Painted Lady Butterfly on Zinnia

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedOctober 8, 2017
TakenOctober 8, 2017
MakeNikon
ModelCOOLPIX P900
Exposure1/80 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24.1 mm
ISO100
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I thought all of the butterflies had left but found this one flying back and forth to pollinate the Zinnias today. it was a relief to have better weather for it to work in with sun shining instead of rain..The down side is that a hornet tried to harass me by landing on my camera near my fingers but amazingly there was a zinnia bud nearby and I brushed it off with the end of the bud...It gave me a combative look but then it decided to fly away:) Didn't get stung which I am thankful for!

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5 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (8 Oct 2017):

    a beautiful close-up!

  • Kathy Sumter-Haman

    Kathy Sumter-Haman gave props (9 Oct 2017):

    Another excellent shot. I love your work.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (9 Oct 2017):

    Don't get stung! great color and detail in this Andrea!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (9 Oct 2017):

    Love the color and detail

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (10 Oct 2017):

    Glad the hornet decided to give you a break.. the tones and detail here are really beautiful!

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