Twenty minutes ago we had a new visitor to the butterfly garden, and this little guy just wanted to pose and show off. Since "Irma" came through with wind damage to the plants visits from the butterflies, have been a little light. So, seeing a species we haven't seen in the past, I grabbed the FZ300 and grabbed a few shots.
I think this butterfly is called a Gulf Fritillary, and if you want to challenge me, feel free. This is new turf for us. Over the summer we've had a half dozen different types of butterflies, and each time we're like little kids. I do my best not to miss any new visitors and have gotten in the habit of keeping one of the Lumix cameras near the back door.
When we built the garden last February we had no idea of the fun we'd have. Now the trick seems to be having the right plants. Different plants attract different visitors and thanks to LUMIX I rarely miss anything! And, while the butterflies come to feed during the day, nothing beats a glass of wine and an evening shot just after sunset.
The Zebra Long Wing and Monarch below were both shot with the FZ1000. Check out both the LUMIX FZ300 and FZ1000 with a click on either camera's thumbnail.
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