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Spialia sertorius #2

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 1 September 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The same species (and specimen) as yesterdays image, taken from a different angle and a little closer... For more info about this species: see yesterday's post.

Image: Rochefort (BE) - 25/08/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Céline from New York City, United States

Great shot incredibly detailed !

1 Sep 2010 5:31am

@Céline: Thank you very much, Céline.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Ik bewonder altijd de kwaliteit van je opnames Johan ! Die scherpte en die kleuren.... schitterend ! Ik wens je een hele fijne dag :)

1 Sep 2010 7:16am

@Tamara: Fijn dat te lezen, Tamara. Ik merk dat ik door alle commentaren die ik hier op de site kreeg sinds ik in januari hiermee begon, enorm geëvolueerd ben. Met dank dus aan iedereen die af en toe de moeite neemt om een van mijn afbeeldingen van commentaar te voorzien - zoals jij dus nu! Dank je !

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

perfect details !

1 Sep 2010 9:13am

@Veronique: This is a very small butterfly - only about 1 cm total winglenght. Most of the details can only be seen on macro-images like this one. That is why I like to make this kind of images... to see what can't be seen in the field.

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

great. It's wings look like they fold up like a fan. looks really velvety ^^

1 Sep 2010 9:39am

@kitty: The way this species is folding the wings is very typical for nearly all members of the Hesperiidae. Thanks again for you comment, Kitty.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Wunderschön - obwohl mir persönlich - das gestrige Bild besser gefallen hat. Da hast du die Schönheit der Blüte noch besser zur Geltung bringen können. LG Sonja

1 Sep 2010 12:24pm

@Loner: I understand your preference, Sonja. This one has just some more detail in the butterfly and I like the light in the wing here. To document the species I think this image is better. To frame I'd choose yesterday's - it is far mor stronger as a total image, I agree ! Thanks for thinking about my images again. Greetz !

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Geheel terecht dat je trots bent op de beide opnames- zo'n zeldzame fladderaar spotten èn ook nog zo subliem (zonder mechanisch statief;) vastleggen! Complimenten!

1 Sep 2010 12:38pm

@Marleen: Complimenten zeer in dank aanvaard, Marleen !

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

toujours aussi jolie et bien composée !!!
amitiés !

1 Sep 2010 4:25pm

@marc battault: Thanks again for your encouraging comment, Marc. Greetz !

Mary from PA, United States

Fantastic capture today and yesterday !!

1 Sep 2010 5:03pm

@Mary: Thank you very much, Mary. I'm very glad you like both images.

Don Levesque from Saint John, NB, Canada

Spectacular as usual!

1 Sep 2010 7:17pm

@Don Levesque: Thanks!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Very nice focus. I like the markings on the wing. This is a pretty butterfly.

3 Sep 2010 9:43am

@Julie Brown: I agree on the prettyness :-) But it is soooo small. I have been many times in areas where this species lives, but I think I everytime did overlook it. Now I know it and my guess is that I will see them much more times next year ... Just know now what to look for.

Canon EOS 400D
1/60 second
ISO 200
150 mm