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Potanthus omaha


Potanthus omaha
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 3:50
Viewed: 2662
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hesperiinae are a vast subfamily, characterised by their wide heads, large eyes, thick bodies, and their habit of basking with their forewings held at a 45° angle, and hindwings held horizontally. The caterpillars of all species feed on monocotyledons - grasses, palms, orchids etc.
There are about 400 Hesperiinae in the Oriental region, of which 182 have so far been recorded from peninsular Malaysia. Among these there are dozens from the genera Salanoemia, Telicota, Taractrocera, Potanthus and Oriens which share a similar upperside pattern of broad yellowish-orange streaks on a dark brown ground colour. Distinguishing these genera, and the numerous species within them, relies on close examination of the configuration of the markings on both wing surfaces, and reference to text keys and diagrams.
The Hesperiinae are a vast subfamily, characterised by their wide heads, large eyes, thick bodies, and their habit of basking with their forewings held at a 45° angle, and hindwings held horizontally. The caterpillars of all species feed on monocotyledons - grasses, palms, orchids etc.
There are about 400 Hesperiinae in the Oriental region, of which 182 have so far been recorded from peninsular Malaysia. Among these there are dozens from the genera Salanoemia, Telicota, Taractrocera, Potanthus and Oriens which share a similar upperside pattern of broad yellowish-orange streaks on a dark brown ground colour. Distinguishing these genera, and the numerous species within them, relies on close examination of the configuration of the markings on both wing surfaces, and reference to text keys and diagrams.
Thanks to Mr. Ivan Kruys for identify this specie for me.
My great respect to him for his help.

The genus Potanthus comprises of about 40 species, many of which are so similar that identification is only possible after dissecting and microscopically examining the genitalia.
Potanthus omaha is the commonest member of the genus in peninsular Malaysia. It also occurs in Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Java and the Philippines.

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Ciao Foozi, great macro of lovely little butterfly, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-01 7:15]
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Hello Foozi,
A nice macro of a species of Skipper that is har to ID from several similar, but I don't think this is Oriens gola. Instead I think this is a species of Potanthus, possibly Potanthus omaha. Good sharpness and colours in a pleasing composition on a fern leaf.
Thanks and have a good week,
Ivan

PS: I gave you the ID of your previous skipper

Hi Foozi,
nice photo of this species. Great point of view. Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Hello Foozi
Wonderful contrasting colors and fine composition.
Thank You,
Kind regards
J.Diogo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-01 9:48]

Hi Foozi.
Nice composition created by impressive leaf and beautiful insect. Curve of leaf create a nice diagonal composition as well as a bit back for subject POV. Colours and details are great. Well done and best regards.
Alexei.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-01 10:58]

Hello Foozi,
very attractive shot of the skipper, nice point of view, sharp image, lovely colours,
well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-01 11:27]

Hi Foozi,great capture of this little skipper,i like the excellent details and sharpness and the composition too,whit this spectacular leaf so nice and artistic!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Foozi,
A very nice butterfly with wonderful colors. The composition, contrast against the background and focus are great. Impressive colors and clarity.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Hello Foozi

An excellent photo, i love the POV you choose
to shoot the photo, the GREAT DOF, and the way
it is framed, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS

Asbed

Hi Foozi,
That’s an excellent capture with fantastic contrast, great colours and light using!

TFS
Sascha

wonderful composition, great performance!
regards Foozi
Nasos

Beautiful photo Foozi! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-04-02 4:18]

Salam Foozi,
What a very beautiful macro shot of Skipper ..
Well composed, nice colours and good details. Excellent work.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Salam Foozi.
Wow... the moth and the fern leaves make interesting combination for visually attractive image. Great contrast and well seen framing.
Regards.
Jusni

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2012-04-04 1:40]

Hello Foozi,

A nice macro of this skipper of different species i guess..Wonerful colors, details, composition and POV. TFS.

Pearl

Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
A very nice Macro of this little skipper, beautiful contrast, great point of view and good details,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

Hi Foozi,

The fern leaves are framing well the butterfly. The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the Hesperiinae butterfly. The morning light and the light of the flash are giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-04-09 21:52]

Salaam Ya Foozi,
A colourful subject and the texture of leaf is well placed by composition, the sharpness is excellent and TFS.
regards.
Musa.

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