Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sunshine, Freedom & A Little Flower


One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower...
this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail proved he had everything he needed then and there.


It was a perfect morning to capture some great shots of this gorgeous butterfly as he spent several minutes on the Lantana blooms.  His bright yellow wings captured the morning sunlight as it softly filtered through the foliage, presenting a clear image of the defining black tiger stripes for which he is aptly named.  He gracefully fluttered from bloom to bloom and gathered sweet sips of nectar, paying little attention to the clicking of my camera lens.  I was caught up in his beauty and grace... the butterfly is truly a wondrous creation.  


14 comments:

  1. The author (HCA) got that exactly right.

    Susan these are glorious images of a very beautiful butterfly.

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  2. Oh, wow, he is a beautiful specimen. Your photos are awesome!

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  3. just gorgeous! and i love lantana, too. one of the few hardier blooms that survive the texas heat. :)

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    1. You're absolutely right about that TexWis. I've spent some time in Texas during summer, and I thought the Mississippi Gulf Coast was bad, whew!!!

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  4. My goodness Susan, you captured him beautifully and those flowers are gorgeous, as are all your photos. Thank you for sharing them, these brighten my day with sunshine.

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  5. Very beautiful captures of this glorious glider. They are such stunning creatures with both tails intact.

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  6. Swallowtails are a beautiful species Susan. I have only seen the Scarce Swallowtail which I took lots of images of some years ago in Tuscany.

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    1. One of the prettiest butterflies I've seen in the southern US, Roy. Thanks!

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  7. Beautiful shots of the butterflies..I like the quote too. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, hope your weekend is great too!

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