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Tucson, Arizona
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Orange Skipperling
When a hiker is passing between boulders up a deserted canyon and a little speck of an orange butterfly perches on a rock, it is most likely this tiniest of regularly occuring skippers in the Southwest.

It is one of the several mostly orange species called branded skippers that perch with hind wings opened nearly flat and fore wings mostly together. This odd position is often called tha “jet plane” position. It may be a means of regulating body temperature.

Orange skipperlings enjoy hot, dry canyons but are also occasionally found in city gardens and flower patches in the foothills. Their tiny size, coupled eith a very rapid flight, make this species difficult to see and easy to overlook.

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Nice closeup my friend.Beautiful capture.They look like minerature jets ha !…Hugs…Tom

  • LOL, thank you! I thought so as well!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL capture,

  • Much appreciated Ann, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 4 years ago

    Awesome !!! oo

  • I appreciate that darlin, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 4 years ago

    Oh Kimberly what a (gorgeous butterfly) love his colors and your composition is awesome…Laura

  • Thank you so much my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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