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Small Skipper
Comments(2) # Small Skipper london e17

So, not overly keen on the semi-bald bird then? OK, I'll bear that in mind for the future. Probably. In the meantime, here's the Skipper I've referred to on a couple of occasions whilst actually finding something else. I know I say they're all my favourites but I really think the Skippers are. They're really small (even the Large Skipper!), well under an inch in wing span, somewhat moth-like in appearance with their seemingly out of proportion body. This pose is also characteristic with one set of wings almost horizontal and the other set slightly raised over the top of the other set like some strange futuristic swing-wing aircraft. This is a male, you can tell by the dark scent line on the forewing. I also have shots of the strange caterpillar and the mating position in the archive which, I’m sure, will get shown in due course if I don't come across better versions this summer. Canon EOS 5D
210 mm
200 ISO
1/200 sec
f 11
Flash: Fired