Black Swallowtail

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© Donald Garrett
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One of the first black swallowtails of the season, lunching on my butterfly bush.

28 responses

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    excellent photo!!!like it

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    Thats a beautiful one. Captured to perfection!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    I haven't seen one like that in our area....what a gorgeous capture, Don!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    very beautiful capture Don!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    beautiful and big! wonderful capture, Don!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    I saw a butterfly similar to this earlier today but it flew away before I could take its picture...We bought a butterfly bush yesterday and hopefully it will attract more butterflies....Great capture!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (1 Aug 2010):

    He contrasts so well against the bright green and pinks of the bush.....looks rather sinister, like one of those V bombers coming in to land! Glad he's stopped by for a visit Don.

  • bimal goculdas

    bimal goculdas gave props (1 Aug 2010):

    great capture don

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    Very cool image.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    What a beautiful capture, I never saw one Suzanne's V Bomber discription as I must confess it is a bit sinister looking to me too..

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    Very nice!! Great details and perfect shape on him. Good timing for this photo

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    What a magnificant butterfly, Don! This is simply a gorgeous one with fantastic markings!! Very nice capture!!!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    Beautiful shot. I don't see those much here in Vermont.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    Great shot Donald. It is beautiful!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    What a gorgeous creature

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    Cool find! Well done.

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    Oh wow!!! He's gorgeous. Fabulous capture!

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (4 Aug 2010):

    Great picture Don

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (4 Aug 2010):

    So sharp, you can almost touch it! Superb capture, Don!

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2010):

    Great shot of the butterfly and the bush!!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (4 Aug 2010):

    A beautiful macro image. Wonderful colors, lighting, and detail. This is very well done...

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    What a beauty, always a gift to find these ,,you have captured it so well....

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Outstanding capture, my friend. Feel like I'm right there.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Fantastic capture of the Black Swallowtail!!!

  • Denis Beauchamp

    Denis Beauchamp said (6 Aug 2010):

    Really a nice shot. Your lucky to know the name of the types of butterflies you photograph. You've done a great job here.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    We are seeing more butterflies this year because of all the rain we've had that is making vegetation grow more...This is an excellent shot!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    What a beautiful butterfly!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (16 Aug 2010):

    The Darth Vader of the insect world...I too like the contrasting colors..

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