Clouded Sulphur

August 01, 2016  •  10 Comments

 

I was watching a pair of Clouded Sulphur butterflies (Colias philodice) whirling, rolling and fluttering around together in a frenzy in the echinacea, and noticed the yellow/green butterfly would often sit on a flower with its tail pointed upward for a short moment, while the orange butterfly would flutter around it, before they both began fluttering and tumbling around together to the next flower. I bumped up my ISO to 400 so my shutter speeds were 1/1000 to 1/1250 of a second in the bright sunlight, and then went about capturing the fast-paced action of the amorous couple in our forest of echinacea. I assume the yellow/green butterfly is a female and the orange one is a male.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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T & L Photos
Thanks, Julie!
Julie(non-registered)
Beautiful colours and images Tim
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Thanks, Couriers!
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Thanks, Harry!
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Thanks, Lavinia!
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