A Pearl Crescent Party!

While walking past my butterfly garden yesterday, I looked down to see a party going on in a nice clump of Black-eyed Susans. There were at least a couple dozen Pearl Crescent butterflies busy collecting nectar from the wildflowers. Here is a small portion of them:

Pearl Crescent Butterflies on Black-eyed Susans

Later, once the sun had gone behind the treeline and the butterflies had left, I grabbed this image of the Black-eyed Susans:

Black-eyed Susan Wildflowers

This clump was planted last fall and is doing exceptionally well. I don’t remember the species name, but this was a relatively new hybrid that is supposed to yield long-blooming flowers. So far, they’re doing as advertised!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark II body
  • Canon 180mm f/3.5 macro lens
  • ¬†Handheld
  • ISO 400 (top photo) and ISO 800 (bottom photo)
  • Aperture f/5.6 (top photo) and f/16 (bottom photo)
  • Shutter 1/160 sec. (both images)



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