A Fritillary displays its Proboscis curled moments after landing on a thistle.
The butterflies proboscis is the flexible specialized mouth part that allows it to sip nectar from deep within a flower.
As the butterfly prepares to feed it begins to extend the proboscis. Note the loosening curls.
Images posted above were taken with a Canon 60D, 100-400mm lens and 25mm extension tube
These are excellent captures of the little details.
Fantastic! Love the colors.
Very nice from a great angle.
Beautiful images, Coy! The Fritillary is a pretty butterfly.
wow that second shot is fantastic!!! But to be honest I love the whole collection ;-)
Excellent pictures as always Coy... I dropped by to say I hope your 4th of July goes with a bang. ;o)
It's definitely moth season! We saw a huge one at the beach.
I don't think I've ever seen a proboscis so clearly. Your photography (and lessons) get better and better.
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