BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

SWALLOWTAIL

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I remember the day I took this photograph. It was hot. Mid-July. We had been walking along a dusty path beside a field overgrown with tall grass and wildflowers that seemed to thrive despite the heat. We were nearing the end of our walk when this swallowtail landed on a nearby flower. It was in no hurry and I was able to take several photographs. I have not seen a black swallowtail again and was pretty pleased to have had this opportunity.

32 thoughts on “SWALLOWTAIL

  1. Gorgeous creature! And what a portrait! A

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  2. What an enchanting encounter. Your image is wonderful. I love the textures, details, and its colors.

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  3. Nice to be reminded of those warm days of summer. They seem so far away right now!

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  4. Love the composition – the bokeh contrasts beautifully with the perfectly shot subjedt – just the right depth of field. Kudos!

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  5. Sweet shot, Belinda, and it has no beat-up wings! Black Swallowtails are so magnificent! 🙂

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  6. I love how the colours of the flowers complement the colours of the butterfly – what a beautiful creature. You must be pining for summer!

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  7. What a lovely encounter, and a wonderful image!

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  8. You’ve sent us the beautiful photo. Now can you send us that beautiful July weather please?

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  9. technique is perfect…kudos …the background really gives the butterfly an enriched context…

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  10. It’s a lovely photograph 🙂

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  11. Beautiful image and very nice angle with the white dots down his body in full view.

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  12. What a pretty specimen!!

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  13. Great catch as usual. It also made me think. As a child I do remember seeing them, I assume often since it sticks in my mind. Now, even living down in the Lowcountry they just are not common. Just one more casualty.

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  14. Wow! lovely butterfly thanks for sharing.

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