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Photo#20596
Courting Umber Skippers - Poanes melane

Courting Umber Skippers - Poanes melane
Torrance, at Madrona Marsh, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 17, 2004
As the male approaches the female, she shivers her wings as she moves in the dry grasses.

The photo was taken at 1/160 sec. Perhaps if the speed were faster, the wing motion would have been frozen out of the shot, making it much less interesting. Usually, I dislike photo blur, but this is an exception.