curly probiscus

It doesn’t usually take me an hour and thirty one minutes to hike 3.86 miles, except when it’s Father’s Day and I’m hiking with my 11 year old daughter and my camera. Anything that caught our eye was considered for capture, especially bugs and lizards. We tried, unsuccessfully, to get two different squirrels and a beautiful blue-tailed bird of some kind, but each of them were way to fast for me. It was a lovely hike in Placerita Canyon, however. And this is one of our subjects.┬áThis pretty little butterfly simply would not open it’s wings. She sat on this flower, dipping her proboscis into the nectar, over and over, for the longest time.

If there are multiple photos in this post, the following EXIF data is for the first photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Taken: 19 June, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s

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