21 September 2017

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Photographed yesterday nectaring on the last blossoms of our rue.  Not as sharp as I'd like the photo to be, but not bad for a cellphone image.

The main website for butterfly sightings in Wisconsin is getting numerous reports of large numbers of Painted Ladies.  Earlier this week I received an email from a friend up in Walker, Minnesota who photographed a group of at least 70 of these butterflies nectaring in her front garden. 


  1. how do you get them to sit for you so long?

    p.s. sharpness - you can always sharpen the image a little in post.


    1. I use the same "unique" technique favored by most butterfly photographers. Unique up on them...


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