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Yellow-banded Skipper

Yellow-banded Skipper
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-22 6:39
Viewed: 2882
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pyrgus sidae , (Esper,1784)
Yellow-banded Skipper

Turkish Name: Sarıbandlı Zıpzıp Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, western Spain, Southeastern France, Italy, the Balkan Countries, Iran, the Trans-Caucasus, the North-West Asia, the Urals, Kazakhstan.

Living Area: Above sea level, can be seen to the heights of 2000 meters. Open fields, meadows - pastures and irrigated pasture areas prefer.

Flight time: One generation in June and July.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, feeding on the plants grow Potentilla species.

Description-Notes: Be the best way to distinguish is to look at the bottom of the wing. Orange yellow, sometimes with two rows at the bottom of the wing-band is a species easy to distinguish.

Wingspan: 24-28 mm long.

Similar Species:

• Safflower Skipper - Pyrgus carthami, (Hübner,1813)

1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul..188 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Yellow-banded Skipper
3. Moths and Butterflies :Europe and North Africa - Yellow-banded Skipper
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Turkiye Kelebek Gozlemcileri - Yellow-banded Skipper


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Hi Seyfi,

Excellent closeup! Great detail and sharpness! Nice smooth colours!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-22 6:44]

Hello Seyfi,
Good to see a new photo from you. And an excellent one. Great sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Fantastic blurry background. A very good POV and composition too.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-22 6:52]

Cute and colorful skipper, good lighting, colors and composition. tfs.

hello Seyfi
Great composition with good details and beautiful colours
very good light and good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely skipper, rare in my country, wonderful colors, splendid light, beautiful blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Seyfi,
amazing colours of this butterfly. Great composition. Excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Seyfi,
Good background, excellent detail and composition. A lovely photo. regards yiannis

Hello Seyfi
Interesting species and beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful BG, beautiful colours and good sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-22 8:49]

Hi Seyfi,great capture of this skipper whit impressive sharpness and colors,a nice and rare specie,my best compliments for the identification too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

great shot Seyfil, congratulations !

lovely colors and details for the skipper,

un saluto, tino

Hi Seyfi,

That's a really awesome shot!
Captured with great details & sharpness.
Very good POV & nice soft BG. Well done & TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-22 10:29]

Hello Seyfi.
Very good picture of this little skipper. Subtle colours, nice pose , superb blurred background.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful image and a nice composition captured with beautiful colours. You greatly isolated this skipper from the clear BG. I also like the details and sharpness. Well done!

Hi Seyfi,
Nice visual array here; I like a lot this OOF background and a very well locade skipper. A bit of blur in wing's borders can be avoided with a f/11 o f/13 aperture I think.

wonderful BG create a great performance!
regards Nasos

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-23 7:44]

Hi Seyfi,
Excellent macro work. Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Seyfi. very godo sharp and details with amazing colours/tones. TFS the interesting specie.


Hello Seyfi,
A very beautiful captured of this Skipper, impressive sharpness, lovely clarity, great composition and the Skipper stands out very well against the background, nicely done and well presented,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-24 7:18]

Hello Seyfi,
this is a splendid composition!
Great sharpness, detail and POV; very beautiful light and colours; excellent contrast with a very nice background.
Well done!!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Seyfi,
elegant butterfly with superb colors, splendid details and excellent sharpness, wonderful composition,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-11-25 9:32]

Hello Seyfi,
A lovely capture of this pretty Skipper showing sharp details of the beautiful markings. Lovely colours too against the matching background.
TFS and best regards, ULla

Hello Seyfi,
What a beauty! Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-28 8:24]

Merhaba Seyfi,
Veryfine capture of this species of skipper showing the closed wing pose from an ideal POV.
Excellent sharpness, DOF, natural colours and composition against a clean BG.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hi Seyfi,

Very nice macro shot of this fine specie of Moth my friend, fabulous exposure/white balance with lovely colour tones, perhaps a slight fall off of sharpness, however a splendid capture indeed, good effort here Seyfi and very well done,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-11-30 14:43]

Ellerinize sağlık Seyfi bey, türü,netliği art alanı ile çok güzel fotoğraf olmuş, selamlar.

Nice pic of this Pyrgus, excellent POV
TFS & regards, Ferran

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-07 1:35]

Merhaba Seyfi,
such an exciting butterfly perching on a lovely flower stalk/fruits. The sharpness is so well defined with the background so appealing.
Very good skill in composition.
Well presented shot.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-10 5:46]

Hello Seyfi,
A very interesting Pyrgus-species which I never had seen before. I see that it doesn't live in my country. Fine and natural presentation with good sharpness and a wonderful subtle-colored background.
Kind regards

Hi Seyfi,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. the point of view is showing in the details and colors of the Yellow-banded Skipper butterfly. The afternoon light is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.


Merhaba Seyfi,
a very beautiful macro shot of this Pyrgus, impressive details and fantastic colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

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