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Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
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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: 2015-09-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-06 21:35
Viewed: 1244
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this pretty Silvery Checkerspot butterfly perched low to the ground on a Red Clover blossom. The caterpillars of this particular butterfly survives by overwintering here in Ohio.

With a wingspan of only 1 3/8 to 1 3/4 inches makes this one of our tiniest butterflies. These tough little butterflies survive periods of cold and drought in a resting state known as diapause.

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A beautiful an colorful butterfly Ron.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-07 6:28]

Hello Ron,
Just like Luciano, a butterfly on Red Clover. Great sharpness, details and splendid contrasting colours. Fine composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-11-07 7:55]

Hi Ron,
Very good shot of this beauty butterfly ..
Very lovely colours and the pattern is so exciting.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-07 10:41]

Hi Ron,magnificent capture of this specie not often seen on TN,i seesm something of this family only in Mexico.Perfect wings position and the best quality as possible.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ron, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

A perfect macro of this tiny but exceptionally beautiful butterfly, Ron. This is professionalism at its best in my opinion.
Tack sharp focus with a wealth of details on the open wings.
The Clover blossom adds a great deal of appeal to your diagonal composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-09 2:47]

Hello Ron,
this is really very beautiful species and its great capture. Fantastic colored BG, sharp details, especially on abdomen and wing texture, great. Splendid coloration. POV and composition very nice.Regards Sigi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-09 11:22]

Hi Ron,
Nice image of this coloured butterfly. Good details and focus.
Amazing colous and composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron
this butterfly is so well photographed, very sharp details, the flower is also beautiful and sharp, i love the intense colors
Have a good night

Hi Ron,
Beautiful open-wing pose and nice composition, not to mention great sharpness and DoF. A little background noise is detectable here and there, but it doesn't really spoil the overall impression. Great macro with fantastic color contrast, and I like the tiny pink flower very much, too, it adds another special color tone to the image. Good work.
Have a nice festive season, kind regards, László

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