Macro Moths / Butterflies

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  1. Kyuss

    Kyuss TPF Noob!

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    Not sure whether these are moths or butterflies. I found them around outside where I live.

    I think they are moths because of the hairy bodies but not sure.

    Been taking a lot of macro shots lately with my new lens.

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    Very well done; I really like the top one. It looks to me like he's saying "Hey, you, with the camera, sod off!" :lol:
     
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    Kyuss TPF Noob!

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    Thank you. Yeah, he was hard to catch. Everytime I got close he would fly off, so I stayed in one spot and waited for him.
     
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    Beautiful pictures and great macro! I believe they are skippers but I'm not sure. Is the first one on aHoneysuckle? My avatar is a moth also, I love the big ones. I wish I could get those shots to, but I'm stuck over what camera to get!
     
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    Thank you!

    I was able to ID them.

    The first is a European Skipper

    The second is a Common Checkered Skipper.
     
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    Im guessing moths just because of the Proportion difference between their bodies and their wing size. Usually butterflies have larger wings in proportion to their body size. Just a thought.
     
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    I see youve already ID'd them. Nevermind then.

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