Monday, July 14, 2008

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


This very shy Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was eager to drink milkweed nectar, but not at all interested in posing for a photo. I took one photo, then moved in to try to get the butterfly from the other side and poof! he was gone.

Another elusive butterfly sipped nectar from milkweed growing in the midst of poison ivy. I dared not get too close. LOL

And further down the path by the pond, a third Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flew back and forth over the shoreline. Do you think he'd stop for a photo op? No way!

If you're looking for Odd Shots photo, please see next post.

12 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photos of a beautiful butterfly.

They feed on butterfly bushes here but will feed from many other flowers if they are available.

We usually have them here but it might be a bit too early as none have shown up. We usually have them and Black Swallowtails, and Monarchs and sometimes Zebra Swallowtails.

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Kerri said...

Oh I love butterflies! I think that first shot is fantastic...he's hiding a little but still a wonderful shot!!!

Rose said...

That is a fantastic shot.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Naughty swallowtail.... little did he know that his portrait would be viewd all over the world!

Marcel said...

Wow, great shots. We do not see too many butterflies here as I think it is too cold and wet for them.

dot said...

Nice shots of the butterfly. Most of mine I end up deleting because they are no good. They are certainly hard to catch.

Dragonstar said...

That is a beautiful, ethereal shot. I'm glad we don't get poison ivy here!

the teach said...

EG, incredible shot that first one! Could win ANY photo contest! :)

Katney said...

I, too, find that butterflies are extremely camera shy.

quinttarantino said...

Now these are perfect beauties!

Isadora said...

Beautiful colors, lush vegetation - great photo.

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