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Summer has arrived and the skippers are out

By annettep38  
Sorry to you all for barely attending epz. I have been swamped with work and internet at home is only working on the mobile, so I have to wait two minutes for each picture. It is for France I'd wish for one of google's balloons, we are truly at lower 3rd world standards here.Sad

here is - at last- a large skipper enjoying the sun. They have so far been very scarce and I was truly worried. Not a single large blue so far, I made the rounds yesterday, got bogged in the forest, had to call Chris as I had no winch or spade or hilift Blush so it was a looong walk to a house to get a phone...
But at least I got him whilst waiting for rescue.

Tags: Butterfly Insect Skipper Dordogne Wildlife and nature

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7 Jul 2013 9:29AM
"Every cloud!!", as they say, Annette!SmileSmileSmile
Great shot!


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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
7 Jul 2013 9:56AM
They are getting about in the UK too, I might post one tomorrow. it is a very fine macro capture.

7 Jul 2013 10:16AM
summer I must have missed it Annette ....fine capture love it
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
7 Jul 2013 10:18AM
A Lovely detailed imageSmile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Jul 2013 10:21AM
He's a beauty, Annette, and obligingly perched on a wonderful scabious, too Smile Carol
mossy 5 46 1 England
7 Jul 2013 10:36AM
Just started to notice these coming out in the last week.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
7 Jul 2013 10:54AM
My you don't half get yourself in some predicaments in the cause, I thought I was bad and accident prone Grin

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 11:14AM
Great shot, Annette.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
7 Jul 2013 12:16PM
Beautiful light, detail and background Annette; time well spent Wink
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 1:09PM
A great image of this wonderful favourite of mine Annette.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Jul 2013 1:10PM
A splendid capture--- Sorry about your bad weekend!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 1:38PM
Good to see the proboscis out

There are a few about at Twywell, but so far have eluded my cameraWink

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 3:34PM
Lovely shot !!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Jul 2013 4:24PM
A well detailed close up annette.
Well lit too.
A fine shot.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
7 Jul 2013 4:35PM
Excellent capture Annette. Well worth the long walk surely.GrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 8:44PM
Beautiful scabious as well as well as the enchanting skipper, an excellent use of your waiting time.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 8:53PM
Glad your time wasn't wasted!
Well captured with lovely flower.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 10:40PM
Well it's a fine shot Annette
7 Jul 2013 11:16PM
Great shot
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
8 Jul 2013 11:06AM
Now that is CLOSE. Super detail you've caught here, Annette. At least something good came from the moment Smile

senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
9 Jul 2013 8:10AM
superb close up Annette
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
9 Jul 2013 4:38PM
A perfectly shot macro with my favorite colors to boot (green and purple).
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Jul 2013 11:28PM
No large blues for the Big O either!Tongue He had another unproductive trip to Collard Hill in Somerset earlier this week. This is a splendid shot of a skipper on scabious, the details and colours have been superbly recorded. Plenty of skippers on the wing here too

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