Please enlarge to see this beautiful yellow butterfly sipping nectar. I wonder if it feels like drinking through a straw. Taken at Sholom Park in Ocala, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens
1/320s, f/6.3, ISO 100, focal length 250mm, hand held

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithabout 3 years ago

    Hehe Love it! Love It! Love It! Sorry I have to be this excited..LOL…I spent many hours and days in a feild by my house capturing this little creatures..They detect movement and its kinda hard to capture them! So when I see one as good as this..out comes the love it!!!! LOL Great Capture AuntDot! Well done..

  • Well, be careful now or you’ll give me a fat head! I was just lucky and the butterfly was probably happy to find this little patch of colorful flowers. I’ve been looking at this photo and also the orange one I took for a while now, and just noticed their long proboscuses (sp?) extended. I was so surprised to get this detail, and I was even more surprised because I had no tripod and my zoom lens was fully extended! Anyway, thanks so much for the enthusiastic comment. I truly appreciate your support!

    – AuntDot

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnabout 3 years ago

    lo0vely

  • Thank you so very much, Dave!

    – AuntDot

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks so much, Judy!

    – AuntDot

  • Shane Jones
    Shane Jonesabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Shane!

    – AuntDot

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    Beautifully capture.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thank you so much, Jude!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Dot, notice the antenna use. Nice close up.

  • Thank you so much, Rosie!

    – AuntDot

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    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    Very beautiful!!

  • Thanks very much, Carolyn!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Such a wonderful colours Dot and a brilliant capture. It probably does feel like drinking through a straw.

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – AuntDot

  • Scott  Cook
    Scott Cookabout 3 years ago

    Very nice work Aunt Dot.

  • Thanks very much, Scott!

    – AuntDot

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