Yet another of the beautiful butterflies I encountered on my trip to their show last year. Notice the ‘straw’ dipping down into the flower? It’s called a proboscis- also called a tongue in the common speech!
I got to watch this guy’s proboscis unwind itself from the tight circle it had been moments before, to pinpoint what I assume to have been the choicest nectar the flower had to offer.
Once again, I almost didn’t get the picture due to my fascination in the process, the awesome contrast of colors, and lastly, just being in a room full of these gorgeous creatures!
As with the previous butterfly picture I posted, this one came into being due to my newly acquired 85 mm macro lens. I’ve seen results much more stunning than my first attempts here in books, magazines, and all over the internet. It’s motivation to learn the best methods to get even better results. I look forward to some point in the distant or near future when I can compare my first shots with ones taken after a bit more practice.
I’ll keep you posted!
K.L. © 2014