Other Things With Wings

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.



About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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20 Responses to Other Things With Wings

  1. Jodi says:

    So beautiful!

  2. 1nmbirder says:

    Wonderful assortment of butterflies. Based on your pics, you must have a fabulous garden.

  3. How do you get such wonderful sharp pictures of such mobile subjects? Lovely post!

  4. Kristine Carrier says:

    Excellent photos!

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Magnificent photos Kathy! 😃 Makes me want to paint one or two of them! 🦋🌸❤️

  6. Kathy, these butterfly pictures are fabulous. Another great series.

  7. 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?

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