Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pair of Silver Spotted Skippers

These photographs of a pair of Silver Spotted Skippers was taken earlier in the year. The first 3 photographs are very similiar but notice in the first one the skipper in the back is turned looking at the one closer to the camera.
One thing I found interesting is the color difference of the wings together and the wings open.
I am still seeing a few butterflies, but it has turned fairly cool here this week so I don't guess I will be seeing them for long. Also, this morning saw 2 Eastern Bluebirds checking out my birdhouse on the deck (the one I had so many photos of the Tree Swallows at this past spring), I sure hope they were looking for a winter home and not crazy enough be starting another family this late.
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26 comments:

Susie said...

I saw the tee-tiniest skipper today at work. I was sorry I didn't have my camera. He was so cute.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic shots.Hope those Bluebirds decide to stay with you for the winter.
Blessings,Ruth

Bird Girl said...

Double the fun - double the joy - double the beauty! You got double lucky to get these guys at the same time - lovely, Leedra!

Rose said...

It is almost as if the one is giving the other a look that says stay away from my flower!

Dawn said...

Beautiful photo's!
I wish we would get bb here, they are so pretty.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Leedra, The skippers are so pretty--and you got some great pictures of them. We've had very few different butterflies --but have had alot of Sulphurs in our yard this year.

Hope you are doing okay.. The photos are GREAT.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dorothy said...

Pretty little Skippers! Hope you are having a Happy Fall!

~Cheryl said...

It's amazing how your photographs communicate the personalilty of these Skippers! I hope you have a skippy, care-free weekend!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow, that is so nice that you got the two of them together!
Great pictures, as always!

Connie said...

Great photo's as always. I always marvel at your composition. Your subject matter is always interesting. I frequently use your blogsite to look up something I've seen around my house and want to know more about it.

Connie said...

So fun to read and learn - I might have called these moths - oh dear. I have not surrounded myself with the right kinds of plants to draw in the butterflies.

George said...

We still have a few butterflies fluttering around, but probably not for long. I haven't seen any bluebirds lately.

SaraG said...

very very pretty, Leedra!!
Thanks for sharing.
Take care and have a great weekend.

Leedra said...

George - We always have Bluebirds through the winter, we even did in Rockwood last year. Guess that is the difference in the valley and on the plateau.

tina said...

They really are different aren't they? Same shape of stripes but completely differently colored. I bet your bluebirds were just looking for a nice home to settle in for the cool weather. They'll be a treat this winter when all the butterflies are gone.

JKoenig said...

I like the way the one is looking at the other in the 4th picture. Your pictures are always so neat!

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Mary said...

Wonderful! I love seeing the inside of the wings...usually I just see their outside. They look great on that pink flower with the yellow center.

Carletta said...

The last shot is gorgeous!
I found my first one this spring since I became involved with photography and I think the skippers are one of my favorites.
I saw a little bird today on my deck (no ID) but he had stuff in his mouth and I was wondering if he had nest building in mind.

Leeloo's mum said...

Your pictures are all so nice, I really enjoy looking at them! The last one on this post is so beautiful, those butterflies remind me love/friendship, they really look like they're enjoying each other's company. I really like it :)

dAwN said...

All beautiful pics..
the last one is my fav...the flower is beautiful..colors great..

lisaschaos said...

They are darling! How fortunate to have two together!

Willard said...

Beautiful photos. It is really interesting to see the color differences.

Also the lilies in the previous post are exquisite.

Shelley said...

You had quite a few butterflies this year! I like the close ups of these skippers busy at work!

Sunny said...

Your posts are always so delightful.
Sunny :)

Tom said...

Beautiful pictures... you have a great blog here, such colour and every picture is a cracker...

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