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Pyrgus andromedae

Pyrgus andromedae
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-16 5:01
Viewed: 2291
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
PYRGUS ANDROMEDAE (Wallengren, 1853) evtl.

Alpine Grizzled Skipper
Graumelierterger Alpen-Würfeldickkopf
Hespérie des frimas

Distribution: Confined to the Alps and Pyrénées
Habitat: Sunny alpine slopes, close to brooks
Foodplant for caterpillars: Alchemilla species

Hope that I'm right with my ID.

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Ciao Anne, great macro of lovely rare skipper on beautiful daisy, nice natural colors, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful lighting BG, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Anne,
what good capture of this beautiful Dusky Grizzled Skipper with great sharpness. nice colour and composition.
best wishes,

Hi Anne,

A very nice presentation of the this skipper, nice detail and good colours from a nice pov against a nice oof bg.
TFS regards Bill.

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  • ABAL (38)
  • [2012-07-16 6:18]

hi anne,
on a daisy, was very beautiful, very successful in sharpness,
nice colors,
congratulations :)

The Daisy and the Skipper combine together into a fabulous composition, Anne.
The light in this picture has taken a divine aspect.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image.

Hello Anne,
An excellent macro with fine colors, sharpness & pose. very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. Well done & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Bonjour Anne

Jolie photo de cette espèce de papillon (skipper)
sur sa fleur, excellent POV, avec un superbe
focus, netteté et détails, TFS


Hallo Anne,
da hat sich dieser kleine Würfeldickkopf ja richtig schön auf die Blume gesetzt. Klar das man da nicht einfach weiterlaufen kann. Mir gefällt vor allem die Pose mit den geöffneten Flügeln, die gute Schärfe und die natürlichen Farben.
Viele Grüße,

Ciao Anne. TFS the rare one! So interesting specie taken in excellent details and sharp. Beaatiful natural colours.


Hallo Anne
The combination of colours in this image is really very pleasant and even more highlighted by the beautiful and natural sunlight. The Dusky Grizzled Skipper is a gorgeous butterfly and you have captured it with great clarity and skill. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-17 8:50]

Hell Anne,
Almost missed this beauty. A very beautiful butterfly, photographed in great sharpness and details and a fine composition. Splendid contrasting colours with this flower and background.

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