I probably should have cropped out those few petals on the left side. Great tongue, though. And notice the photobomber incoming – out of focus in the foreground…
Admittedly a skipper, but super cute on the dianthus. I’ve seen a few cabbage ones (the little white ones) and maybe maybe maybe a painted lady (maybe – or I might be misremembering) this year. But this is the first shot at one for 2022.
Not sure if I like how this one came out. It’s a neat pic, but I’m thinking this arrangement here doesn’t do it justice. Maybe it just needs to be bigger. Lots of detail that seems to get lost.
I like the color palate of this one – maybe I’m not using the term right, but it seems scoped – bounded – and right in line with the relative drabness of this skipper.
Love the tongue. The precision amazes me!
Woke up to snow this morning. Ugh. It’s supposed to happen in the Rockies in the winter, but…
How about a counterpoint? That tongue! Wound like a watch spring.
A bit arty. They sure love the Salvias. Shot in May of 2018 at dusk.
It’s not just for the bees – this Russian Sage. So many pollinators love it. And it’s such a wonderful addition to the garden. Really a pretty plant all through its life cycle.
Shot at the Ogden Botanical Gardens (Ogden, UT) in early September, 2018. Absolutely a pollinator. Been pretty skipper-heavy in late Summer/early Fall around here lately. Shot my first one of the year here yesterday.