Taken at the Jarvis Bird Sanctuary, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL. Taken using a Minolta #0 (+0.95) close-up lens.

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Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) (2008-06-14 11-33-00_01)

14 Jun 2008

Jarvis Bird Sanctuary

Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois

Panasonic DMC-FZ50, Minolta #0 (+0.95) close-up lens

Silver-spotted Skipper – Superfamily Papilionoidea (formerly Hesperioidea) : Family Hesperiidae : Subfamily Eudaminae : Epargyreus clarus

Editing was done with Luminar Flex 1.1. I used the Develop filter to increase the contrast and clarity and open up the shadows. Then I added the Accent AI filter and used the Tone filter raise the SmartTone. Lastly I added a vignette.

Photo © 2008 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

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Written by Gary J Sibio


    • I really like these as well. I haven’t seen that many skippers – either species or individuals – around Chicago. A friend of mine had to attend an event in Door County, Wisconsin once. This is that peninsula that sticks out into Lake Michigan near Green Bay. When he came back his car’s rear window was crammed with hundreds of dead skippers. I forget which species. That was the first time I had seen any of them.