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Small Skipper - Thymelicus sylvestris

By Mendipman  
My first Small Skipper of the year at Priddy last Wednesday, in fact there were dozens of them and they seemed to like to roost in small clusters so I did have quite a choice when it came to deciding which one to photograph.

This one just happened to be in the right position against a partial backdrop of Thyme that is in flower, as well as the sparkly antennae!

Best viewed very large!

Many thanks for the votes and comments on the previous upload of the Five-spot Burnet Moth and especially to Len (Len1950), Ade (ade123) and Pamela (pamelajean) for their User Awards, all so very much appreciated. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Butterflies Summer Morning Wildlife Nature Macro Blue Close Sunrise Butterfly Close-up Natural Orange Yellow Close up Lepidoptera Somerset July Details Detail Dew Resting Magnified Natural light Mendips Small skipper Thymelicus sylvestris Detailed Mariposa Magnify Wildlife and nature Papillon Dewy Imago Priddy Mineries Heath McDonald Hesperiidae Dew covered Mendip Wildlife Photography Lepidopteran Lepidopterans Priddy Pools

Voters: FabioKeiner, bobpaige1, Badgerfred and 32 more


FabioKeiner 7 111 Austria
8 Jul 2017 7:12PM
fantastic insect portrait as well Smile

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8 Jul 2017 7:31PM
Super image Heath,
ade123 Plus
7 285 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2017 7:49PM
A brilliant Macro Heath. Well deserved for the early start but always the best time of the day in the summer

Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
8 Jul 2017 8:30PM
Wow! look at all those water drops. Excellent macro.
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2017 8:51PM
Great shot, Heath.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2017 9:34PM
A splendid close up
cantona43 Plus
14 928 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2017 10:10PM
what an excellent shot, you chose your shot very well its fantastic
Steven_Tyrer 13 69 Wales
8 Jul 2017 10:59PM
Beautiful image very well taken SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
9 Jul 2017 11:30AM
Just an incredible macro Heath!
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2017 12:34PM
How very lovely! Excellent first class macro image
Isabel GrinGrin
9 Jul 2017 12:40PM
looks very wet Wink
good macro shot !!
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
11 Jul 2017 10:56AM
Superb shot Heath - love the droplets on he antenna.
12 Aug 2017 7:50PM
An outstanding close up.
SWMahy 11 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2018 6:00PM
Love those drops. Smile
10 Jan 2020 11:37PM
Now THATS a beard lol

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