Posted by Steve Ricketts on August 11, 2022 at 3:24 pm
I had just received a new lens and I saw a Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly on the pentas in my backyard in Springfield, Mo. I grabbed the Nikon D500 and the new to me Nikon 18-300mm f3.5-5.6 and was photographing the butterfly when this juvenile male ruby-throated hummingbird wanted to get in the action. I was four feet away from him. Got several shots of him and this was one of my favorites.