Skipper Butterfly,and purple-tipped stamena

Using the Nikon D3000, on auto, but I set the lens on 55 mm.

 

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Yellow banded Dart, on mint blossom, by my back door.

 

Isn’t the mint blossom gorgeous with all those little purple tips on the stamena.

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Yellow-Banded Dart (a skipper butterfly)

 

Have good day.   🙂

 

 

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Amazing. Better and better all the time. I am in awe of your photography. o_O ❤ 😀

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    1. ChristineR says:

      The first one I did with that pale background was a bee, and I got real excited, imagining what I might be able to do when I know what I’m doing! Thanks for your kind words Tess.

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  2. Olga says:

    The first photo is such perfection. What a beautiful image against the neutral background, Christine. The mint blossom really stand out along with the butterfly. Well done!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Olga. I was really thrilled to see how it turned out.

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  3. Claudette says:

    Love that first shot, spectacular framing and great focus.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      I’m learning. Thanks for your kind words. I’m a stilL a bit astounded, actually, when I see it

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  4. skybright1 says:

    I can only say I second everything said about that first pic, it’s very lovely and so well done!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thank you Effie, I’m pretty chuffed about it. 😀

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