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Fiery Skipper (<em>Hylephila phyleus</em>)

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

This southern butterfly species is a very rare stray this far north, but with many species expanding their ranges northward the status of this butterfly in my area may change. It was nice to see this species locally today. This species is brilliantly colored compared to other skippers and certainly has a fiery personality. It was very flighty and very fast and erratic in flight. It took over an hour with 3 of us looking before we got good collection of shots.

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 70-200 mm f/4L IS USM
1/400s f/8.0 at 111.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
larose forest photos17-Aug-2012 20:10
Ohhhhh, these shots are absolutely phenomenal. Bravo!!! The colours on this skipper are astounding. VV
Janet Forjan-Freedman17-Aug-2012 16:06
Excellent series that shows off the wing structure and angle.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet17-Aug-2012 01:57
Very nice serie.
Hank Vander Velde16-Aug-2012 21:32
Beautiful tack sharp shot Chris.
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