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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!

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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Comments

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture Dot

  • Thanks so much, Larry!

    – AuntDot

  • WeeZie
    WeeZieabout 2 years ago

    Great image, Dot. Love it.

  • Thank you kindly, Carolyn!

    – AuntDot

  • wiscbackroadz
    wiscbackroadzabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Dot….you guys have such pretty butterflies in mumerous species down there!

  • Thank you, Dennis. They just don’t sit still enough to get a good shot sometimes!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dot.

  • Thanks for all your supportive comments, Rosie!

    – AuntDot

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • Thanks so much, Julie!

    – AuntDot

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – AuntDot

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful colors and detail!

  • Thank you, Lynn…appreciate it!

    – AuntDot

  • Kay Clark
    Kay Clarkabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks very much, Kay!

    – AuntDot

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    WOW! you nailed this one :))

  • Thanks for your very encouraging comment, Larry!

    – AuntDot

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