Monday, 20 June 2011

Large Skipper.

A few images of the Large Skipper (Ochlodes venata) which is our brightest and most widespread 'orange' skipper. Single-brooded and is on the wing usually from late May, reaching a peak in mid-July and disappears by the end of August. With the drier spring this year you may well have seen one much earlier.  





N.B. This is a scheduled post and I will respond to comments when we return from Cumbria.  FAB.

21 comments:

  1. Superb collection for this large skipper Frank!!! I saw some small butterflies flying over here but they are usually grey and not so nice....

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  2. Vey nice! Sharp detail and so colorful.

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  3. Hi Frank...very nice ...he looks like the one I just posted...I don't know which mine is!!
    Your photos are so clear!!

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  4. Frank, these are such superb quality, just excellent. The third one down with the saw-toothed edge to the leaf beneath, the clarity of the eyes of the butterfly in each selection, congratulaions~

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  5. Beautiful photos Frank, there is a dearth of butterflies here!

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  6. Not seen a Skipper before. Great pictures Frank.

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  7. Exceptional skipper macro images! They look especially beautiful against the deep green leaves. The detail is exquisite. Always a joy to visit your wonderful blog!

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  8. Thank you to share

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  9. I love these images Frank. What are those little white droplets on the last image? Do you know. Carol

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  10. Fabulous set of images; wonderful detail – hope you enjoy Canada, Cheers, Tim

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  11. Hi Everyone. I am just catching up with all your kind comments after our recent trip to the Lake District. Regretfully very little of the wildlife seen got in front of the lens due to the wet, windy weather but may have a few scenic views to post very soon. FAB.

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  12. cracking shots Frank, love the damsels in your last post as well

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  13. Beautiful close-ups of the Skipper, Frank. Gorgeous colors!

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  14. Wonderful images as always. :) So very nice.

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  15. Thanks Tony. It's that time of year when the other insects are easier to capture than the birds!

    Thank you Hilke.

    Cheers Fjallripan.

    Thanks Lois. Great to see you are enjoying your cruise.

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