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Avian Lepidopterist?

By teocali
The Spotted Flycatchers (Muscicapa striata), nesting and feeding their chicks in our garden, are incredibly skilled hunters. Unfortunately I do feel sorry for some of the beautiful insects they sometimes catch, in this case a Large Skipper butterfly.
The purple in the background is a blurred wild foxglove flower, growing against the garden wall.
Taken 6.8m from subject, tripod.

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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
19 Jun 2012 9:00AM
Outstanding Sylvia, the sharpness on the face and Large Skipper is bang on!


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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 9:02AM
skewey 12 31 England
19 Jun 2012 9:05AM
Excellent detail in both subject and prey Sylvia.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 9:21AM
An extremely good example of wildlife photography, full of natural colour, detail, and light.

Regards Nathan
allanC 12 21 Scotland
19 Jun 2012 9:34AM
Superb capture

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 10:16AM
Excellent capture Sylvia, such good detail.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 11:58AM
Great shot, Sylvia, well captured.
19 Jun 2012 1:08PM
Very nice capture again Sylvia. I do like the purple of the foxglove in the image too Smile

19 Jun 2012 1:19PM
Absolute Belter Sylvia, wonderful BG and detail Wink
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jun 2012 2:48PM
Poor little skipper, one less for me to photograph now Grin. Carol
lovely shot like it Grin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Jun 2012 4:28PM
Excellent 'caught in the act' capture, Sylvia. Lovely clarity.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 4:52PM
Avian Lepidopterist? Nah! he's just hungry.Grin

Great capture.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 4:55PM
Metro6R4 7 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 5:02PM
TOP TOP SHOT..................
19 Jun 2012 5:41PM
Beautiful image. Wonderful title.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 5:42PM
Super capture
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
19 Jun 2012 10:35PM
Superb Sylvia - best yet of your Flycatcher images for me. Love the detail on the Skipper too and thats a great two tone bg to set it off.
20 Jun 2012 7:38PM
a beauty
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 8:46PM
Envious SylviaTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue


brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 9:51PM
Striking image, so clear and pin sharp. Super detail and very good dof.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Jun 2012 6:56PM
A wonderful nature shot Sylvia, it looks like this large skipper has skipped his last!
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
25 Jun 2012 8:16PM
Superb colours and detail Sylvia - excellent photography.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
1 Jul 2012 4:27PM
Excellent shot Sylvia. Sorry it took me such an age to find it.GrinGrin

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