Hi there!

We’ve had the most cooperative swallowtail in the yard the last few days! It allowed Carol and me to get however close we wanted while it sipped nectar from our butterfly bushes. Carol, true to form, looked up this particular swallowtail online and determined it to be the Two Tailed Swallowtail, Arizona’s state butterfly.


I took dozens of photos of the butterfly, but am partial to this almost out of the frame shot of it checking me out as it drank.

Textured with Kim Klassen’s 2203 for Texture Tuesday.


18 responses

  1. What a beautiful capture! I have such a hard time with butterflies because they won’t sit still.

    July 22, 2014 at 5:07 am

  2. Oh wow, I LOVE this shot and pov! Beautiful background too.

    July 22, 2014 at 5:38 am

  3. Oh this belongs on your wall, amazing

    July 22, 2014 at 5:43 am

  4. Awesome shot and great editing!

    July 22, 2014 at 6:36 am

  5. Caz

    Fabulous capture and editing !

    July 22, 2014 at 7:46 am

  6. This image is stunning! Wonderful capture. Love how you edited the crop and your texture work too!

    July 22, 2014 at 8:06 am

  7. Love the negative space and the placing of the butterfly, awesome background !

    July 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

  8. Gorgeous!! Perfect capture and editing!

    July 22, 2014 at 9:44 am

  9. What a great capture and the texture work is fabulous – love!

    July 22, 2014 at 11:12 am

  10. Really great. It really is checking you out. The background colors go so well with the butterfly.

    July 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm

  11. Beautiful! The edit is just perfect and really enhances the beautiful butterfly.

    July 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm

  12. Barbara

    Very pretty!

    July 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm

  13. Beautiful composition and colors.

    July 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm

  14. Excellent… love this! So beautiful :o)

    July 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm

  15. oh my, stunning. that is my favorite butterfly ever.

    July 22, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  16. Nice picture

    July 23, 2014 at 9:46 am

  17. beautiful!

    July 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm

  18. This is a really creative POV. I love this shot!

    July 25, 2014 at 8:40 am

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