My backyard is clearly a hit with the birds, but my flower-filled front yard is a hot spot for other things with wings – like this Black Swallowtail that was flitting about the other day.
He was one of those incessant wing flappers, so getting an unblurry picture was a a bit of a challenge.
While I waited for him to land and be still for a second (or even a half second!) a handful of other butterflies fluttered by, one of which was a dark morph version of a Tiger Swallowtail – a butterfly that sometimes gets confused with the Black Swallowtail.
A yellow Tiger Swallowtail also made an appearance…
as did an Unclouded Sulphur…
a Silver Spotted Skipper…
and the elegantly peculiar Gulf Fritillary.
The beauty of butterflies is one of my favorite things about summer.
20 thoughts on “Other Things With Wings”
They make me smile every time. 😊
Wonderful assortment of butterflies. Based on your pics, you must have a fabulous garden.
It is a fairly small garden, but the flowers were chosen to attract butterflies. 😊
Thank you. 😊
How do you get such wonderful sharp pictures of such mobile subjects? Lovely post!
Thank you…but I have to confess – there are a lot of photos that get deleted!
Thank you. 😊
Magnificent photos Kathy! 😃 Makes me want to paint one or two of them! 🦋🌸❤️
I hope you do – or at least sketch one in your nature journal. 🙂
Kathy, these butterfly pictures are fabulous. Another great series.
Thank you. They are one of the joys of summer. 🙂
Hello Kathy! I’m going to do a post soon on colour matching and I wanted to ask your permission to use your top photo of the black swallowtail? I’d attribute to Kathy Doremus and link back to your post and also your blog home. Would that be ok?
Thanks Kathy! Published now at https://exploringcolour.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/perfect-match/
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