“Morning Feast”

“Morning Feast”

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
― Joseph Addison

Yesterday morning, my son and I went for a hike to see how a patch of Showy Lady Slipper orchids were coming along. More on that in a future post. On the way into the forest, the wildflower lined path was abuzz with nectar seeking insects, crowding onto the blossoms dining and sunning themselves.

We’ve had yet another wave of rainy days and I’m sure the wildlife is also feeling the effects of wind and downpour. So, when the day dawned bright and clear, the opportunity to feast opened up.

In the image above, a Pearly Crescent butterfly works its way around a fleabane blossom, a small bee dines next door, the the next visitor arrives from above, to share in the bounty of this single plant. The pattern repeated throughout the meadow as the world eagerly greeted the sun once more.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/500 sec, f/7.1 ISO 100

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7 Comments on ““Morning Feast”

  1. Lady Slippers are just beautiful! I can’t wait to see your photos!

      • Yes .. if you had gone still wider probably only the fly would be in focus.. here you are able to capture the blooms. I think that’s the great effect for the whole image! Bee and the insect are the bonus! 😀

  2. Pingback: “Crescent Posing on Fleabane” | Ed Lehming Photography

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