Taking a Long Drink

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A white admiral butterfly decided to take a long drink from the oriole feeder.  I was lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right time with the camera.

Thank goodness for rapid fire buttons, automatic focus and a great zoom lens on my camera.

white admiral butterfly at the oriole feeder - craftygardener.ca

You can see the proboscis extending right into the nectar in the feeder.

white admiral butterfly at the oriole feeder - craftygardener.ca

The markings on the top were lovely … blues with red dots, blue and white stripes, and white sections that stand out against the black wings.

white admiral butterfly at the oriole feeder - craftygardener.ca

It remained on the feeder for a few minutes.

white admiral butterfly at the oriole feeder - craftygardener.ca

With the wings folded up you can see the red dots better, but the blue can’t be seen.

white admiral butterfly at the oriole feeder - craftygardener.ca

… from another angle …

white admiral butterfly at the oriole feeder - craftygardener.ca

… and another …

white admiral butterfly at the oriole feeder - craftygardener.ca

Have a look at some more of my lens friends photos.

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