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A fun capture of two of my sweet butterfly friends, enjoying the coneflowers in my garden on a late June afternoon. The butterflies and skippers have been more numerous this year than I ever remember seeing them!! It always amazes me how peacefully they all coexist … bumble bees and butterflies and skippers … all happily slurping away!!!! And what great models they make!!!! The bright blue of the background is from the water in our swimming pool.
Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 70-300mm vr Nikon lens at 300mm focal length. Shutter 1/160, aperture f/5.6, exp. -0.33, iso 250, spot metering. Very little post processing, just some use of the smudge tool in Photoshop CS4 on the petals to disguise the Japanese beetle teeth marks.