Common Grass Dart

© Goutham Ramesh

Common Grass Dart

Goutham Ramesh March 22, 2006

Comments / critique are welcome #413789

Dan C. March 22, 2006

Excellent image. Perfect exposure and sharpness right on target. Encyclopedia quality. Good job.


Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe March 23, 2006

The only critique I can offer is Wow! Well it's also true that the background complements the Skipper superbly; there's even a catchlight in her eye, and the necessary detail is tack sharp. Excellent work, Goutham! #2566790

Anne D. Eigen March 23, 2006

Outstanding in every way as said above! Superbe work!!! #2566953

Janine Russell level-deluxe March 24, 2006

Goutham, excellent detail, exposure, lighting and background. #2573011

Natalie J. Manuel March 25, 2006

Great work. The DOF is spot on as is pretty much everything else. #2573272

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Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
This is Common Grass Dart (Female)- A Skipper.
The Skippers are a group of insects in the order Lepidoptera. The skippers are usually counted as butterflies, but they are somewhat intermediate between the rest of the butterflies and the remaining Lepidoptera, the moths.
Skippers are classified in the superfamily Hesperioidea, which includes only one family, the Hesperiidae. They differ in several important ways from the remaining butterflies, which are classified in superfamily Papilionoidea. Skippers have the antennae clubs hooked backward, have stocky bodies, and possess stronger wing muscles and better eyes. Nonetheless, the two superfamilies are regarded as sister taxa, so the butterflies collectively form a true clade. In fact, some taxonomists place the family Hesperiidae within the superfamily Papilionoidea.
There are about 4000 species of Skippers. They are usually classified in the following s

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