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Indian Skipper2 (Spialia galba )

Indian Skipper2 (Spialia galba )
Photo Information
Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/16, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-16 9:35
Viewed: 3337
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
This is another beauty from India, this Spialia galba, commonly known as the Indian Grizzled/Indian Skipper, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae

Scientific classification
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Genus: Spialia
Species: galba
Binomial name : S. galba

Source Wikipedia

Notes about the shot:-
This skipper like all the skippers have a very different way of opening their wings, from side it looks like a fighter plane. The aperture f-16 was to give sufficient depth to capture the depth of the skipper from top to bottom!! With the resultant shutter speed of 1/8 , I had to use my tripod and a remote to trigger the shutter!!(to reduce the shake).

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-07-16 11:10]

Hi Goutham,

Very good capture.
Excellent details, colors, sharp adn composition.
Well done!

TFS :-)

Hi Goutham.
Superb capture of this butterfly.
Excellent colors and details and excellent POV and BG too.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-07-16 15:01]

excelletn shot - great sharpness and details.


Hi Goutham

Well done on a great shot. Well composed, good POV and clarity and sharpness are spot on. :-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-17 3:16]

Sorry, no time! Proper critique later!

Very good macro of this interesting butterfly, Goutham.

Beautiful butterfly shot Goutham. Very good colors, great POV and very good sharpness. Well done. TFS.

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-07-18 9:16]
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Bardzo ciekawy obiekt. Ladne ujecie, rewelacyjne detale i szczegoly.

Beautiful skipper and different one for me! You placed it on the corner which looks interesting, smart idea! i like this composition with that leaves as another layer in the frame. Great shot Goutham!

Hi Goutham,
Wonderful close-up!
Sharp, details, colors and light are perfect!
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

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