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Banded Hairstreak and yet another skipper

jtmcg

Simsbury, US
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jtmcg Moderator Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife, Macro & Landscape Photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007
Mon 24-Jun-13 01:41 AM

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

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