Tiger Swallowtail

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© May Lattanzio

Photo license: © All rights reserved

I spent a half hour in the yard with this beauty as it nectared in a shrub called Abelia.

It is sometimes difficult to photograph these large swallowtails because they must flutter to keep themselves at the flower. I got some good shots. This will be cropped. It's one of two or three really good ones.

Mislabelled this butterfly. Thank you, Klaus. It is a Tiger. What was I thinking?

8 responses

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (30 Jul 2008):

    Great shot. Love butterflys.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (30 Jul 2008):

    Outstanding!!!

  • Klaus Girk

    Klaus Girk (Deleted) said (30 Jul 2008):

    Very nice photo May. The Giant Swallowtails are black and white however, and this one is a Tiger Swallowtail according to my butterfly book.

  • Keith Skinner

    Keith Skinner gave props (30 Jul 2008):

    Whoa what a BIG butterfly May! Nice job!

  • Tjerk Smit

    Tjerk Smit gave props (1 Aug 2008):

    Great shot!!!

  • Abbey Cahill

    Abbey Cahill gave props (1 Aug 2008):

    That's beautiful.

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Great shot. I can never get butterflies to let me compose a shot like that even at 4000sec !

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful capture of a beautiful creature. I know how hard it is to "capture" one of these.

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