I’ve recently commented that I haven’t seen many butterflies this summer. Last week at Middleton Place I was surprised to find several species, three that were attracted to Lantana.
First was this rather tattered Black Swallowtail.
This Buckeye was another tattered example.
Then a very good looking Fritillary. I always say the ones I see are Gulf Fritillaries, but that may not be true.
A beautiful blue-sky day as seen from the end of the dike at the big pond.
September 19, 2021
I borrowed Ted’s Tamron 18-400 MM lens this morning and put the range flexibility to good use when I spotted an Eastern Pondhawk on a Lily Pad.
I got a decent closer image of the dragonfly and his shadow.
And a nice view of the scene without changing lenses or cameras.
Another view of a recent wading bird gathering.
A small dragonfly working on his hand-stand pose on a hot day.
September 6, 2021
Middleton Place House Museum under fluffy summer sky.
September 2, 2021