My Lantana has been covered with Fiery Skippers lately, busy sipping nectar in the summer sun. They don’t seem to mind the near hundred degree temperatures in the least.
These button-eyed butterflies are fast, flighty, and rarely sit still for more than a second.
They are only about the size of a nickel, so their small size and constant motion makes them a bit challenging to photograph. Let’s just say they fly far faster than I focus!
Still, they are lovely against the bright flower petals and it is a delight to watch them flit about.
20 thoughts on “Sipping in the Sun”
These are a stunning set of photographs. I like Skippers, but I have never seen one like this before.
Thanks. It was a fun set of photos to take.
It was fun to sit outside and try to capture them with the camera. I lost the battle more than I won!
You got terrific photographs of the little Skipper, Kathy!
I like taking pictures of them because the photos reveal details I otherwise miss.
I always enjoy your photos, but these colors are particularly delicious. (K)
Ah…delicious…what a wonderful word!
Oh these colors – they are like sweet cool sherbet! LOVE!
I liked how the Lantana colors blurred in the background – it is indeed sherberty! It reminds me of when I was a kid and always used to get an orange-raspberry swirled Italian Ice from the ice cream truck.
They are incredible Kathy 💜💕
Thanks! I am loving taking butterfly pictures this summer. 🙂
Wow. Your non-bird shots are as stunning, maybe moreso(!) than the bird shots!
They are fun to take pictures of, and really lovely to watch. 🙂
Kathy, your pictures are terrific.
Beautiful shots! This is my first summer with a “real” camera and I am always amazed with the beautiful background colours that can show up to frame the subject.
I agree. I picked up a “real” camera a few years ago and have fallen in love with taking nature pictures. There is so much beauty to behold!
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