Today’s post features a few images I captured the past few days, in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden.
Today’s featured butterfly is the Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus), which is very common in our gardens right now. Small, and seemingly drab, this butterfly’s characteristic silver/white spot really makes identification fast and easy … and quite colorful as it flits about the many zinnias we have planted this year. Here are a few of my favorite images:
By the way, this is our first year to put out zinnias (in our 2-year-old butterfly garden) … I highly recommend plenty of these butterfly-attracting plants!
Coming up … more butterfly species that are visiting our colorful gardens.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 200 – ISO 400
- Aperture f/5.6 – f/9
- Shutter Speed 1/160 sec. to 1/5000 sec.