Clouded Skipper

The awkward thing about photographing small creatures with my bird rig is that at full zoom (600mm) the minimum focus distance is over 9 feet (2.8 meters) so if I am any closer than that to the subject, I have to back up. Also, given that this is not an especially fast lens, I have to work in bright sunlight to get an acceptable result. This is 1/4000 at f6.3 (wide open—should have stopped it down) with image stabilization and the details are STILL a tad soft. But I’m happy to get what I got. I was in the parking lot at the laundromat while my clothes were in the drier.

Canon 90D, Sigma 150-600 f5-6.3, image is ~50% crop, and it was hot out, and the sun got in my eyes.