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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Mon 24-Jun-13 02:41 AM
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"Banded Hairstreak and yet another skipper"


Simsbury, US
          

I went out in my yard to pick up some dead tree branches and noticed four of these Hairstreaks battling over territory. Finally one would land on one of my mountain laurel bushes. This happened several times. Unfortunately there was an almost constant breeze so I had trouble getting a shot that wasn't ruined by motion blur. I jacked my ISO up to 800 so I could use a high shutter speed and was able to get a couple of good shots.

The skipper is from another chilly morning with heavy dew. Once again I couldn't pass this up even though I have loads of pictures of these European Skippers. I am trying to find other subjects but I see dozens of these in this meadow and some are hard to pass up.

John

1. D800, 300 f/4 with tube, 1/750s, f/8, ISO 800


2. D800, 105 f/2.8, 5 frames at 1/15s, f/8, ISO 100

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LeanderTX79 Silver Member Charter MemberMon 24-Jun-13 02:46 AM
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Austin, US
          

I really like the dewy Skipper stack.

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Tue 25-Jun-13 02:14 AM
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks Bruce.

John

  

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TEITZY Silver Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Nikonian since 14th Mar 2007Tue 25-Jun-13 02:37 AM
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WUNGHNU, AU
          

Lovely work John.

Cheers
Leigh

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Wed 26-Jun-13 01:12 AM
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks Leigh.

John

  

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AUMike Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Feb 2008Thu 27-Jun-13 02:48 PM
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Birmingham, US
          

Good stuff, John!

When you shoot for stacking, do you move the camera or change the focus points?

Mike

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Fri 28-Jun-13 09:52 AM
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks Mike.

I've always used refocusing in shooting for stacks. I have a focusing rail and from time to time have thought about trying to use it to shoot stacks but never seem to get around to it.

John

  

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Rocky Hill, US
          

Nice images John. Seems to be a lot of hairstreaks around now.

Rick

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Mon 01-Jul-13 04:04 PM
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks Rick.

I see them in my yard from time to time but there were four of them fighting over the territory. Where have you been getting your damsels and dragons?

John

  

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birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Sep 2009Sun 30-Jun-13 04:11 AM
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Destrehan, US
          

These are both fantastic. My absolute favorite is the dew covered skipper. Something about a insect covered in dew is so fascinating and wonderful
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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Mon 01-Jul-13 04:10 PM
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Simsbury, US
          

>These are both fantastic.

Thanks very much for the kind words Birdie.

My absolute favorite is the dew
>covered skipper. Something about a insect covered in dew is
>so fascinating and wonderful

I agree. It's fun to find them because they are very attractive and generally too chilled to move until they dry off.

John

  

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