Backlit Beauty

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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedAugust 2, 2013
TakenAugust 2, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/320 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length105 mm
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As I was doing yard work just before lunch, I noticed this awesome specimen of Tiger Swallowtail nibbling at my butterfly bush. I thought it looked especially handsome with the backlighting!

25 responses

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    Picture perfect shot, Well done

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    Don, This is one is of your brilliant butterfly shot. The composition is very good.


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    I agree with Saroj... Beautiful!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    Nicely done!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    Super capture Donald, the backlighting on this really accenuates the color!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (2 Aug 2013):

    Ugh such a beautiful flutter by.

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    great capture!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (2 Aug 2013):


  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (2 Aug 2013):

    Dandy specimen well captured.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (2 Aug 2013):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    Awesome and beautiful, the backlighting is superb!!!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (3 Aug 2013):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (3 Aug 2013):

    A gorgeous shot....looks like he was posing just for you! Terrific light!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Aug 2013):

    You are so fortunate to have these beautiful butterflies...We see so few this year... you got a gorgeous capture of it..

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (3 Aug 2013):

    The light gives even more beauty to this perfect shaped butterfly. Excellent captured!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (3 Aug 2013):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (3 Aug 2013):

    wow! knockout!

  • Victoria Sutton

    Victoria Sutton gave props (4 Aug 2013):

    The lighting is perfect! awesome eye for beauty!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2013):

    Well done!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (7 Aug 2013):


  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (8 Aug 2013):

    It really does!!!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (9 Aug 2013):

    Yes, indeed. Lovely specimen and wonderful backlighting.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (9 Aug 2013):

    An outstanding capture.. what a beauty!!

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (10 Aug 2013):


  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (10 Aug 2013):

    ilus ja õrn

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