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Odd trio sucking dust

Odd trio sucking dust
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ50
Exposure: f/8.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-13 13:20
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Points: 12
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A summer day last february, when I drive a my work´s pick up, stopped in a dry dusty street in countryside and found some butterfly flying from dust "madly". Big was my surprise when I´ve captured these three insects sucking, who knows, the street dust. Rare things has nature, isn't it?
Image taken without additional lens and cropped.
Butterfly wingspan: 4 to 5 cm

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Hello Hernan,
Excellent shot!
Good colors and contrast.
Nice composition butterlies/fly!
Best regards!
José Roberto

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-14 0:34]

Hi Hernan.
Your "street" shot is really nice despite the use only one "common" camera. Pictured scene is very attractive. Colours and details are perfect too. Excellent true close-up shot. My kind regards and TFS.

Gee wiz Hernan, The title says it all! :)
Perhaps with the summer heat, they've found some needed moisture in the soil?
Anyway, interesting post,

Hola Hernán,
Bonita toma donde nos muestras con mucho detalle a estos insectos, algunas mariposas suelen tomar las sales de la tierra, sobre todo cuando está algo húmeda. Siento no poder decirte la especie, aunque pertenece a la familia Hesperiidae, espero que algún experto te la clasifique. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-08-16 1:09]

Interesting moment! Good shot.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-18 10:11]

Hello Hernán,
This is a very interesting post: these two Skippers (Hesperiidae) and the fly are interested in the minerals that the dust has, which means that the dust must be moist enough for them to be able to suck in the minerals, like José Ramón said.
Technically this shot of high standard and the composition is excellent.
Well done and TFS!

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