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Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed 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: 2016-06-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-11-01 18:52
Viewed: 1703
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Right now I feel really bummed out. Our Cleveland Indians are losing 7 to 1 in Game six of the World Series. They are about to start the fifth inning and it appears we are going to go to game seven tomorrow night unless something miraculous happens.

To cheer me up a bit I decided to leave the TV and post this Long-tailed Skipper. This is the first time I have ever seen one of these beautiful butterflies.

Like most skippers it has an erratic flight pattern. I spotted this particular specimen on some wildflowers in the early afternoon hours.

For more info on the Long-tailed Skipper Click Here

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Hi Ron
Another beauty. Definitely this will cheer up and I am sure Cleveland Indians will produce such beauties and go ahead in the World Series.


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2016-11-01 21:11]

Crisp sharp colorful framed, there many sounds strike my mind but I say excellent.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-11-02 3:58]

Hello Ron,
Fantastic sharp detailed macro of this skipper in splendid colors against a beautiful blurred background.

Hello Ron,
I have seen different Skippers in India but haven't seem long-tailed one. Nice species and well presented against such perfect blurry green BG. To me without such totally OOF BG, Butterfly picture doesn't look good at all. Good details and exposure.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-11-02 15:13]

Hi Ron,fantastic capture of this long tailed skipper,a genus that isn't possible to take in Italy..ehehe..but that i seen sometimes in Brazil. The pic is a masterwork,absolutely great! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Ron
a beauty !!
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Ron
I often see them in my country too.
Neat background, interesting pattern and good sharpness.
Good work in my opinion.


Hi Ron,

The flowers are helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details of the Long-tailed Skipper buuterfly. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


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