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Gemmed Satyr

Gemmed Satyr
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Copyright: cecilia lazzaro (cecilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 6 N: 1224] (4630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-15
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-29 9:11
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Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma [Hübner])

Wing span: 1 3/8 - 1 11/16 inches (3.5 - 4.3 cm).

Identification: Wings are brown and lack eyespots. Underside of hindwing has a silvery patch at the outer margin which contains 4 black reflective spots.

Life history: Males patrol for receptive females. Eggs are laid on or near the host plant. Caterpillars feed at night and hide at the base of the plant during the day. Fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate.

Flight: Several broods all through the year in South Texas; three broods from April-September elsewhere.

Caterpillar hosts: Probably Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon).

Adult food: Not reported.

Habitat: Near open, wet woodland; grassy areas near water; near streams and ponds.

Range: Southeastern United States: the Atlantic Coast from Maryland south to central peninsular Florida; west to southeast Kansas, central Oklahoma, central Texas, and northeastern Mexico

Fisher, timonejoon, aido, jeanpaul, elefantino, dew77, Dando, scottevers7, Juyona has marked this note useful
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Hi Cecilia,

Well done on the capture and composition. I like the lighting on this one. Excellent work.


Hi Cecilia

Very nice composition, specialy the BG and the shape of this tiny stick make it defferent from normal shot, and also i think you chose best DOF. in whole it is perfect shot.
well done


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-29 11:26]

Hi Cecilia,
Wow, fantastic almost surreal lighting in this shot! A wonderful shot, lovely warm colours, excellent detail and nicely framed. Great DOF and that fantastic light. Excellent.

Hi Cecilia
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition et beau BG.
J'apprecie les beaux papillons
au revoir et merci....JP

Hi Cecilia,
great atmosphere here!!
Nice soft colors and great details on the subject.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-29 14:13]

Hi Cecilia,
Your elegance making pictures from photos is present again in this lovely butterfly, where color, subject, background, composition and frame work togheter very very well.
I like this photo,
José M.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-29 15:03]

Hello Cecilia,
Lovely close up.POV,use of light,details,blurred BG,frame and composition are wonderful.

I like how the darkness around the edges starts to lighten up more torwards the subject giving it full attention. Excellent capture. :)

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-29 18:28]

Hi Cecilia, I love this composition on this one. Great lighting and details, aslo good natural colours. TFS.

Hi Cecilia,
This looks great! I think the composition and framing on this photo is supern. Beautiful colors and sharp detail. Great quality light on the butterfly. Very nice work!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-05 18:30]

Hi Cecilia.
Wonderful capture, excellent details contrast colors and composition, I like the brown tones,good note.
Maybe more information of your tecnic photo and camera please.


Good image; nice compo and beautiful dark colors, Cecilia.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-01 18:10]

Espectacular pov.
maravillosos detalles,
color y iluminación... saludos Cecilia

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