Adult Clouded Sulphurs drink nectar from many different flowers, including: clovers, milkweeds, goldenrods, asters, dandelions, thistles, and sunflowers.They also get moisture from puddles of water, mud, and animal feces. You will often see many sulphurs together collecting moisture. This is called “puddling.” This beauty was perusing the newly bloomed goldenrod and posed quite nicely for me. This was taken on the shore of Lake Telemark in Rockaway, NJ USA. I used the Nikon D3100 and 85mm macro lens.

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I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Nice capture…awesome colors Bill

  • Thanks Larry. Always great to hear from you. =)

    – William Brennan

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago


  • Your comments are always appreciated lorilee. Thanks! =)

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  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 3 years ago

    This is one of those great photos you see that has such a perfect blend of colors,,,,beautiful photo of the little butterfly and great write-up about it,,,,,, Rick

  • Thanks for the very nice comment Rick. Everything did kind of fall into place here. The lighting, colors, and a cooperative butterfly always helps. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    Very pretty, awesome detail! Congratulations!

  • Thanks swaby! =)

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  • Soegboob
    Soegboobabout 3 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    13 September 2011 – 1 image per day

    Wonderful macro shot!

  • Andrew Leighton
    Andrew Leightonabout 3 years ago

    Stunning, such vivid colours :)

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

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  • Thanks again Ray!

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  • Ian Alex Blease
    Ian Alex Bleaseabout 3 years ago

    Very Cool Capture, lovely colours !

  • Thanks so much Ian. It was a perfect day. =)

    – William Brennan

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