My Newest Butterfly Magnet

Today’s post was captured in my rural Missouri butterfly garden a few days ago. The flower is a coneflower, one of 3 plants I received last July in a beautifully arranged planter at my wife’s Celebration of Life service. Last year this plant had a few flowers on it, but this year it has really blossomed into one of the highlight plants in the garden. It regularly attracts butterflies, especially Fritillaries. Here are a few of my favorite images from a recent Fritillary visitor:

Fritillary butterfly on a Coneflower

Fritillary butterfly on a Coneflower

Fritillary butterfly on a Coneflower

In the last image, did you notice the small, green bee coming in to check out the coneflower? Stay tuned … I’m sure I’ll have many more butterfly images from this colorful plant!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 250
  • All images shot at 400mm
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/1250 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2017, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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