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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 377 W: 55 N: 1208] (6739)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-14 11:53
Viewed: 2225
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hesperia comma (Silver-spotted Skipper) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is known as the Common Branded Skipper or Holarctic Grass Skipper in North America, where the butterfly Epargyreus clarus, a spread-winged skipper, also has the common name of "Silver-spotted Skipper".

Appearance, behaviour and distribution

Often confused with the Large Skipper Ochlodes venata, this species is easily distinguished by the numerous white spots on the underside hindwings, and the tips of the upper forewings tend to be darker than those of the Large Skipper. Also their flight periods rarely overlap; in Britain the the Large Skipper has all but finished when the Silver-spotted takes to the wing in August. The Silver-spotted Skipper prefers warm calcareous sites and has a wide distribution as far south as North Africa, northwards throughout Europe to the Arctic and eastwards across Asia to China and Japan. It also has subspecies in North America.

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Hello Mariana,
Great shot,good composition and colours.
Thanks for sharing

Hola Mariana,

2-in-1 macro shot...Wow!
I never had a luck to shot even one of the skipper at a time, and you got two of them together...lucky person!
The colors of the skippers are superb and the sharpness couldn't be better. The POV and dOF are just ideal. the blurred BG is nice indeed.
Great composition!

Have a nice weekend.

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-08-14 12:47]

Hello Mariana,
all the important parts of the picture are in perfect focus - the two butterflies and th e flower.
The background is a bit 'bumpy' and slightly distracts from the main objects.
But, in general, the picture is well composed.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2009-08-14 13:47]

HI Mariana, congratulation fpr this wonderful shot, you captured two of them. Very great work.
Kind regards Rose

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-08-14 13:55]

Hi Mariana,

Excellent macro of the hesperia.
Good composition of the picture.
The details and colors are very beautifull.
Have a good week end.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-08-14 14:11]

Siemanko Mariana!
Beautiful snapshot, great you grabbed them hold of, great colours and the background.
I am greeting Slawek

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-14 14:19]

Slav Marîana,
This is wonderful macro shot.Great composition with excellent sharpness,details and splendid colors.Great background.Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening.

hello Mariana!
a beautiful double capture of skipper
and title really well-chosen

best regards sERGIO

Hi Mariana,
Very good pair of butterflies, excellent angle and focus very precisely in order to photograph the two butterflies on a well-defined. Good work, very pleasant. The skippers are always difficult to photograph, but are definitely charming species.



Hi Mariana

Great shot of this pair of skippers perched on top of a thistle. Excellent sharpness, details and composition.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-15 7:34]

Hello Mariana,
Nice scene. Beautiful photo of these skippers. Excellent sharpness, details and natural colours. The BG is bit busy. Good composition and POV.

hello mariana
Super composition with very good details and good sharpness
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

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