Orange Lover’s Delight!

While photographing in one of my gardens the other morning, I had several Fritillary butterflies (Great Spangled Fritillaries, I believe) that were busy sipping nectar from one of the Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) that is blooming:

Fritillary Butterfly collecting nectar from Butterfly Weed wildflower

Fritillary Butterfly collecting nectar from Butterfly Weed wildflower

Fritillary Butterfly collecting nectar from Butterfly Weed wildflower

Fritillary Butterfly collecting nectar from Butterfly Weed wildflower

Fritillary Butterfly collecting nectar from Butterfly Weed wildflower

The Great Spangled Fritillary butterflies are probably one of the most common I find when hiking the nearby prairies, or even just looking over my garden! They are especially fond of the Butterfly Weed (as am I), making for a rather orangey image.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Gitzo #1258-LVL carbon fiber tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/5
  • Shutter 1/800 sec. to 1/1,200 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2014, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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