On the Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus), the wings are brown-black; hindwing is lobed. Forewing has transparent gold spots; underside of hindwing has a metallic silver band.
The Silver-spotted Skipper has a wing span of 1 3/4 – 2 5/8 inches (4.5 – 6.7 cm). The photograph of this Silver-spotted Skipper was taken at the Stuyvesant Cove Park on the East River in lower Manhattan with the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100mm Macro lens.
This interesting closeup of this Ring-billed Gull was taken at Stuyvesant Cove on the East River in Manhattan. Ring-billed Gulls in many cases will winter at the same location every year and there are many Ring-billed Gulls that visit Stuyvesant Cove during the winter. It has become one of my favorite locations to photograph Gulls and this year cormorants.
The picture of this Ring-billed Gull in flight was taken at Stuyvesant Cove on the East River in Manhattan. The picture of this Ring-billed Gull was taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the Canon 100-400mm lens.