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I think this may be a Long Dash Skipper or Polites mystic but I am not as good at insect and butterfly ID as I am flowers and trees. I hope someone will correctly identify it if I am wrong.
He seems to like the iris, as he is spending a lot of time on them.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K200D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jun 2013 - 2:41 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/350sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Skipper
Username:Joline Joline
Uploaded:21 Jun 2013 - 11:24 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Insects, Skipper, Wildlife / nature
Votes:41
Voters:ValeryAst · mrswoolybill · PattiW · Hermanus · BarbaraR · woolybill1 · Kurt42 · lonely_oryx · RobertTurley · morpheus1955 · KarenFB · franken · pascalg · Maiwand · Tish1 · johnlw · andylea · ChiliMan · WhiteRose1 · graceland · taggart · Holmewood · Bonvilston · EMJAYCEE · helenlinda · TonyDy · CarolG · luckybry · AnnChown · cabbie · bliba · Silverzone · richmowil · boov · Stace · Irishkate · ColleenA · GeorgePlatis · Rende · annettep38 · Chinga ·
Views:110
Unique Views:54

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
21 Jun 2013 - 11:29 AM

Great macro! Two in one, and the iris and the butterfly, both are excellent!
Regards Valery

Last Modified By ValeryAst at 21 Jun 2013 - 11:29 AM

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Jun 2013 - 11:44 AM

A lovely image Joline !!

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PattiW
PattiW  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 11:45 AM

Fantastic capture! Patti

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lonely_oryx
21 Jun 2013 - 11:54 AM

Nicely caught

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franken
franken Plus Member 123517 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 12:22 PM

Lovely macro Joline.

Ken

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 12:26 PM

Quality closeup Joline.GrinGrin
Ron

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Tish1
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21 Jun 2013 - 12:30 PM

Beautifully captured.

Tish

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johnlw
johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 12:41 PM

Beautiful capture.
Regards John.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 12:48 PM

Aww...cute skipper! Well caught, Joline. I looked up Polites mystic on Google images but can't find a shot with the same underwing markings. If you add 'insect' to your tags, some insect folk might pop by and be able to help out with the exact ID.

Andrew Smile

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 2:30 PM

hard to ID skippers, they all look the same to me!
Great shot!

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Bonvilston
21 Jun 2013 - 2:37 PM

Great shot. Not exactly natural camouflage though is it ???....Peter

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EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 3:02 PM

Beauty of a butterfly on a beautiful bloom.Smile
Joan.

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helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 4:26 PM

An excellent capture Joline SmileSmile
Helen

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TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 4:46 PM

Joline - I'm no expert on ID but, looking through three illustrated books, I can only come up with the suggestion that it's a Large Skipper with slightly unusual markings.
Cheers,
Tony

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 4:48 PM

Well captured, Joline, one of my favourite critters Smile Carol

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Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 8:48 PM

Well captured Joline - no idea about ID.
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GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 11:30 PM

Beautiful capture!

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 6:41 AM

what a lovely perch for your little fellow! Looks a bit like our small skipper.
I like the selective focus!

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 - 6:53 AM

Lovely colour contrasts...
IB

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