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The Grand with Rolling Hills
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Raindrops on an Iris leaf
Boys in the sunset
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Friendly ladybug on new blooms
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My son with his new found love for cowboy life.
Mongooses on a cold day
Meskei's Skipper perched on a thistle flower in the central Texas hill country.
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A Balanced Diet
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Great Egret Nest
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On the road
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Meskei's Skipper perched on a thistle flower in the central Texas hill country.

Driving through central Texas on the way to Big Bend, I was amazed by the wildflowers in bloom on the roadside. Stopping, I got lucky and found this beautiful butterfly, Meskei's Skipper, perched there. Just after snapping the photo, he flew away.

TAGS: Butterfly, Closeup, Flower, Insect, Nature, Texas

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Austin, Texas, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Noah Ratzan.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2018
Total Views: 76
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: June 1, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5300
Focal Length: 140mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO100
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