13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Butterfly Macro on a Bull Thistle Bloom
A butterfly searches for pollen on a bull thistle blossom. The bull thistle weed growing on the edge of my yard proved to be the mother load for insect photographs. There is a huge field of bull thistles a couple hundred yards from my house in the forest where tons of butterflies congregate..but you never know which thistle they're going to pick. This one was by itself, so all I had to do was wait...and sweat in the sunlight. Only butterfly diner in my personal town, as it turned out.
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||Sept. 14, 2015, 7:38 p.m.