Images in today’s Fun Friday post was captured a couple of days ago in my rural Missouri butterfly garden. As I walked past my butterfly garden, a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth captured my attention. As I watched it, the moth moved to a Butterfly Bush flower, where a Silver-spotted Skipper was already collecting nectar. I grabbed my camera and captured these images of both insects as they both continued their seek for the sweet prize:
I’ve been seeing a lot of the Hummingbird Moths lately. I’m hoping that they will utilize one of the two Datura plants I put out this year; the Datura plant is a host plant for the Hummingbird Moth.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D Mark II body
- Canon 100-400mm IS lens
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 500
- Aperture f/5.6
- Shutter 1/800 sec. and 1/1000 sec.