15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Painted Lady Butterfly on Dahlia Flower
While working in my flower garden I keep my camera in a thermal cooler so it's handy if a photo opportunity comes along. On a sunny day I noticed my dahlia bloom had enticed both a bee and a painted lady butterfly. I was surprised to see the butterfly land right on top of the bee! In the photo you can only see a bit of the front two legs of the bee underneath the butterfly. The butterfly's beautiful wings glistened in the sun but she soon flew off!! I felt lucky to get such a beautiful butterfly photo!
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||Nov. 27, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
||Canon PowerShot SX50 HS