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Old Jun 17, 2010, 4:10 PM   #1
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Default A few butterflies - or are they moths ?

I really don't care, as long as they have have club-like tips to their antennae I'll call them butterflies.

these two do have their own idea how that club like tip looks.

Skipper (have the antennae clubs hooked backward like a crochet and are not really butterflies )

large size (3000px width):http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Fauna/In...39_nrHN9-O.jpg
1/180sec - f9.5 - iso280


large size (3000px width):http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Fauna/In...27_HqisU-O.jpg
1/180sec - f9.5 - iso280

Six-spot Burnet - first time I saw these, been searching for a relative cinnabar moth (duth name translates like saint jacob butterfly, and this one saint john)


http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Fauna/In...60_TYxrs-O.jpg
1/180sec - f9.5 - iso280

they've got some impressing anthennae.

large size (3000px width):http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Fauna/In...90_usbRX-O.jpg
1/125sec - f8 - iso280

Best I could get with their wings open, don't think it was flying because those wings move like colibri wings (real fast)

larger size (1760px width):http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Fauna/In...06_hSfb2-O.jpg
1/180sec - f11 - iso280

All taken with dual flash, kiron 105mm and k20d.

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Old Jun 17, 2010, 5:26 PM   #2
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Really like #2 & #3 Ronny ! I think I would call them moths, which always seem to be very furry (part of the attraction)
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Great shots Ronny!
#2 & 3 are my favorite also.
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The first two in your series are images of Skippers. Great detail!

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Neat pictures! Skippers are butterflies and I love them. I have fond memories of seeing tons of them flitting around when I was growing up, they were very common. However, since I've taken up photography I rarely see them now, and have found them very hard to photograph. Maybe some day I'll get some good butterfly photos.
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Really like #2 & #3 Ronny ! I think I would call them moths, which always seem to be very furry (part of the attraction)
Thanks Frogfish,

like your definition, although I've seen some very very furry butterflies.
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#2 & 3 are my favorite also.
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