Eastern black swallowtail
B is for BUTTERFLIES
So far it has been a fantastic year for photographing butterflies in Ontario. Butterflies are abundant and everywhere - at least everywhere I go.
I suspect the black swallowtail above was laying eggs - or thinking about laying eggs - on the leaves of the Queen Anne's lace it is sitting on, as Queen Anne's lace is a member of the carrot family and a favourite food of black swallowtail caterpillars.
The comma is happy in the land of dandelions because it's fond of that plant's nectar.
Red admirals are also fans of dandelion nectar,
I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE
beautiful black and blue butterfly :)
I am also seeing lots of butterflies. Nice photos Camera Girl.
these are awesome,
Nice photos. We have lots of butterflies here this summer too. I've enjoyed photographing them on our Indian spice trees (also known as lavender Vitex). We have some black swallowtails but mainly yellow ones and an occasional zebra.
Beautiful. The color combo of the swallowtail makes me want to go paint something.
Not seeing any yet here so I'll revel in yours!
Beautiful butterfly photos!
You did good on capturing these critters. They seldom hold still long enough for me.
What great butterfly posts! Love your red-headed Woody posts, too!
I always learn something here!
they are gorgeous! very well captured too.
Beautiful photos. We have seen butterflies in our yard which amazes us. Me--we don't have flowers. The kids--they are mesmerized by how the butterflies look different when their wings open and close.
Such beautiful butterflies. Great B word
Oh such BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES!!!
AWESOME B DAY!
I've seen only a few this year, and mostly on my bike, so seeing these has been a real treat. Such beautiful creatures!
I love to go to the butterfly exhibit at our botanical garden when it is open to the public. Your photos are just fabulous!!!
fabulous! this is considered macro photography? breathtaking -- something I would love to learn.
Yes, delicious colors, beautiful pictures, I like the frame, exquisite butterfly.
I so love butterflies. These are beautiful!
Enjoyed your butterfly shots. I have not seen any around here yet. But I did some caterpillars recently.
Such beautiful butterflies! :)
Oh, gorgeous - don't think I've seen these types of butterflies ever, such a nice way to wind down my day!
B for Beautiful pictures!!
Well, I'm impressed. I don't think I've ever gotten such nice flutterby shots! So what's going on in Ontario - why so many? Maybe they're happy 'cause so many Ontarions are in Florida! :-)
Re one of your comments: I accidentally deleted, but was able to copy and paste it.
Sometimes I really hate Blogger!
I love butterflies! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics with us.
You got some great shots of the butterflies. I'm glad you're having such a good year capturing these this year.
I love the colors of the first butterfly.
Beautiful butterflies! They're hard to capture since I find they like to flit about a bit... It's our dogs' favorite pastime - chasing butterflies and butterfly shadows! :)
I LOVE butterflies and thought of posting about them too! These shots are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
These are amazing butterfly photos! I can rarely ever get a good shot! I love all the detail! Seeing that red spot on the swallowtail's tail is something you rarely see! Just beautiful...all of them!
Good grief, these are absolutely stunning.
I can't decide which one is prettier. I also liked the information about what they like to eat.
You have a wide selection of butterflies in your area... packing a nice palette of colours.
Your photos are stunning.
Such beautiful pictures! We've had lots of admirals here, but I've just begun seeing the swallowtails. They are my favorites!
Pretty Butterflies, Ms. E.G. I heard just this week that if a butterfly lands on you then you will have good luck should make a wish right away.
Lovely blog. Thanks for sharing♫♪
Thanks for these butterflies. I don't see nearly as many of them around as I used to.
wow! gorgeous shots!
Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s, many thanks for stopping by.
Such a beautiful post – as always.
Have a lovely weekend!
What beautiful colors in these butterflies' wings. Thanks for sharing with us.
Love these butterfly pics....their color is so intense.
What gorgeous pictures!
I really enjoyed your bounty of beautiful butterfly pictures.
You must be incredibly patient to capture images like this!
Thanks for sharing your talents.
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