It’s baaaaack! Photoblogging again, tho’ not yet returning to birdblogging; going to try my hand at bugblogging. Story behind the photo below the break.
This shot was taken at the Ding in Sanibel, on the ever-teeming Yellow Trail of the Bailey Tract. It wasn’t really until I got my DSLR and more powerful lenses that I was able to count on capturing passable shots of small, elusive subjects like insects. Butterflies, especially, seem quite loath to allow me to get physically close enough for a good photo without the help of a lens of considerable magnifying power. Well, my arsenal has expanded, so taste my Zoom of Fury, bugs! Eat shutter! Hah!
It took me a while to find out what this butterfly was called, since I’m not an insect expert and haven’t spent nearly as much time observing bugs as I have birds. Fifteen or twenty minutes on Google helped me out. The Gulf fritillary’s little green buddy at the lower right is still a mystery to some degree, but for now I’m guessing an ordinary, run-of-the-mill greenbottle fly.