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Backyard Butterfly

I have lived here for 10 years and never seen a butterfly in my yard till today :) So I just had to share. Several DAs have found this butterfly to be an Old World Swallowtail
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Image size
3592x2704px 2.93 MB
Shutter Speed
10/2000 second
Focal Length
280 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 12, 2010, 1:11:35 PM
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Gem-of-cali's avatar
I guess these butterflies do sit still for photos. I have one just like this in my gallery except the tree is different. but yours is more detailed than mine.
Tailgun2009's avatar
I haven't seen any butterflies this year. I don't really know why.
Gem-of-cali's avatar
Sorry to hear that. It is so nice to see them.:hug:
Pos-Sess-ed's avatar
I love Tiger Swallowtails! I bead weave in my (ha!) spare time and am planning on using a lower wing as a pattern for earrings. I once did a Monarch wing that turned out well.

Random thought: Do you know what tree/plant this is feeding from?
Tailgun2009's avatar
No I really don't know the name of the plant :( Thanks for the fave on it! :)
fdapproved16's avatar
My FAVORITE butterfly <3
RavenAmberRenay's avatar
Wow,wooooooooooooow,:) very beautiful Butterfly!!!:) What a Perrrfect Photoshot!!!:)
Tailgun2009's avatar
Thanks very much :)
bluemystic's avatar
Lovely shot Russ! :clap: I'm very into butterflies lately and hope to post a couple of photos that I took also :aww:
Tailgun2009's avatar
Thanks Julie I'm glad you like it and I'm looking forward to seeing yours too my friend. Thanks for your fave of it! :)
bluemystic's avatar
My pleasure Russ :) I love it! Really excellent shot! :clap:
Tailgun2009's avatar
Thanks I did some research on the net and it turns out this butterfly is also the butterfly of the state of Georgia!
bluemystic's avatar
Wow, that's really great to know :aww: Thanks for sharing that, Russ. :nod:
Tailgun2009's avatar
I was really amazed to findout! It is a Tiger Swallowtail. I just really was lucky to catch it on one of my backyard bushes.
bluemystic's avatar
Yes, very lucky :nod: I've never been able to get shots of them in my garden. They're too quick for me. But the zoo has a really fantastic butterfly exhibit and I've enjoyed observing and photographing them there :eager: You know, most butterflies only live a week or less. Amazing!
Tailgun2009's avatar
WOW I didn't know butterflies have such a short lifespan.
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starshine1957's avatar
wow this one is really nice
Tailgun2009's avatar
Thanks I am glad you like it and thanks too for your fave!
starshine1957's avatar
i can't get enough
Tysik's avatar
Just beautiful! :heart:
Tailgun2009's avatar
Thanks very much I'm glad you like it :)
DanaAnderson's avatar
It's a rare butterfly! Congrats!
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Thanks I was very lucky to have a chance to photograph it.
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