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Ochlodes venatus

Ochlodes venatus
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 100, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Skippers II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-11 2:57
Viewed: 3186
Points: 12
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Large Skipper, Ochlodes venatus

I saw my first Large Skipper of the season last week, quite an early record for this species in England.

I chose this POV to get good details of the head and antennae, which distinguish this Family from the other groups of butterflies.

The camera was hand-held in good sunlight, but with some fill-in flash to help eliminate shadows. Thanks for looking.


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  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-11 3:08]

Thanks for your opinion!
You take a very nice photo of this Large Skipper, good sharpness and colors, TFS!

Ciao Alan, great macro of beautiful skipper on a wonderful yellow flower, splendid light and colors, wonderful blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Alan
Superb display of colour. Excellent camera work and a real feast to the eye. Every little detail is just great. The big eyes and funny shape of the antennas is very eye-catching. The warm autumn colours is very catchy. Good focus and framing, presented in a delightful manner. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-11 10:42]

Hello Alan,
Very beautiful photo in warm colours, excellent DOF, sharpness and composition. Good OOF BG.
Have a good weekend,

Hello Alan,
I'm glad looking your skipper!... this very seem some our species!
Nice POV, impressive environnment, suitable DOF, TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-16 12:12]

Hi Alan
Wonderful capture of this lovely large skipper!
Details and colors are fantastic!

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