Fun Friday: Friendly Eating Contest

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:

Clearwing Hummingbird Moth and Silver-spotted Skipper

Clearwing Hummingbird Moth and Silver-spotted Skipper

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.



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