Saturday, September 21, 2013

Swallowtail

 
  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, (Papilio glaucas),
 on a Mock Orange, (Philadelphus pubescens) flower. 
 
sharing with...

(tiny spots of blue on the wings)
 
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56 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Your butterflies and flowers are always breathtaking, Karen! And I always look forward to seeing them! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Linda W. said...

Wow - beautiful capture! Butterflies are sometimes hard to photograph because they don't stay still for long.

TexWisGirl said...

truly beautiful!

Debbie said...

Goodness, this is just gorgeous!! Pretty bloom, pretty butterfly and just the perfect amount of light!!

Genie Robinson said...

So pretty...sadly our butterflies have moved on, but the hummers are still here. We adore Hector and all of his many families. Hope they hang around a bit longer. One day until Fall. genie

DeniseinVA said...

Oh wow, exquisite Karen, one of my favorite combinations, flowers and butterflies. Thanks for linking with Today's Flowers :)

Mersad said...

LOVE the details on this one.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Such a beautiful capture of the swallowtail.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

breathtaking is the word

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Karen, that is breathtakingly beautiful.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

He's a beauty, Karen! A very difficult butterfly to capture, but you managed a nice one. :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow!!! Stunning.

Joop Zand said...

Thats a BEAUTY Karen..... my compliments.

Greetings, Joop

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful close up shot, Karen!

Elephant's Child said...

Exquisite. Thank you.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Exquisite macro shot ~ butterfly is awesome ~ carol, ^_^

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photo of the Swallowtail and the MocK Orange. They are one of my favorite flowers. I am so envious of everyone's captures of the butterflies. We haven't even had any here this year.

Hilde said...

Wow, wonderful capture :)

Pearl Maple said...

Butterflies and pretty flowers all the makings of a great day, thanks for sharing

Leovi said...

Yes, very nice light on the flowers, the butterfly is gorgeous! is great! Greetings!

Pragmatic Soul said...

Wow..so beautiful, Karen!

Carletta said...

BEAUTIFUL!
(seems we were both chasing butterflies this week) :)

Indrani said...

I can only echo "BEAUTIFUL!". :)

Joyful said...

Fabulous!

Stewart M said...

Great picture. I am starting to see butterflies in my garden now - not like this one, but nice none the less.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary said...

Sooooo beautiful! Such a gorgeous shot! Wonderful!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous shot! Happy Sunday!

Laura said...

gorgeous Karen!!! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

This is gorgeous, Karen, and the light in it is magnificent!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I love these guys!! We have a bunch of black swallowtails in caterpillar form, hopefully transforming is a few weeks.

Susie Clevenger said...

What a beautiful capture!!

HansHB said...

A great macropost!

Loredana Donovan said...

So beautiful! :)

Valerie said...

Another stunning capture Karen!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stunning capture of the butterfly. And love the touches of shadow on the beautiful flower petals.

Madge Bloom said...

WOW, stunning! Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on Weekly Top Shot #101!

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

lina@home tips said...

Perfectly captured.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous capture!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous capture Karen!

Lola said...

Specatular shot!

Lola said...

Oops!

Slip of the mouse - meant to type: spectacular!

Jeanne said...

gorgeous shot of this butterfly!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Karen,

Yes, I see the blue spots.

Thanks for being so faithful to Blue Monday, and for sharing your blue.

Terri Buster said...

AWESOME!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

I will miss the butterflies during the cold season...

Andrew Fulton said...

Stunning...

Karin M. said...

This is a wonderful flower with visitors ..... very nice ...
Best regards, Karin

TheChieftess said...

Now that's a "bug" I don't mind seeing in macro!!! Lovely shot!!!

Sandy Carlson said...

Oh so very beautiful. You are a marvel with your camera!

Annesphamily said...

Stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

ladyfi said...

Just gorgeous.

Melgie Campbell said...

The photo is beautiful. I love it:)

Me said...

Nicely done, they are not the easiest subject to capture are they. Love the flower too. My favourite bush you know.

lorik said...

Very delicate...and lovely touches of orange.
Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday :)

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful photo this is of the butterfly. Great composiiton and lighting