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small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)

small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)
Photo Information
Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-28 1:27
Viewed: 960
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family.

Small skipper (Germany 2009)
It has a rusty orange colour to the wings, upper body and the tips of the antennae. The body is silvery white below and it has a wingspan of 2530 mm. This butterfly is very similar in appearance to the Essex skipper Thymelicus lineola. In the small skipper, the undersides of the tips of the antennae are yellow orange, whereas they are black in the Essex skipper. The black area on the lower edge of the upper wings also differs. Like the other orange 'grass skippers' the male has a distinctive black stripe made up of scent scales.
This butterfly's range includes much of Europe (East to the Urals, including Ireland, Britain and Scandinavia, and includes north Africa and the Middle East. It is typically occurring where grass has grown tall.(Wikipedia)

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hallo Siegfried
nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-28 8:07]

Hello Siggi,
Wonderful sharp detailed close up of this skipper in beautiful light and colours.

Hello Siegfried,
Interesting image. This specie is a very popular in my region but it is difficult to take a shoot because he is flying very low.....

Ciao Siggi, great macro of lovely small skipper, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-28 15:44]

Hi Siggi,the upper wing is blurred but this is a great capture very very close to the small skipper.A specie common in my country too taken in a classic pose,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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