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Peck's Skipper(Polites peckius)

Peck's Skipper(Polites peckius)
Photo Information
Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon 55-250mm EF-S 1:4-5,6 IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-03 9:22
Viewed: 1859
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius) is found throughout the northern U.S. and Canada from the Atlantic Coast to eastern British Columbia. It's wingspan ranges from 23 to 29 mm.

This species is usually seen in damp meadows(I have a very damp meadow behind the house) and along roadsides, however it might be found in almost any area that provides a lush cover of grasses and flowers.

It is an avid flower visitor, and in New Brunswick can often be observed jockeying for position on the flowers of Tufted Vetch and orange hawkweed as in this composition.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Polites
Species: P. peckius

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Hello Derek,
Wow! wonderful colours saturation, clarity and details,excellent PoV and lovely composition.
Best regards,

hallo Derek
GREAT sharpness composition with a nice bg and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-03 11:29]

Hello Derek,
Excellent sharp detailed macro of this skipper on a flower in splendid bright colours. Nice contrast against the blurred background. Very good POV and composition.

Hi Derek,
perfect composition. Excellent point of view and depth of field. I like colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Derek, great macro of lovely skipper on beautiful flower, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Derek,
照的很清晰 也很美麗 構圖漂亮 謝謝分享

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-07-03 23:54]

what a delightful detail and colour spectrum not only from the bf but also from the wild flower .. perfectly composed and exposed a work here .. great capture mate

regards, nuri :)

excellent image of the skipper. i am seeing this first time. wonderful patterns on the feather. good work friend.

Hi Derek,
This beautiful image of the skipper, I some how fascinate these lovely little creatures. I liked the way you have used both the flowers, good details too. tfs

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-05 2:55]

Hi Derek,
Lovely photo,gorgeous light and colours with
excellent sharpness details. Composition and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

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