Bnbbyc19 Roslynn Long 1

Updated: Mar. 03, 2023

I was looking for birds and butterflies on a recent visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. I saw so many butterflies on these Mystic Spires Blue Salvia flowers. The butterflies looked so beautiful with the purple flowers. I decided to try to capture a butterfly with the sun backlighting it to show off the wings. I loved the effect of the purple and orange together with the dark background and light shining through the wings. This photo was taken with a Canon 1 dx mark ii and a Tamron 150-600 mm lens.

Bnbbyc19 Roslynn Long 1Courtesy Roslynn Long