That Silver Lining

Today’s post features a few images I captured the past few days, in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden.

Today’s featured butterfly is the Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus), which is very common in our gardens right now. Small, and seemingly drab, this butterfly’s characteristic silver/white spot really makes identification fast and easy … and quite colorful as it flits about the many zinnias we have planted this year. Here are a few of my favorite images:

Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly

By the way, this is our first year to put out zinnias (in our 2-year-old butterfly garden) … I highly recommend plenty of these butterfly-attracting plants!

Coming up … more butterfly species that are visiting our colorful gardens.

 

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 200 – ISO 400
  • Aperture f/5.6 – f/9
  • Shutter Speed 1/160 sec. to 1/5000 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2020, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Insect Photography, Nature Photography
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