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:

  1. 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!

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

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

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  4. 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

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

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  6. Such a beautiful capture of the swallowtail.

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

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

    Greetings, Joop

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

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  10. 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.

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

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

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

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  14. I can only echo "BEAUTIFUL!". :)

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

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. Sooooo beautiful! Such a gorgeous shot! Wonderful!

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  17. Wow, this is a gorgeous shot! Happy Sunday!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  24. Oops!

    Slip of the mouse - meant to type: spectacular!

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  25. gorgeous shot of this butterfly!

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  26. Hi Karen,

    Yes, I see the blue spots.

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

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

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

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

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

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  31. Stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

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

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

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

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