Red on red

A Red Admiral flicks its lengthy tongue across the stamen of some Red Campion, lapping the free nectar and unknowingly collecting the pollen on its legs, which is then transferred to the next flower on the flutter of its wings, thus pollenating as the butterfly feeds: insect and flower in a perfect mutual symbiosis.

*Shot on a Canon 70d 20.2mp dSLR using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 IS L lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/400 seconds*


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