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Surprise Glacier
Old faithful Inn
Monterey Bay
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Man of Steel
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Butterfly Macro on a Bull Thistle Bloom
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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.

TAGS: Bloom, Butterfly, Insect, Maryland, Summer, United States

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La Plata, Maryland, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Addison Likins.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
Total Views: 128
Total Favorites: 1
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 14, 2015, 7:38 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D5200
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO360
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PHOTO LOCATION La Plata, Maryland, United States of America