Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 320, focal length 61.1mm; AUTO setting
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Nature’s colors are represented well in this photo of a sulphur butterfly sipping nectar from some Firebush flowers. Taken in the garden area in front of the public library in Dunnellon, Florida, USA.
Riverview Flower Farm’s “Florida Friendly Plants” website;
Firebush – Hamelia patens is a large shrub to small tree in its natural Florida environment, but it can be pruned to any size or shape. It quickly resprouts after radical pruning or even a hard freeze. Best of all, it is at the top of the list as a butterfly and hummingbird attractor!