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Skipper on Mexican Bluebell by Margaret  Shark

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I have no idea what kind of moth this is. (Thanks to the group I now know-it’s a skipper!) I shot the photo in Wildwood, FL. I used a Nikon D70s.


purple, macro, butterflies, skipper


  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 5 years ago

    wow! fantastic micro!

  • Thanks, Luda. I was playing with a new lens. I had no idea what a moth’s tongue looked like before this!

    – Margaret Shark

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 5 years ago

    Wow, great image, so sharp!!!!

  • Thanks Rosalie. I appreciate you stopping by!

    – Margaret Shark

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago

    What a pretty image – love the shine on the wings!!!!

  • Thanks lorilee. He did shine just for me! :0)

    – Margaret Shark

  • Tomatohead
    Tomatoheadabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful moth, flower and macro!

  • Thanks Nelson. I appreciate you stopping by.

    – Margaret Shark

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    Margaret you have everyone’s tongue hanging out with this fantastic shot. Bill

  • Awww, thanks, Bill. :0)

    – Margaret Shark

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 5 years ago

    Excellent macro Margaret!! – looks like a skipper moth!!

  • Thanks, Kate. Thanks for the info. I am still learning all this stuff.

    – Margaret Shark

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720about 5 years ago

    WOW.. how cool is that.. love the curly thing coming out of his mouth or what ever area that is…lol.. Great Capture :))

  • That is his tongue!!! I had no clue until I took the photo :0) I think it is so neat.

    – Margaret Shark

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720about 5 years ago

    WOW. his tongue.. amazing.. yes that is great you captured that.. i would have never thought they had tongues like that.. Way to cool.. :))

  • Me either,This photography stuff gets interesting!!! :0)

    – Margaret Shark

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    This is called a Skipper, they are very cool looking, you have a great capture of him..

  • Thanks, Kim. I love the colors of this little critter. I appreciate the info and the comment!

    – Margaret Shark

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kabout 5 years ago

    fantastic, macro great capture :))k

  • Thanks for the comments, Kristina. I do appreciate :0)m

    – Margaret Shark

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