If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Papillo Glaucus or How I Spent My Fourth of July

If I am accurate in my search, that is the name of this stunning little creature...better known as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. She was kind enough to spend about half an hour flitting around my liatris, allowing me ample time to set up a tripod, sit at our picnic table and leisurely enjoy capturing her antics. I took almost 30 pictures and only had to delete one. Other than cropping one for the closeup, these are straight out of the camera. I am more than pleased. I'm sure a professional could find need for improvement, but as a very very amateur photographer, I'm having so much fun. (using Canon 20D and 70-300 f/4 IS USM zoom lens)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful Deb!

Thanks so much for your Back Porch visits.

Karen said...

I'm so glad I hopped over from Pat's. Enjoyed looking at your amazing captures! The butterfly is beautiful.

The Paper Mulberry said...

These are superb photographs! I really can't believe you are not a professional! Such depth of colour, the textures are just sublime!

Arkonasbk said...

Das sind super Aufnahmen