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Eastern Iris-skipper

Eastern Iris-skipper
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Australian Butterflies 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-26 4:35
Viewed: 3376
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eastern Iris-skipper (Mesodina halyzia), is a locally common species that is restricted to areas with exposed sandstone or granite outcrops and gorges through south-eastern Australia.
They have a wingspan of 33mm and fly most months of the year, with two generations appearing in the Sydney region.
These skippers fly about on warm mornings feeding on flowering plants like this Lance Beard-heath (Leucopogen lanceolatus). This is a female.
The food plants of the larvae belong to the genus Pattersonia, a member of the iris family

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Hi Chris,
Beautiful shot of this butterfly, great colors and details, very good composition
well done
thank you

Hello Chris
Excellent shot of this Iris-skipper,
Great focusing,lighting and BG,Welldone.


Hi Chris,
You captured very little and agile fellow very nicely. I think it's hard to photographing them because they don't let us get close to.
Very nice focusing with excellent details and sharpenss. the composition is also great.
TFS and best regards,

Lots of detail and well presented - It's a beautiful shot...
Nicely done sir...

Hi Chris,

A very nice picture of this moth. Good detail on the wing. Well done.


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