Sipping in the Sun

My Lantana has been covered with Fiery Skippers lately, busy sipping nectar in the summer sun.  They don’t seem to mind the near hundred degree temperatures in the least.


These button-eyed butterflies are fast, flighty, and rarely sit still for more than a second.

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They are only about the size of a nickel, so their small size and constant motion makes them a bit challenging to photograph.  Let’s just say they fly far faster than I focus!

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Still, they are lovely against the bright flower petals and it is a delight to watch them flit about.


20 thoughts on “Sipping in the Sun

    1. I liked how the Lantana colors blurred in the background – it is indeed sherberty! It reminds me of when I was a kid and always used to get an orange-raspberry swirled Italian Ice from the ice cream truck.

  1. Beautiful shots! This is my first summer with a “real” camera and I am always amazed with the beautiful background colours that can show up to frame the subject.

    1. I agree. I picked up a “real” camera a few years ago and have fallen in love with taking nature pictures. There is so much beauty to behold!

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