thanks for your great reception of the meadow cosmos!
here is a Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) having a feed. It took Pam and me only 20 minutes to nail it down till it had decided itself between hundreds of these flowers. But then the sooty satyrs give the fritillaries a hard time. Taken at the mozzy lake.
BTW I have noticed a pecking order: all butterflies yield to bumble bees, admirals are posers and ignore all others, satyrs and peacocks chase the small one but satyrs yield most of the time to admirals, fritillaries come next and they chase the blues and hairstreaks.
|Camera:||Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||12 Aug 2012 - 4:09 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.3|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|
|Metering Mode:||Center-weighted average|
|White Balance:||As Shot|