Cheery Butterfly!

By: sallywoodphotography

Jan 16 2013

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Category: Nature/Wildlife


Focal Length:70mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D700

Well, we are going on our 7th straight day with fog, gloom, mist, rain..  have not seen the sun for 7 days.. This is pretty unusual for us here in Northern Virginia!   so I searched around and found this bright summer beauty with some colorful marigolds!!!  Enjoy!  Hope this brings a smile to your face!


11 comments on “Cheery Butterfly!”

  1. Gorgeous colors, and a nice shot of a hard-to-capture creature!

  2. This is simply gorgeous.. The color of the blog is wonderfu. Makes this photo with the butterfly stand-out. The butterfly, I think is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It is an adult female of the black phase. (I hope I am correct about this) Butterflies are more difficult for me to identify. But, I’m much better on birds because I learned them when I was much younger. I know a swallowtail when I see one but here where I live there 6 different species of the swallowtail. Some of them are vey similiar in color. The Eastern Tiger measures roughly 5.5 inches from wing tip to wing tip.

    • thank you so much… yes Eastern Swallowtail. appparently they are quite common here in the east, but I had only seen them for the first time this summer. several of them came many times to all of my deck flowers. And each of them have a little different coloring.. they are so pretty…. thanks for your comments.

  3. You are welcome. I have yet to photograph a swallowtail. They are vey skiddish at my place. I am going to plant more things just for butterflies this year. (I hope) 🙂

  4. It sure is cheery!
    Sorry about your weather. Sunny and 70s here today. 😀

  5. Sooooo beautiful. Look at those colours!

  6. Definitely brightens the day. Hope your gloom doesn’t turn to snow.

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