Between 90 deg. temperatures and a sudden shower, I managed to tour the
yard for bees and butterflies. (Don't overlook that a 72 deg. camera
lens will take about ten minutes to warm up and clear the fog when taken
outdoors.) A few Carpenter Bees were busy on the Rose of Sharon. This
one took a quick break in the heat.
Skippers come in many varieties. This one was enjoying the Buddleia blooms.
The American Snout butterfly has a colorful black and orange top side
and a dull gray underside. I failed to get a sharp photo of the top,
but did find a cooperative one that showed me the underside while
resting on my Wintergreen-infested fence.
Tullahoma, TN USA
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/