Long-tailed Skipper

There is not much to see from the side of these small butterflies. I managed to sneak up on this one nectaring a lantana flower. It was busy and ignored me, as I got a gorgeous full backside shot.

Pertinent technical details or techniques to help others learn:

Camera Info: Nikon D500, HH
Lens: VR 300mm f/4E + 1.4x TC
Focal Length: 420mm
Focus Mode: AF-C
AF-Area Mode: Dynamic, 25 points
VR: ON
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/640s
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure Comp.: 0EV
Metering: Spot
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 800
85% of full frame
PP in LR/PS CC 2018, Topaz Studio, Camera Raw filter, TK sharpen for web @ 40%

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The hairy blue back is a fine catch, Phil. It also stands out well among all the green.

Phil: We have a few of these in our garden and they are hard to shoot. This is a fine effort and result. Excellent POF/DOF control and a fine comp.>=))>

nice detail on the back., good colors.