Sublime Swallowtail by Rick Stephen


Sometimes I just get lucky as in this case. I took my camera to a local park while on my lunch break yesterday. One end of the park attracts butterflies, primarily Swallowtails, Monarch, Mourning Cloak and lots of Skippers. This beautiful Swallowtail was flying to within arms length of me, turning and then coming back. Finally, it settled down on a bush mere feet away. With my zoom macro lens, I was able to capture a few frames of this sublime beauty. It was as if she wanted my attention and then posed for me. Would that all these beautiful creatures be so cooperative. I hope you enjoy the photo!

Category: By the Poetic Fool, Nature, Photography | Tags: , , , | 4 comments

  • Sannel says:

    Rick, what a fantastic capture of the swallowtail! You can see every little detail on this lovely butterfly. I’m pleased that she was so cooperative. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo with the rest of us.


    poeticfool Reply:

    Thanks, Sannel. They are so beautiful. It’s easy to see why they are one of my favorite subjects.


  • Sue says:

    Beautiful Rick! They say butterflies are messengers of God.


    poeticfool Reply:

    Hi Sue! This beautiful creature seemed to want to be photographed. I had so many chances to get a good shot. I hope you’re right and that God’s message will be favorable because I have no idea what it is! Thanks for looking, my friend.


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