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Pyrgus alveus

Pyrgus alveus
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2009-07-13
Catégories: Insects
Appareil photographique: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposition: f/7.1, 1/400 secondes
Versions: version originale
Thème(s): Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz, Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2009-12-10 1:22
Vue: 3172
Points: 42
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This cute little Hesperiidae butterfly is from the Pyrginae family.
But which one? I'm hesitating between Pyrgus alveus, Pyrgus serratulae or simply Pyrgus malvae.
Thanks in advance if somebody can help me.

Thanks a lot to Ivan(Argus) who suggests that it is Pyrgus alveus.

Argus, goatman04, nglen, eng55, marius-secan trouve(nt) cette note utile
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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-12-10 1:50]

Liebe Anne,
du stellst aber morgens früh gleich schwierige Fragen.
Aus der gezeigten Perspektive echt eine Herausforderung.
Vielleicht probiere ich es später einmal ... ich muss jetzt zu einer Doktorprüfung und
werde versuchen, nicht ganz so kniffelige Fragen zu stellen.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2009-12-10 1:50]

Bonjour Anne,
The markings visible on the forewing and the pattern on the underside of the hindwing suggest the this is Pyrgus alveus taken from a great lateral POV with good sharpness and DOF. It is unusual to see the features in this way.
The composition on the Lotus corniculatus flower is pleasing too with the fine natural neutral Bg setting both off well.
Merci et bonne journée,

A lovely capture Anne, both the b.fly and the flowers it is feeding on are reasonably in good focus against the OOF BG and the exposure perfect under diffuse illumination. A real pleasure to observe MF.

Ciao Anne. interesting POV here. Very good details on insect and flower. Nice compo.


Ciao Anne,
Pirgus un genere di farfalle di difficile riconoscimento sia ad un attento esame del dorso che del rovescio delle ali (anch'io ho alcune immagini di cui non ho ancora definito la specie pur tenendo conto di elementi quali la zona di cattura), Ivan sembra abbastanza sicuro di questa identificazione che può essermi utile come riferimento; l'immagine è molto bella, il pirgus sul trono di una miscellanea di colori fantastici rosso giallo verde e relative sfumature, una straordinaria ripresa dal basso per una composizione bellissima.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon pomeriggio
Con amicizia

hello Anne
super composition with great details and good sharpness
beautiful colours ,nice soft BG.
super shot
greeting lou

Wie geht es Ihnen, Anne?
Your choice of POV for this picture is immaculate; the butterfly and the yellow flowers complement each other nicely here. Even the red flowers lower down add beauty to this composition.
Well done and all the best.
Schöne Grüße! [I borrowed this from Peter :)]

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-10 6:51]

Excellent photo, great colors and details, congratulations!

Hello Anne,

A beautiful macro with lovely colors, sharpness & details. Very well done & presented. TFS & best regards.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-10 11:47]

Hi Anne. As you a cute little butterfly which you have taken with fine detail and sharp focusing.From your low POV we can see the markings on the underside of the wings. Good natural colours.With a nice pose on the yellow flower. well taken TFS.

Ciao Anne, lovely little skipper on a nice flower, wonderful natural colors, beautiful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-10 13:05]

Hi Anne,
Very beautiful close up.I liked natural colors,BG,POV,details and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6192 W: 89 N: 15302] (64074)
  • [2009-12-10 14:57]

Salut Anne,nous avons la chance d'avoir un grand expert comme Ivan...vraiment difficile a identifier,je comment la photo qui est une composition dans laquelle la prise de vue a fait encore une fois la difference,magnfique composition and excellente nettete'.Bonne journee',LUCIANO

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-11 0:14]

Very cute skipper and lovely flowers, looks like you have missed the focusing and more closer view would have been good. tfs.

hello Anne
in this beautiful composition, you achieve also country and the two flowers, with the faint background it stresses splendid colours,superb details in this wonderful photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Dear Anne,
What a lovely combination and surprise from wintry and cloudy Europe: this bright yellow flower - immediately conveying sun and happiness - as resting place for this big-eyed beauty with the spiky hairstyle.

Your perfect focus and the vue from below allowing us to peep at the fury underwear, colour co-ordinated with the hair...

I like the way you controlled the depth of field - thus showing the wing in the back slightly out of focus and emphasising the intricate pattern in the front.

The counterpoint created by the red flower "prop" at the bottom, together with the pastel back ground make it a picture very plasant to view.

I wish you a happy week-end
gruezi wohl

Bonjour Anne
Une belle photo avec une superbe exposition qui rend bien les details et couleurs de ces deux sujets

Hello Anne,
Wonderful composition with great details and excellent colours.
Superb focus on the butterfly.

bonjour Anne
j'ai un papillon similaire dans mes archives et moi aussi j'hésite entre plusieurs espèces avec une préférence pour le Pyrgus alveus
j'aime bien sa pose, les parfaits details, la jolie fleur jaune qui met de la lumière dans cette belle photo
Passe une bone nuit

Hi Anne

Beautiful composition of this skipper on top of a lovely yellow flower. Great sharpness and POV.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2009-12-12 0:34]

Hello Anne,
Special photo of this moth on the flower. Remarkable, very nice POV. Excellent sharp details and beautiful natural colours. Good DOF and OOF BG.

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