Lady Bug On Thistle

During a walk at Davidsons Mill Pond Park we noticed this Lady Bug on a Thistle. I thought it looked interesting against the textures on the Thistle. Also it sort of had the same roundish shape as the Thistle. I was traveling light with a 300mm f/4 lens on a Canon 1D mkIV.

Bee On Milk Thistle

I liked the blue behind this Milk Thistle. While I was working on this shot, a bee flew in. I thought it looked more interesting with the bee, adding another element to the image.

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Milk Thistle With Crab Spider

Swallowtail On Milk Thistle

There were quite a few butterflies in the Meadow at Longwood Gardens also. They seemed to like the Milk Thistle as did the Hummingbird Moths. And they were a lot slower and easier to photograph! Being the end of the season you can see the wear & tear on these butterflies.

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