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Common Checkered Skipper

Common Checkered Skipper
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-01 19:43
Viewed: 1132
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The butterfly numbers are starting to dwindle as the cooler days of fall are finally arriving here in north east Ohio.

This pretty little Checkered Skipper was obviously enjoying the warm rays of the sun with it's wings fully open.

A butterfly of the southern regions, this little skipper during the spring and summer months migrates into the northern states and southern Canada. It is quite adaptive as it makes use of a large number of plants, thus it is one of the more common species in North America.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2015-10-01 22:10]

Mark III is enough to describe a photo, well exposed and composed, excellence .

Ciao Ron, great macro of nice skipper, fine details, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Great macro Ron.

Thanks for sharing.


I looked carefully at your camera settings that have resulted into an extremely balanced image, Ron. Especially after your advice to mark Lou's Exif data.
What a charming image in a perfectly diagonal orientation! The outstanding DOF in your image leaves me a bit jealous of you. :)
Despite the onset of autumn, we continue to have warm weather here in north India.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-10-02 2:17]

Hello Ron,
well close up this skipper. superb details especially on head and wings. composition, colours, BG, DOF, POV and sharpness are great.
Regards Sigi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-10-02 3:13]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful photo of this skipper. The contrasting colours are gorgeous and the sharpness outstanding. Excellent choice of composition.

Great details and sharpness...........

Hello Ron,

Beautiful colored Skipper. I like the way you kept the BG little bit darker than Skipper. Easy to concentrate.....
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-03 13:13]

Hi Ron,excellent capture of this skipper from the top,bright details in the best exposure,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

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