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|Taken on a very windy afternoon, this skipper was found in a slight hollow away from the wind. It was still being blown around quite a bit but managed to hold on.|
The large Skipper (Ochlodes venatus) is common and widespread in England and Wales. Favours grssy places of all kinds.
Flies June-July. Caterpillar feeds on various grasses.
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- [2010-07-05 8:35]
Beautiful photo of this skipper in very nice natural colours. Good sharpness, POV and composition.
- [2010-07-05 8:41]
A fine close macro of a female Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola), a species not so common in England.
The uniform colouring, rather than blotched, differentiates this from the Large Skipper and the dark tips of the antennae from the Small Skipper. The dorsal POV is excellent and taken with fine sharpness and colours against the contrasting leaf BG.
Thanks and kind regards,
- [2010-07-05 12:04]
Hi William. You did very well with this close up of the Large Skipper. Not easy when the wind is blowing. I had that problem yesterday. This is a butterfly i like i think its the rich colours. Taken with fine detail and natural looking colours. Well taken TFS.
- [2010-07-05 16:26]
Hi William,great macro and excellent sharpness and colors for this specie very common in my country too...very nice point of view for the best result.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO
- [2010-07-06 1:08]
Beautiful skipper, well captured, good colors and details. tfs.