Silver-Spotted Skipper

© Rona L. Schwarz

Silver-Spotted Skipper

Rony Sagy 9/17/2010 8:42:50 PM

The clarity of this butterfly is just amazing, Rona. Wonderful work and wonderful description. #1309197

Patrick Rouzes 9/18/2010 7:00:49 AM

Exceptional clarity, detail, tones, lighting, focus, dof, & presentation ,Rona! Looks like a Winner to me! WTG! #8915138

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 9/18/2010 8:03:37 AM

Awesome details, colors and presentation. A winner Rona.
JP #8915403

Rona L. Schwarz 9/18/2010 9:37:34 AM

Thank you so much for these encouraging comments, Rony, Paddy, and JP! #8915583

Terry Cervi 9/19/2010 7:44:52 AM

An awesome macro shot of this handsome little guy, Rona! Wonderful detail and color!! #8917456

Rona L. Schwarz 9/19/2010 8:10:13 PM

Thanks Terry! #8918703

Renata Gusciora 9/19/2010 10:07:56 PM

Wonderful capture,Rona!Fabulous details,clarity and lighting! #8918811

Rona L. Schwarz 9/19/2010 10:17:16 PM

Thanks for stopping by and for those kind words, Renata! #8918818

Val Feldman 9/20/2010 7:12:47 AM

Wowza, Rona...this butterfly-and-detail- loving heart is fluttering over this one, for sure! Excellent work and you sure did your homework with an excellent commentary on this little fellow....well done, all around! #8919551

Rona L. Schwarz 9/20/2010 9:56:45 AM

Thank you so much, Val, for those kind comments. Haven't done much macro work - have been practicing this month, but I have a long way to go to reach your heights! #8919779

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/20/2010 5:56:23 PM

Outstanding capture, Rona, lovely tones, excellent clarity, and terrific complimentary background!

Well done,
Debby #8920490

Rona L. Schwarz 9/20/2010 8:04:54 PM

Thank you very much for those words of encouragement, Debby! #8920766

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1/800s @ f/8.0, ISO 1000, 300 mm plus 20mm and 36mm extension tubes.(D&M)
The silver-spotted skipper, Epargyreus clarus, frequents roadsides, fields, and backyard gardens throughout North America. Skippers dash quickly from flower to flower, as if they are skipping around the meadow. The wings are dark brown with bands of orange on the forewings, and a silvery patch in the center of the hindwings.The silver-spotted skipper is the largest skipper in North America, with a wingspan of 1 3/4 - 2 5/8 inches. Silver-spotted skippers have enormous eyes that appear to bulge out from the head. Epargyreus clarus also has short antennae with clubbed ends. The Silver-spotted Skipper almost never visits yellow flowers but favors blue, red, pink, purple, and sometimes white and cream-colored ones.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 1000, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

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