Saturday, September 12, 2009

Swallowtail/ Camera Critters

Swallowtail on purple asters

Can anyone identify this swallowtail? I think black swallowtails have blue as well as yellow spots so I'm not sure what kind this one is.

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25 comments:

Rose said...

Another great capture!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous capture. such color and texture. i liked your bench photo and osprey photo also. I hope all is well.

Dagrun said...

I really do not know what it is, but it's a really good macro shot.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous picture of the Swallowtail, EG.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cezar and Léia said...

Everything in Canada seems to be specially beautiful, including the "butterflies"... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

RuneE said...

I envy you all those beautiful butterflies - I can hardly find any!

judi said...

good work. What ever it is it is old, and tattered. I should know old and tattered when I see it! :)

Carletta said...

How can I follow Judi! :)
Lovely shot. The blurred yellow background sure brings out the center of that aster very nicely.

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Norm said...

what a gorgeous flower with a lovely butterfly, happy weekend..

Martha in PA said...

So beautiful. I just planted purple asters like that around our patio.


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eileeninmd said...

Very Pretty! Well done!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I'm not a lepidopterist thus I can't help you on this matter. But I really like your colorful shot!

Teena in Toronto said...

Wow! Great shot!

I played too :)

PERBS said...

I wonder if it is one of these:

Giant
Favist
Black

All are Swallowtails and some of the photos I have seen resemble what you have.

No matter what it is -- it is gorgeous and I am soooo jealous of you capturing it with your camera. I tried to get a photo of one while hiking yesterday and it was too elussive but was so beutiful.

Jenn Jilks said...

You are so amazing! Great shots.

George said...

I'm sorry I can't help you identify this swallowtail, but the photo is tremendous.

Manz said...

No idea what the butterfly is... but I do suspect that you used a telephoto lens to achieve this amazing depth of field!?

Beautiful.

Tulip said...

fantastic shot of a beautiful butterfly. happy weekend.

barb said...

I would love this matted and framed and hanging on my wall! Love this!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot--great colors. How do you get such crisp colors and detail???? MB

mimi said...

wonderful shot of a lovely butterfly.

Basir Seerat's Photography. said...

wonderfull work , great and colorfull work,

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

What a MARVELOUS critter capture in a lovely setting. Beautiful photography ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Nikki-ann said...

Brilliant :) So beautiful and natural.

lisaschaos said...

Butterflies confuse me - I'm no good at naming them - but it's pretty!

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