Giant Swallowtail On Bull thistle

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedSeptember 10, 2017
TakenSeptember 10, 2017
Exposure1/320 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length8.9 mm
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"The Lord will give strength.....and will bless with peace. Psalm 29: 11"

This swallowtail is bigger and a little bit different color and pattern on the edges of its wings than the Eastern Tiger swallowtail that I photographed on September 8th...There are different species of swallowtails and hopefully I have the identity right . I believe after doing some extensive research that this is a giant swallowtail. No matter what the species they seem to be attracted to the bull thistles in the woods as their favorite wildflower to pollinate of what is growing now.. Earlier in the season when we had a lot of Milkweeds in the woods the butterflies were scarce.

Best View in Light box! Thank you!!!

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  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (10 Sep 2017):

    a lovely close-up!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (11 Sep 2017):

    Beautiful series! I like this one best.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (11 Sep 2017):

    Thank you both for your appreciated comments....At first I thought it was an Eastern Tiger
    Swallowtail except that the thorax and abdomen were larger in size and knew I had to do some
    research ..I especially love the pattern on its wings.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (11 Sep 2017):

    Exquisite markings and colors.. so beautiful! I'm amazed at the difference in detail between the two butterflies.. Great photography!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (11 Sep 2017):

    great selection of colours--beautiful capture

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (11 Sep 2017):

    What a beauty! Wonderful details and array of colors.

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