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photoblog image Close Encounters in the Garden 10

Close Encounters in the Garden 10

Sometimes the Skippers allow you to get quite close...

 

Close Encounters in the Garden 10

Sometimes the Skippers allow you to get quite close...

 

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Superbes détails, deux jolies photos.
Ray: Je suis ravie que tu aimes ces images, Martine.
Couldn't get much closer Ray !
Ray: The beauty of these, apparently, drab butterflies become clearer when you get close to them, Frank.
Close indeed!
Ray: I was almost brushing it off the flower with the lens hood, KK.
Wonderful photos! I've always loved their wing positions!
Ray: I like Skippers, too, Elizabeth...I think they have a subtle elegance.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2020, 06:19
They do not appear to see you as a threat Ray
Ray: I croon songs of peace and love to them as I work the shutter, Chris. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2020, 06:28
Our Skippers are much more flighty than these. What eyes!
Ray: The eyes look like they are covered in velvet, Lisl.
Oh, WOW, Ray. What is that long "tongue" called?
Ray: It is called "proboscis" by some and "instrument of pleasure" by others, Ginnie.
A world without butterflies would be a very sad place Ray
Ray: On this we agree, Bill.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Feb 2020, 08:14
They know you mean no harm and are happy to pose for you.
Ray: This is my conclusion, Alan.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Feb 2020, 08:37
On their way to the ugly bugs ball eh.
Ray: Oh! Too Cruel, Man! smile
Were it a bee, I'd say you captured the bee's knees but in this case the miller's knees. Great job, Ray. Love this splash of colour.
Ray: Thank you, Care.

I like Miller's Knees, but sometimes I get Gardener's Knees.
They are fine looking little characters aren't they.
Ray: We are blessed with many species of Skipper in our Garden, Brian, and this is the most common of them.
up close and personal with your Skippers Ray... love the crisp details....petersmile
Ray: I think the Skipper is nest viewed up close, Peter.
You 'croon songs of peace and love to them'.... That sounds very worrying indeed!
Ray: One of the secret tricks and techniques of Natural History Macro Photography, KK... see tomorrow. smile

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