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Carterocepahalus palaemon

Carterocepahalus palaemon
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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: 2012-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland , Schmetterlinge CH 2, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-02-02 4:14
Viewed: 1779
Points: 28
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Chequered Skipper
Gelbwürfeliger Dickkopffalter
Hespérie du brome

Family: Hesperiidae
Wingspan: 22-28mm
Habitat: Meadows, shrubs, woodedges
Distribution:Central and Northern Europe, Asia, N'America

Another species seen on my alpine meadow, which I haven't shown until now.
A documentary shot for my themes.

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Hi Anne,
My most preferred pose in case of butterflies is the fully opened wings, but first of all it's personal taste, secondly, you didn't ask your model for not opening his wings fully... :-) Spectacular composition with great sharpness and DoF. Probably the temperature (white balance) is a little too high and the tones are too yellow, but minimally. Very slight color adjustment (5% to blue) and increasing contrast in very soft dose may solve the problem.
Tfs, best regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-02 5:44]

Hello Anne,
Very beautiful photo of this skipper in great sharpness, details, DOF and composition. Beautiful natural colours.

Ciao Anne, great macro of lovely little butterfly, I never see in nature, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-02 6:40]

Beautiful composition for this lovely skipper..some more brightness will give better colors. tfs.


Bonjour Anne

Tu as choisis un superbe POV et surtout de la
façon dont tu as cadré, une belle lumière chaude,
excellent focus, netteté et détails, TFS


Hello Anne,
well captured image with good composition and colour.
nice sharpness.
best wishes,

hello Anne
super good sharpness and nice composition
i like the light and the beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-02 9:05]

Bonsoir Anne,
You are lucky to have this skipper in your meadow. The Chequered Skipper is not common in Sweden and i would have to travel 400 km to see it.
A fine macro of the male, the forewings shown with fine sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
Merci et bonns soirée,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-02 14:20]

Salut Anne,une espece tres rare a voir sur Tn et que je n'ai jamais vue chez moi,capture parfaite malgre' la difficile position des ailes,excellents details et couleurs,tres joli design! Mes compliments et bon Dimanche,Luciano

Hi Anne
Beautiful skipper in a beautifully composed photo. Nice warm light showing off the great detail you have captured. Super DOV holding focus on the leaf. Then finishing off with a nice blurred complimentary BG. Very nice Anne.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

I like the hairy tail of this Skipper, Anne. It's a unique feature of this species.
Well controlled diffused light that makes this composition very attractive.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Anne. Perfetto il dettaglio per questo Hesperiidae che non ho avuto la fortuna di incontrare. Bei colori naturali. Gradevole anche la composizione.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-06 0:11]

Hello Anne
nice colors of the skipper and the curve of the leaf add beauty to it. Sometimes skipper dont opened their wings fully but the beauty of the pattern can still be seen.
Nice color contrast.


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