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Old Jul 23, 2002, 3:32 AM   #1
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Default Skipper

Shot very close with the 200mm Micro @ f/8.
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Old Jul 24, 2002, 8:37 PM   #2
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Speechless.....nice shot.
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Old Jul 25, 2002, 1:47 PM   #3
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Default Thanks, Brooks

I was beginning to wonder if this shot was ever going to get a comment...

Here's another taken of the same skipper, that shows "tongue":

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Old Jul 25, 2002, 10:53 PM   #4
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What big eyes you have, Grandma! Well, it could have been a wolf with all that fur you captured. Fabulous, Ron.
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Old Jul 26, 2002, 1:41 AM   #5
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They are rather fuzzy little critters, aren't they? Thanks Marg...
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Old Jul 27, 2002, 8:32 PM   #6
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Nice second shot, its must be cool to have a built in straw. You realy got the DOF(?) dead on it, I like the quick fade out.
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Old Jul 27, 2002, 10:12 PM   #7
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They are sort of teeny little fellas. I was considering going to f/11 to extend the DOF zone a bit, but it looked pretty close as it was so I went with it. Next time I'll take an insurance shot at f/11, if I have a chance (they move pretty erratically and rarely stay in one place for long).
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Old Jul 28, 2002, 2:11 AM   #8
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Default Lovely.

Ron I think the DOF is just fine. I like shooting skippers, but have none as nice as this. They do cooperate a bit more than most little butterflies (at least around here) and don't seem to mind a lens in their face too much!
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Old Jul 28, 2002, 3:35 AM   #9
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Thanks, Robert.

One nice thing about the 200mm is that I don't have to stick it in the critter's face to get the shot -- distance to the front of the hood is well over a foot at min. focus distance. You're right about most butterflies though -- they flit at the least disturbance. It's easier to get them with the 300mm at 5 feet or so... assuming they light someplace (which they don't do often).
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