We took the back roads home from our trip to Abilene. Along the way we stopped and got some nice photos of some “summer flyers” including hummingbird moths, Monarch butterflies and some bumble bees that were so pollen-laden they could hardly fly! All but one of the images below were processed using the Fractalius photoshop filter.

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The scene of the crime.
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Top view of a feeding hummingbird moth.
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Side view of feeding hummingbird moth.
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Side view of hummingbird moth.
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The hummingbird moth and Monarch butterfly were competing for the goodies on this thistle flower!
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View the Summer Flyers set on Flickr for more moth, butterfly and bee photos.