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Dune Housing
Willow ptarmigan
Masked knight
Dipnet Fisherman in Alaska
Old Signed Barn
Sunrise Through Clouds in the Cleveland National Forest
Ballon
Residence in the dunes
Navigating Lalibela market on Easter Saturday
raditional Brazilian "Congada" in Belo Horizonte.
Bioluminescence: nature's spectacle
Painted Lady Butterfly on Dahlia Flower
Duck Hunt
El día más feliz
Lupine Field in the Westfjords
"Twilight" for a belted kingfisher captured by a red shoulder hawk.
Sunset in Rio de Janeiro
Grizzly in Yellowstone
Friendship equine
Kiteboarders and Alaska
Atlantic Puffin in the rain at Latrabjard
wind
Eye on the Milky Way
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!

TAGS: Butterflies, Garden, Ohio

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Norton, Ohio, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Mary Lou Jubin.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
Total Views: 39
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Focal Length: 215mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f6.5
ISO: ISO80
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