A strange view of a Skipper butterfly.

Mar 3, 2006
Great Falls, VA
I get lots of skipper butterflies in my garden. They're fairly hard to shoot, since they are quick moving and somewhat skittish.

I took this shot a few days ago, and thought the view of the butterfly's mouth was quite interesting. Vaguely disgusting, but interesting nonetheless.

(click the image for a full-sized version with EXIF data.)

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Shot with my D200, Tamron SP 90, and a stack of 3 Kenko tubes totaling 68 mm of extension.

Lit with an SB-800 in the hotshoe, fired through a pop-up diffuser attached to the front of the lens.
Jun 12, 2008
North Carolina
Duncan C: The shot is amazing, thanks for your posts, they have helped me improve. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing tips.


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