This Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) reveals the length of its proboscis as the butterfly feeds on the nectar of this Ivy plant’s flowers, poised in ventral view (and no, the flying insect ‘tastes’ the nectar with its feet and not its proboscis)!

*Shot on a Canon 600d 18mp dSLR using a Sigma f/2.8 105mm EX Macro lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/5.6, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/320 seconds*


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