Attitude From the Skipper

As I was taking photos of some tawny skippers on my walk today, I started wondering about what they thought about us humans. Specifically about us humans with cameras.

Having a nibble

Having a nibble

Here I was this large looming figure with a large back thing sticking out of my head leaning in towards them very slowly. I would be creeped out by that if I was them.

Orange Skipper

Orange Skipper

It’s no wonder they look all judgy at me sometimes.

The Stare Down

The Stare Down

This one sat on that bud and stared down at me as I took a few photographs. I’m probably overthinking it but I swear there was attitude there.

Cabbage Butterfly

Cabbage White Butterfly

On the way home I spotted this Cabbage White butterfly. Now, these butterflies are pretty skittish which is typical of anything I try to photograph. So why are the Tawny Skippers so much friendlier? Or are they just tolerating us?