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This is the first time I have been able to use my Tamron macro lens 90mm with success. Thanks to the host of Bugs and Animals on Flowers in macro,Mia-Edge-of-dreams who has helped me to use the manual setting. I am delighted that I’ve finally captured a clear macro image after months of frustration trying to use the auto setting without success.
Taken in my garden.I usually see small dull brown skippers but this one is slightly larger and has vivid brownish orange colour.
Skippers are active during the day. Skippers, unlike butterflies, tend to be colored in dull tones. This leads to their confusion with moths.
A skipper folds up its wings, while a butterfly’s wings remain fully extended. You can usually see both the front and hind wings because they separate when a skipper folds them. Skippers tend to have fat-looking bodies that are usually bigger than butterfly bodies. Skipper wings are smaller in proportion to their bodies than a butterfly’s wings.
Skippers have hooked antenna tips that are thicker and darker than the rest of the antenna.
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Tamron macro 90mm