Wednesday

A Flying Tiger

Joy, I realized, isn't so much a circumstance you find yourself in but a choice you make
~ Lisa Wingate

I have always called this type of butterfly a Tiger Swallowtail but I also see it referred to as an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ~ not sure which one is actually correct. (maybe both) The plant it is feeding on is abundant in my area and blooms in Spring (around May) but I am unsure of the name. If you know what it is, please comment and let me know. 
Butterflies are one my GREATEST JOYS in the Spring and Summer!

20 comments:

Jayne said...

I've not seen very many butterflies yet this year. I did plant some milkweed seeds and hope to maybe see some Monarchs later in the season. He's beautiful Kerri. :c)

Steve Borichevsky said...

Nice shooting. Just so happens that I saw a swallowtain flapping across the street on my way to work yesterday.

Hilary said...

Butterflies and moths are only just beginning to show up around here this week. You always manage to have such clarity in your shots. Beautiful!

sniehans said...

Gorgeous Kerri! Love all the yellow hues and the composition!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Beautiful Swallowtail Kerri!

ksdoolittle said...

Beautiful shot. Looks a little like a twining honeysuckle? Very, very nice. ~ks

DoanLegacy said...

Your picture is so beautiful, and the background is amazing too.

長卉LisetteC said...

謝謝您的分享~感恩唷!!..................................................

Misty Dawn said...

The butterflies are just starting to show up in my area. This is beautiful!

Hood Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous shot. I love the sunlight hitting the wings!

Joanna Durczok said...

Beautiful:)

Della said...

Your photos are always so amazing!

cindyzlogic said...

Wonderful shot, Kerri!!

Lisa (Mountain Photog) said...

That's an incredible shot! Absolutely perfectly composed!

Rick said...

Wonderful shot Kerri - beautiful colours and composition.

Can't help you out on the bush, but we have them around here too.

Kristin said...

The butterfly is so beautiful. Love your macro shot. The combination of colours and brightness are just perfect. :-)

Cindy said...

Superb shot of the butterfly. I haven't noticed as many as usual this spring. Hope that changes soon. If not, you'll have to take more pictures to share :)

Julie G. said...

This swallowtail photo is especially lovely. The background colors are rich and show off the foreground subjects beautifully. Crisp, clear ... wonderful! I was delighted to see my first swallowtails of the season yesterday.

Stacey Dawn said...

I haven't seen many butterflies yet this year ... but wow - the luck you've had - this is gorgeous!

Deanna said...

Absolutely beautiful. I've seen a lot of butterflies this year, but don't know enough about them to call them by name - several deep purple and black.

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