Mallow scrub Hairstreak Butterfly

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – ENCHANTED FOREST PARK, FL

This photograph of a Mallow scrub Hairstreak Butterfly was taken at a beautiful urban park in North Miami, Florida. Its name is Enchanted Forest Park. The gear used for this photo of a Mallow scrub Hairstreak Butterfly was a Nikon D90 camera body with a Nikkor 60mm 2.8 lens.

The Mallow scrub Hairstreak Butterfly (Strymon columella) is a member of the Gossamer wing family of butterflies. It grows to a length of 1 inch. From above, the trailing edge of the hindwings are tinged blue. From below, the Mallow scrub Hairstreak Butterfly is grayish in color, crossed with broken dark spots, and an orange black eyespot near the tail. The Mallow scrub Hairstreak Butterfly can be found in fields, and subsists on Mallows and Bay Cedar as its food source.

Subject Photo exif Data

Camera Make and Model NIKON D90

Photo taken on June 5, 2011, 2:02 pm

Focal Length 60mm

Shutter Speed 1/125

Aperture @ƒ/8

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