Skipper, Anne.
Normally, Skippers do not spread their wings that wide, so this is a great opportunity you have availed of with amazing control. The details on the wings are perfect and the picture as a whole pleases the eyes.
Best regards.

Hi Anne,

You have a beautiful view mode is excellent.
Point of view, depth of field, composition and clarity with an excellent shot place.
Thank you for sharing your rare beauty.

Best Regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-13 4:15]

Fine details and very subtle colors, earthly. Simple and beautiful. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-13 5:45]

Bonjour Anne,
After looking at this fine image of this Pyrgus skipper I cannot say that this is any other species than alveus. The general impression is that of this species, though the spot size and arrangement varies. This fresh specimen has been taken with excellent sharpness, exposure and against a superb clean dark BG from a nice dorsal POV.
Merci et bonne soirée,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-13 6:39]

Hello Anne,
beautiful indeed. The sharpness is so well defined. The shines and the details are outstanding. i like this composition that gives a dramatic view. The skipper looks like it floats on the air with green background.
Excellent job and it done beautifully.


fantastic super sharp capture, greetings Ori

bonjour Anne
je vois que j'ai ratée quelques une de tes superbes images, ces derniers temps nous avions presque toutes les nuits des orages parfois assez violent, je n'ai pas écrit de critiques ou peu
ce skipper est vraiment parfait, l'excellente pose et le point de vue nous montre avec précision le moindre details de ses ailes
Passe une bonne nuit

Hi Anne,
A stunning silvery coloured skipper with amazing colours and patterns of white and browns.The finer details such as the body hairs, black and white antennas and protruding eyes have been well captured.

Bonsoir Anne
Tu as réussi un cliché de grande qualité, l'autre jour, j'ai vu un Pyrgus, mais ma photo est loin d'être aussi nette que la tienne, avec d'aussi beaux contrastes.

Ciao Anne,
è difficile dire la specie nel caso dei Pyrgus, ma date le caratteristiche e la zona montana, penso anch'io che si tratti di alveus, straordinaria la definizione con dettagli impressionanti e meravigliosi colori, bellissima composizione "classica" un po' inconsueta nelle tuo stile personale.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona notte
Con amicizia
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Anne!
Wonderful picture and a great colors, I Liked the details in the black and the nice diffused Bg , which makes this Grizzled Skipper stand out. we have a similar species (Indian Grizzled/Indian Skipper) here and they look very similar , see my earlier photo of this from India http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo63297.htm

Chapeau !

Una imagen de gran realismo y elegancia: enhorabuena.

Greet Ann.
The tone of colours pleases me oneself very. Excellent sharpness. Does pretty impression.
I greet Robert.

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