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Skipper on Coxcomb

Skipper on Coxcomb
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-30
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pictured Symbolic Qualities of Sun [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-10 2:42
Viewed: 2998
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lots of Skippers are flying, frolicking and playing in the school garden these days. There is only one species of them and I am posting a picture of it today. They are particularly fond of the Coxcomb flowers seen in this picture. Hope you like it.

A Skipper or skipper butterfly is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. They are named after their quick, darting flight habits. There are more than 3500 recognized species of skippers and they occur worldwide, but with the greatest diversity in the Neotropical regions of Central and South America.



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Hi Mr. Ram,
A nice capture of this beautiful Rice Swift (Borbo cinnara). Very good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Ciao Ram, beautiful composition with lovely skipper on a wonderful flower, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ram. Good work considering the dicfficult light contition. Intrigant transparencies and playing of light.


Bela composição. Adorei a luz e as cores. Parabéns.


A lovely shot of this skipper, Sir.
The colours are bright and so full of life.
I like your choice of exposure, too, which renders to the entire composition a warmth, which in turn makes the shot so appealing!

Good use of the sun in its lower position. The colours give the image a typical Indian appearance. I know Indians love colours...and this is most certainly colours....you like sweets as well at celebrations eh Ram?

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-10 11:54]

Hello Ram,
A colorful Skipper picture you again realised in the School gardens. I would like to see the students observing their professor:-). At the end you will have a lot of emulous photographers behind you..
Always difficult to find out about the exact ID of these Skippers!
Herzlich grüsst

hello sir
very fine shot
good colors and macro

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-11 6:28]

Hello Ram,
this is indeed a very captivating view. How lovely to see the coxcomb in it lively red, adding beauty to the detailed skipper. Very nice combination as the incoming light gives a dramatic and exciting effect.
Pleasant composition.


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