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Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper
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Copyright: Sam Houston (sphwolf) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 11] (70)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-06 9:12
Viewed: 3578
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Checkered-Skipper male - Pyrgus communis
Size 25mm (1")
Only males have the blue coloration on their backs. Females have black. Both sexes have the white spots.
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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-03-06 9:21]

hi sam,
very nice picture,details and quality is perfect.I feel if you had gone parallel to the subject you could have got sharper image(in the left wing)..
i feel this is a very tight composition..(have you cropped it too much? )


Hi Sam,
absolutely superb shot of a Skipper. Composition, background, sharpness, light, DOF all is perfect. For once, a species with the name "communis" is not European (Linné used this nomination a lot, and the Americans started describing their fauna later).
Best regards

hello sam,

this skipper has been shot with good pov but improper dof spoils the show, the sharpness is poor, the wings look over exposed and the bg looks quite grainy,

better luck next time,
tfs & regards

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