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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject: Skipper Reply with quote

Seems as though I read somewhere that Skippers were not "true butterflies." Well what ever they are, they sure look like a butterfly to me. Laughing




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It is amazing that this thing sat still as long as it did, perched atop the stem of a large dead weed, probably a dead Goldenrod and affording me these shots. Very Happy
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Aynia



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow to the second shot.
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Aynia, I like both of them but the second does look better. In the first I was sneaking up behind it but as I did, it remained in place allowing for the second shot. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are awesome Ken. This Skipper has a splash of color to it. I think he was posing for you ken because I am trying real hard to remember if I have ever seen a skipper on anything other than a flower Think. I like the second one better because of the cleaner green background and the pose of the skipper.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Very Happy

Bugs seen from the front always seem friendlier somehow.

--Rik
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Very Happy Yeah bugs from the front do seem a lot friendlier, unless your looking into the fangs of a Goliath spider. Laughing However the second, as Doug mentioned does have a cleaner and brighter background and appears much more cute.
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Harold Gough



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems that Skippers are rather different from "true butterflies". Some of them fold their wings horizontally, like moths, others are intermediate. See:

http://www.cirrusimage.com/skipper_photos.htm

The butterflies with six fully developed legs are the more primitive ones.

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice catch! Smile

Good control of the highlights in that hard light (I assume it was sunny)!

I do appreciate the artistical qualities in the second shot. Thumbs up!
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Harold, Paticle_Man. I suppose that answers the difference between Skippers and true butterflies. That second shot was just luck and it was out in full bright sun. Very Happy
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