Eastern Black Swallow Tail

Uploaded 12 Aug 2009 — 50 favorites
Spotlight This! Enter Shoot Out
Login Required

To add items to your favorites you must login.

Already have a JPG account?


Need to create a JPG account?

JPG+ Required

Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.

Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!

© Betty Maxey
Views 705
Likes 2
Favorites 49
Comments 59
Would you like to also give a props comment to the photographer?
All dislikes require a comment. Please tell us why you do not like this photo.

More of Betty Maxey’s Photos

  • Clear winged hummingbird moth
  • Eastern Black Swallow Tail
  • Yeah, she's Fussing at Me !!!
  • Just hurry up !!!
Photo Info
UploadedAugust 12, 2009
TakenAugust 10, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
No categories yet.
No tags yet.

Q: delete account

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Been chasing it around for couple weeks, trying to get a decent shot.......one worthy of posting anyway...finally yesterday morning, before work!!!

59 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Fabulous shot, Betty! One of the best butterfly shots that I have seen.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    This is a fantastic shot Betty!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    This is absolutely beautiful!!! It is a perfect capture of a butterfly with a beautiful DOF to set off the butterfly.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Awesome shot!! Glad you caught it!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Beyond fabulous

  • Jill Pendley

    Jill Pendley gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Wow...so pretty! Great color and detail.


    JOE FAILK gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic Shot! Great colors

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Well Done, Fantastic color

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Very worthy, I'll say....... this is beautiful!!! I saw several of these on our fishing trip but, none close enough to shoot :)

  • Ron Wallach

    Ron Wallach (Deleted) said (12 Aug 2009):

    Nice DOF Betty, tough to do with the big swallowtails when they're at an angle to the camera.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic! The perfect capture. The contrast between the black butterfly and the pink flowers is beautiful.

  • Stefanie Baltzell

    Stefanie Baltzell gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    Lovely shot, so vivid and bright! Such sharp detail!

  • Cindy

    Cindy said (13 Aug 2009):

    beautiful, beautiful

  • Michelle Maxey

    Michelle Maxey gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    Absolutely beautiful

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    Perfection! You've captured another wary prey, such a beautiful butterfly too.

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    Gorgeous shot! Worth all the work you put in. Beautiful!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Congratulations for capturing it so beautifully,,,,

  • Ginger Llewellyn

    Ginger Llewellyn said (14 Aug 2009):

    Betty! What a perfectly lovely shot! Awesome! I'm proud of you!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Well done, way to persevere

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    That is Beautiful!

  • J. M. Mackin

    J. M. Mackin gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Excellent capture! I wish I could do so well!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Great capture! Beautiful!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Yeah good for you! Your persistence paid off! Great entry!

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful shot!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    so well done beautiful !!!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful image and great entry! It's shiny and smooth!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Perfect Betty..I remember seeing one like this years ago, but just once and it never came back again...We don't don't get as many butterflies anymore...Beautiful capture and well done with great lighting and timing!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Great for this challenge theme!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    The lighting, composition, DOF, and POV are all excellent. This is so beautiful, Betty.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Lovely, lovely entry!!!

  • Jeff Hubis

    Jeff Hubis gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    Great Stuff!

  • Maria Cox

    Maria Cox gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    Wow!! Great dof! Beautiful colors and amazing detail!!! I love the angle!! Awesome capture!!!

  • Bill Mays

    Bill Mays said (17 Aug 2009):

    Very nice!! It takes patience to get these shots, and you have it, along with an eye for nature.

  • Ingz

    Ingz (Deleted) gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    absolutely stunning.....extremely beautiful xxx

  • Cindy K

    Cindy K gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    this is a beautiful capture. i love the colors. wonderful.

  • StaceyJane

    StaceyJane gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    Gorgeous shot! Perfection.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    Stacey speaks for me. One more word: Incredible!

  • Lisa Starling

    Lisa Starling gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Wow!!! Beautiful focus and colors. I love it! These guys are hard to photograph!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    Incredible macro let alone the beautiful image!

  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (29 Aug 2009):


  • Rachel Hessinger

    Rachel Hessinger gave props (1 Sep 2009):

    Fantastic shot! The focus is spot on!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    This one is fantastic! Well worth chasing after!

  • Cheryl Moore

    Cheryl Moore gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Amazing! Worth chasing.

  • May Vokaty

    May Vokaty gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Gorgeous! Fantastic DOF

  • Lev Svichar

    Lev Svichar said (7 Sep 2009):

    Great image! wonderful colors

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    So smooth! Great shot.

  • willow wilson

    willow wilson said (11 Sep 2009):

    The most beautiful butterfly capture I've seen.... WOW !!!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (11 Sep 2009):

    What a stunningly beautiful creature. And you got a perfect portrait!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (20 Sep 2009):


  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    Stunning, I like this one a lot.

  • Clara James

    Clara James said (21 Oct 2009):

    Just magnificent..!!!

  • George Mitchell

    George Mitchell gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    Great Shot!!!

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    fantastic shot Betty!!

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    I agree, stunningly beautiful....Great shot

  • Bill Bungard

    Bill Bungard   gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    Wonderful shot and focal point

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (15 Jul 2010):

    An outstanding macro shot! Wonderful color and DOF. Great job!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (16 Apr 2012):


  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (22 Jan 2013):


  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    Gorgeous shot, Betty!

To add your comment, Log in or sign up!

Please Login or Sign Up

You must be logged in to enter photos into JPG Shoot Out contests.
Login or Sign Up