6 Comments on “Essex Skipper Butterfly.

  1. Great photo 🙂 Are you sure that isn’t an “Essex”? I don’t know but the antennae club looks quite black. I am still working on my own Skippers. I wish I could get them to pose like that 🙂

  2. Thanks Mike. I will give humming a go. I doubt that I can look more ridiculous than I already do chasing them around the field 🙂

    • A low, almost inaudible hum, Colin – just enough to hold their attention without frightening them.

    • The other thing, Colin, is to approach the butterfly with the camera to your eye – they don’t like to be looked at. They fly away if the see your eyes.

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