While photographing in one of my gardens the other morning, I had several Fritillary butterflies (Great Spangled Fritillaries, I believe) that were busy sipping nectar from one of the Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) that is blooming:
The Great Spangled Fritillary butterflies are probably one of the most common I find when hiking the nearby prairies, or even just looking over my garden! They are especially fond of the Butterfly Weed (as am I), making for a rather orangey image.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC
- Gitzo #1258-LVL carbon fiber tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
- ISO 800
- Aperture f/5
- Shutter 1/800 sec. to 1/1,200 sec.