This Meadow Fritillary butterfly is found mostly in the North Carolina mountains. Meadow Frits butterflies have been recorded almost continuously from April to early November. This one is on a Butterfly Bush or “Buddleia” which literally explodes into a summer landscape with masses of 4″ to 10″ long cone-shaped flowers from July through September. Adding to the color are clouds of butterflies these flowers attract while open.
Canon EOS 1D MK3, EF 300mmF2.8 IS USM L lens, 1/4 x Canon Teleconverter