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Pollinators in my yard
Lens: DA*300 Camera: K-5 IIs 
Posted By: Bud, 07-15-2019, 06:49 PM

Recent images of hummingbirds, butterflies and moths in my yard in southwest Ohio.

Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs
Lens: Pentax DA*300

An immature male Ruby-throated Hummingbird encountering a carpenter bee while visiting the blooms of monarda 'Jacob Cline'
1/2000s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso1600

Bird's eye view...
1/2500s f/5.0 at 300.0mm iso640

A young Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on the blooms of silene regia 'Royal Catchfly', one of my favorite native perennials.
1/1600s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso2500

1/1600s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso2500

The blooms are monarda 'Raspberry Wine'
1/2500s f/5.0 at 300.0mm iso800

Adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird and monarda 'Jacob Cline'
1/1600s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso250

Snowberry Clearwing Moth on lantana
1/2500s f/6.3 at 300.0mm iso500

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth and monarda 'Raspberry Wine'
1/2000s f/5.0 at 300.0mm iso500

Tiger Swallowtail (male) and a bumblebee... the blooms are senecio confusus 'Mexican Flame Vine'
1/1250s f/6.3 at 300.0mm iso640

Male monarch and a milkweed bug on asclepias tuberosa 'Butterfly Weed'
1/1600s f/4.5 at 300.0mm iso1250

Male monarch on senecio confusus 'Mexican Flame Vine'
1/1600s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso500

Thanks for looking!

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07-15-2019, 07:01 PM   #2
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Top notch series. Always nice to see people gardening for pollinators. Especially the Monarch.
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Great series, all are excellent. Nice work.
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Wow, these are all excellent photos! Super job!

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These are all excellent difficult shots. Really enjoyed viewing.
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That took a lot of patience; not to mention skill! Lovely shots!
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Excellent! Love these photos.
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What's not to like here. A great series of images. The detail you captured is awesome.

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Thanks to all for your comments!

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Wonderful series. Beautiful job.

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Great images jealous about the hummingbirds and the climate that goes with them.

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