Saturday, July 25, 2015

Least Skipper

Least Skipper, common here in Ontario

I love the Least Skipper's BIG eyes. True, the eyes are not really very big, as this guys wingspan is a little less than an inch.

These skippers like tall grasses in moist areas. And since they don't stay still for long,  I was lucky to capture this one with my lens.

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

33 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

yes you did well.I find butterflies very difficult to photograph. Have a great weekend.

Weekend-Windup said...

Least skipper looks very cute. I like to see them...

Blogoratti said...

A wonderful shot, nice!

Andy said...

When I see a moth or a butterfly 99% of the time I don't know what I am looking at. Thanks to you Camera Girl I will now be looking out for the Least Skipper.

✿ chica said...

Linda foto! bjs praianos,chica

Kate said...

It looks like it was waiting for your lens capture.

rainfield61 said...

This critter love you, and it stays for you.

ADRIAN said...

Good to see a butterfly that isn't brown. I'll have to have a serious butterfly expedition soon.

Revrunner said...

You were lucky. I've seen many of these little guys on my walks lately, but they've all been too hyperactive to photograph.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's one of the clearest photos of a skipper that I've ever seen; they really object to posing, don't they?

Sandra said...

i love his fuzzy back and he sure doesn't look to be the Least at all..

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, it is a pretty skipper. I am glad it stayed long enough for your photo. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Cool capture! Have a happy weekend!

handmade by amalia said...

What a thing of beauty! I've never seen one.
Amalia
xo

TexWisGirl said...

i love skippers, too. so tiny and fuzzy.

VP said...

Spectacular!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Skippers can be a confusing lot. Often is is so hard to get a photo of the upper sides of their wings. Thanks for posting comments on our granddaughter's blog post!

Michelle said...

great detail on this shot

carolann said...

I live in Ontario but country side.

I have not seen one like this.

Very pretty color.

Linda W. said...

Love the color of this moth.

Rose said...

Such a beautiful little butterfly.

William Kendall said...

Very pretty. I have no doubt seen these, but didn't know what they were called.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do love this one!! What a beauty!! Hope you have a lovely weekend and, thank you, for letting me know you couldn't see my post -- I've posted some different photos and hope you can see and enjoy them!!

RedPat said...

They are the butterflies I remember as a kid - they seemed to be everywhere in those days. Happy times, EG!

Adam Jones said...

Skippers are such great looking butterflies. I've only seen a Large Skipper, so the Least is on my list to see.

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous macro!

CountryMum said...

Yes, you did do well to capture him. They don't stay still for long at all. Great photo.

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

what a beauty. so pretty. ( :

Lea said...

Beautiful!

Jeevan said...

Superb capture and fine detail!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is an excellent shot. i can agree that they don't sit still for very long. I have 'chased' many a Skipper with no good results.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's tough to get good pics of the little butterflies. You did a great job!
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NatureFootstep said...

nice to see a skipper. Gorgeous image as well :)

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Fabulous shot of the skipper!

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