Friday, 10 January 2014

Dingy and Dinky

The Dingy Skipper
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As I still have plenty of butterfly pictures left over from last year I will be posting some now and again. The Dingy Skipper is a very moth like butterfly,at first glance I thought it was a moth. It is 14mm in size, and commonly perches with wings wide open but wraps the wings around the body at night.

48 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

SO beautiful! i love the deep browns and the detail you caught!

NickMorgan said...

Lovely to see a butterfly and brightness again! I have never seen a Dingy Skipper and I didn't realise they were quite so small. I saw some skippers in Spain a couple of years ago and it wasn't until I returned home and looked at the pictures that I realised there were five different species among them. It has been rather dingy in Scotland for the last few weeks!

chusa said...

Maravillosas imàgenes de la naturaleza, lo màs bello de la vida plasmado en estas fotos, enhorabuena y feliz 2014. Saludos desde Venecia

karmnik54 said...

Piękny:)

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, and thanks so much for sharing information about it, too, I know so little about butterflies. :)

Giga said...

Wszystkie motyle uwielbiam. Twoje zdjęcia są śliczne. Pozdrawiam.
All butterflies love. Your photos are beautiful. Yours.

Adam said...

nice moth

Linda said...

Not that dingy… there's a richness to those tones. Nice work!

Seijastiina said...

Lovely butterfly ♥
Very nice!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful and amazing captures. I hope you have an amazing weekend :)

Liplatus said...

Oh, that is a lovely summery butterfly images.:)
Here it is dark and cold.

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Best wishes for 2014!

S. Etole said...

A wonderful sight this time of year.

Jette Hollesen said...

Lovely pictures! You have been very close. Well done.
Gretings
JetteMajken

Linda R said...

Awesome my friend. Loving your photos.

Hugs~

Erik Koffmar said...

What beautiful butterflies you have captured. They are really moth like as you say. It was a while since I visited your blog and I need to come back sooner next time so that I can enjoy your wonderful pictures.

/Erik

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Thank you Theresa!:)I agree,in the sunlight the Dingy Skipper has a rich brown colour that is far from dingy.

Breathtaking said...

NickMorgan
Hello Nick!:)The weather here has not been good also, with lots of rain and mist,and in some places flooding. These saved photos were taken in Oct, and it was my first sighting of the Dingy Skipper.I was also surprised at how small they really are.

What an exciting discovery you made in Spain.I'm often surprised at the insects I discover in my pictures that I hadn't realized were there until I see them on screen. Haven't seen many lately. I do hope our weather improves soon.

Breathtaking said...

chusa

Thank you Chusa, and thank you for your good wishes also. Lets hope 2014 is a good year for us both.:)

Breathtaking said...

Karmnik54
Thank you so much for passing by and your comment.

Breathtaking said...

Linda

Thank you Linda.:) Lovely to see you! It's my pleasure to share whatever I can with all my blogger friends.So pleased you like this post.:)

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Many thanks Giga. So pleased you like the photos.:)

Breathtaking said...

Adam

Há há:)) It does look like a moth Adam, but it is a butterfly!!

Breathtaking said...

Linda

Hello Linda!:)

I agree with you Linda. This butterfly has very rich tones, and is quite unigue, as it does not look like any other butterfly.

Breathtaking said...

Seijastiina

Yes indeed, a pretty little creature!
Have a good day.

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist

Thank you Keith!:)I may have missed seeing it had I not been pruning the lavender.

I hope you have a great day also.

Breathtaking said...

Liplatus

Hi! Here it is quite overcast and cold. We have had a lot of rain and there is more forecast for next week. When winter arrives the saved posts I make come in useful. These were taken last October.So pleased you like them, and thank you for your good wishes.

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
As the weather has been poor,I had to turn to my saved posts made last year. Glad you like them.:)

Breathtaking said...

Jette Hollesen

So nice to see you here Jette!:)
Thank you for your visit, and your lovely comment.

Breathtaking said...

Linda
Thank you linda. What a nice comment!:)

Breathtaking said...

Erik Koffmar

Hello Erik! So nice to see you here!:)Yes, these butterflies are unique, as they do not look like any other butterfly,.. so they are unmistakeable in their moth-like appearance.

Visiting blogs is not always possible, but I do hope you will pass by more often. I will be happy to see you.:)

magda said...

Σου εκφράζω άλλη μία φορά τον θαυμασμό μου για τις εξαιρετικές φωτογραφίες σου!!!
Πολλά φιλιά και καλή εβδομάδα!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wonderful butterfly, Sonjia. The second picture is my favorite. I have never seen this butterfly. Looking at your pictures I already miss the summer season while winter hasn't even started here in the Netherlands. Have a good sunday. Greetings, Joke

Bob Bushell said...

Beauty of the Dingy Skipper, love it.

Breathtaking said...

magda

Thank you Magda!:)Butterflies are my favourite insect to photograph.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

This butterfly does look like a moth at first glance. Its hairy, rest with wings spread out but its feelers gave it away. These are good shots.

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)

It's unusual moth-like appearance and tiny dimensions are quite charming. It was my first sighting.
I'm glad you like the second photo, it's one I like also.

I miss seeing insects in my garden
and the rain continues to fall relentlessly, but time passes so quickly. It will soon be Spring!:)

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell

Yes, a beautiful butterfly. Tiny Perfection!!
Have a great Sunday.:)

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto ElsiXie

That's right Stiletto! It's a restless butterfly also which makes it difficult to see the feelers, as it flits from flower to flower. Thank you for your nice comment.

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Sonjia!

Not as dazzling and impressive as some other butterflies you`ve shown us here, but still a beauty nonetheless.

Great shots, as always...

With a hug
Vitor

Breathtaking said...

vitorchuvashortstories

Hi Vitor!:)I agree with you, I have shown more colourful and more showy butterflies but the Skipper's beauty lies in it's velvity appearance and rich copper tones which I'm so pleased you appreciate.

Thank you for your visit and your nice comment. I have passed by your blog twice but blogspot did not respond. I will try again.

Warm hugs.


Trollstubben foto said...

Hello
They are so beautyful.
Karin

Maria said...

Great to see you back! I like all the different angles you caught on the butterfly. I am now blogging with Wordpress. The blog address is:
http://thetropicalfloweringzone.com

Breathtaking said...

Trollstubben

Good morning Karin!:)

Yes, I think they are, and tiny is always appealing. Thank you for your visit Karin.:)

Breathtaking said...

Maria

Thank you Maria!:)Thank you for leaving your new blog address. I will contact you soon, as I have missed seeing your wonderful photos.

Ela said...

Wow ! Wonderful butterfly !

Breathtaking said...

Ela

Thank you Ella!:)

Guillermo Palacio said...

Muy buena serie, y las fotos muy coloridas. Me gustan mucho las mariposas pero son difíciles de fotografiar. Enhorabuena por tu blog.

http://misojosasiloven.blogspot.com.es/

Un saludo.

Breathtaking said...

Guillermo Palacio

Thank you for your nice comment and for following my blog.:)

Un saludo.:)

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