03.29.2020 Silent Sunday

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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23 Responses to 03.29.2020 Silent Sunday

  1. Today being Silent Sunday, you even skipped the skipper’s name.

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  2. melissabluefineart says:

    I hated to break the silence, but I did wonder “who” this little guy was. I don’t have these in my area. A common ringlet, huh? So cute, with his fuzzy little face. Beautifully photographed.

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  3. Great capture … detail and background!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, superb shot, Steve – love it!

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    Beautiful! And it speaks of sunnier times…

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  6. krikitarts says:

    It was apparently just resting there and waiting for someone like you to come along and pay some attention to it. I expected to see a tongue at first, but can’t. And there seem to be what might be little flowers farther below, but not up at the tip. Sweet portrait!

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  7. Wow, beautiful picture.

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    What a beautiful little creature. Nicely composed, and really stands out against the background.

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    • When I first go serious about nature photography I joined NatureSacapes.Net and one of the big things there was B.O.A.S….bird on a stick. I wasn’t a bird photographer but learned to make other images, butterflies, flowers, etc. in the same manner. I like having the background as part of the image but there are times when a nice portrait is called for and this was one of those times Thanks, Todd.


  9. shoreacres says:

    I assumed it was a skipper; I’ve never heard of a ringlet. In fact, the only ringlets I’ve known of are those that involve human hair, so I went looking, and found the reason for the name: the Ringlet gets its name from the small rings on the undersides of its wings. For once, the name of one of these creatures is simple and straightforward!

    It’s a beautiful image. Having spent a good portion of Sunday chasing around after butterflies that refused to light for more than a nano-second, I’m even more impressed that you were able to capture this one with such clarity.

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    • You were not the only one. It is actually a bit bigger than the largest of the skippers but not a huge butterfly. The time of day makes a big difference as the morning chill leaves many in a state of torpor. Some photographers chill their subjects. I prefer to just get out early and catch them naturally.

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