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Pyrgus orcus

Pyrgus orcus
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, close-up lens +4x
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Soft on the eye images [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-22 6:06
Viewed: 4747
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pyrgus orcus

(Stoll, 1780)

Pyrgus is a genus in the Skippers butterfly family, Hesperiidae, known as the grizzled skippers. The name 'Grizzled Skipper' best describes this genus, but in some countries the name 'Checkered Skipper' or 'Chequered Skipper' is applied to some species. Strictly speaking, 'chequered skippers' applies to butterflies of the genus Carterocephalus.

Small, wingspan of about 4 cm.

Medium sensibility to noise and approximation.

Cloudy weather with good light, no flash, no tripod.

ID source.


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Hi Paulo.
This butterfly look like is waiting to be fotographiated.Verry good clarity of picture and great details.Congratulations.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-22 6:17]

Hello Paulo.

Nice and clear shot of this butterfly.
Great colors and perfect of sharpness against a nice quiet and blurred background.

Gr. Hans

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-22 7:30]

Hello Paulo,
Great photo of this skipper. Splendid clear colours and very sharp details. Good contrast against the BG, POV and composition.

hello Paulo
WAUWH!! is this sharp?
Yes and so beautiful is this butterfly
i like this composition with very good details and great colours
greeting lou

ciao Paulo!
ottima macro di questo skipper d'oltreoceano....mi piace il n particolare il dettaglio delle ali

buona settimana sERGIO

Hello Paulo,
Excellent details and wonderful colours.
Superb blurred background and good light.

Hello Paulo,

Natural environment in a super macro.
Very beautiful butterfly type.
Craftsmanship and skills that require this shot 're very good success.
Shooting of the clarity, sharpness, light and colors creates the perfect beautiful composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-11-23 5:08]

Pretty skipper with beautiful patterns, well captured. tfs.

Hallo Paulo
Great, colourful and soft on the eye view I see in front of me. It is indeed a feast to the eye and it did not go unnoticed. The way you captured this lovely butterfly with an arrangement of soft colours from so close-by is just great. It gives the feeling that one just want to reach out and stroke the soft and tender looking wings. Great display of the patterns and markings. Eye candy indeed.
Best regards

Magnífica captura,linda imagem

hello Paulo
very great shot of this Grizzled Skipper, wonderful composed image with super green Bg and amazing details on butterfly and plant, the texture of his wings is fascinating as well as the hairy body
very well done and have a good night

Hello Paulo,
a superb macro shot of this splendid Pyrgus taken from an ideal POV with very good sharpness and very beautiful colours, well composed.
Best regards

Hello Paulo,

Nice and clear shot of this butterfly.
Exellent details and bg.
Fine colours.


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