Orange Sulphur

I just arrived home early this morning from “Artfest Midwest: The Other Show” in Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend. As has always been the case, I had a wonderful time displaying my work, meeting old friends, and making new ones! The drive home was tiring and a bit stressful, running into sporadic, torrential downpours of rain that made seeing the highway difficult, at best. But slowing down during the downpours and stopping for a very late dinner, as well as some “rest” from the driving, I finally made it home about 12:30am this morning. A great night of sleep and now it’s time to start things all over again!

Today’s post comes from my recent prairie photo workshop. Among the many Meadow Fritillary butterflies, there were also a few Orange Sulphurs (Colias eurytheme), that were very attached to the many Butterfly Weed wildflowers in bloom:

Orange Sulphur Butterfly

This little guy seemed a bit “camera shy”, bailing out just as I was making the image:Orange Sulphur Butterfly

Quite a nice color combination!

Photography Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Bogen #3221 tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/1,250 sec.




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