Common Visitors

Today’s post features one of the most common butterflies that visit my rural Missouri butterfly garden, the Fritillary butterfly. Most of the time, when it’s sunny and warm outside, I can walk outside and see at least a couple of Fritillary butterflies busy soaking up the sun and seeking nectar from the plants in my butterfly garden. They seem to always gravitate to the Purple Coneflowers for nectar. Here are a few of my favorite images I captured over the past few days:

Fritillary butterfly on a Coneflower

Fritillary butterfly on a Coneflower

Fritillary butterfly on a Coneflower

Fritillary butterfly on a Coneflower

My favorite visitors, as I mentioned in previous posts, are the occasional swallowtails. But the Fritillaries are by far, the most common. And their beautifully patterned wings are always a joy to watch/photograph!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 200 (top image) and ISO 500 (all other images)
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/1000 sec. to 1/2000 sec.

 

 

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