Cabin Fever?

Got “cabin fever” yet? Well, I do! Can’t wait for the spring wildflowers to peep through the ground … a little over a month from now, our first woodland wildflowers should begin emerging, followed by prairie plants. Until then, I’m going back through my past images and pulling some that I have either not previously published, or some that really give me fond memories. So here’s my first installment, a Meadow Fritillary butterfly that was busy collecting nectar from a Butterfly Weed wildflower, on the local Missouri prairie:

Meadow Fritillary butterfly on Butterfly Weed wildflower

While hiking the summer prairie, once the Butterfly Weed blooms, there seems to be hundreds of fritillary butterflies, both Meadow Fritillary and Great Spangled Fritillary butterflies busy collecting nectar!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens plus Canon 1.4x TC
  • Bogen 3221 Tripod, with ballhead
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/5
  • Shutter 1/160 second



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