Purple-Loving Skipper

Another insect found while photographing wildflowers at my rural Missouri wildflower garden was this unidentified Skipper. He seemed quite content perched on a colorful, purple Aster:

Moth on Purple Aster

Moth on Purple Aster

Tomorrow’s post features my “prized” critter capture in the wildflower garden :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT carbon fiber tripod, with 3 Pod H-3 ballhead
  • ISO 1250 (top photo) and ISO 800 (bottom photo)
  • Aperture f/16 (top photo) and f/5 (bottom photo)
  • Shutter 1/30 sec. (top photo) and 1/200 sec. (bottom photo)



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Posted in 2015, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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