Dark Form of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 5, 2018
TakenAugust 5, 2018
Exposure1/80 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length98.1 mm

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I made a couple of trips walking in the woods today and got lucky on the second trip to find this species of butterfly pollinating a Bull thistle. I rarely see this dark version of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in our woods and happened to spot it on my late father's birthday today which was special. Dad always loved the woods at the home place and he enjoyed the great outdoors. I felt his spirit today.

Best View in Light Box! Thank you!!!

5 responses

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (5 Aug 2018):

    love the intense and deeply contrasted colours.

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (5 Aug 2018):

    Gosh, you could not have seen a better view! Terrific.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (5 Aug 2018):

    a lovely close-up!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (6 Aug 2018):

    What a delightful find and capture! Beautiful comp, tones and detail.. a very special sighting indeed!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (6 Aug 2018):

    Spectacular color and nice tribute to Your Dad! His spirit always lives....

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