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Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly by amontanaview

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Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata) on a ninebark shrub in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Victor, MT, USA. These visit my lilac bushes, too.
Canon EOS 7D, 1/640s, f/5.6, ISO:200, 300mm
Cannon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens

Mallow Ninebark (Physocarpus, Rose Family)

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Featured July 1, 2011

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Featured July, 2011


  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you Ann!

    – amontanaview

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    So light and delicate! Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you Angie. I like the delicate parts of the flower and the butterfly. I appreciate your comment.

    – amontanaview

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture congratulations on your feature!!!!

  • Thank you Cynthia!

    – amontanaview

  • steppeland
    steppelandover 3 years ago

    Wow, marvellous macro – excellent work!
    Congrats on your feature in Postcard Style

    You can find your feature archived HERE

  • This is wonderful. Thank you so much!

    – amontanaview

  • Bryan D. Spellman
    Bryan D. Spellmanover 3 years ago

    WOW, Merle. Great job. Congrats on the well-deserved feature.

  • Thanks Bryan, I love this one, too.

    – amontanaview

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 3 years ago

    I love it!!!!

  • Thank you Kay. I have others, one that is of the back and beautiful, but this one shows the proboscis AND the stamens on the Ninebark are so cool.

    – amontanaview

  • Eileen O'Rourke
    Eileen O'Rourkeover 3 years ago

    WOW! superb capture.

  • Thanks Eileen! I appreciate your viewing and commenting!

    – amontanaview

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful capture! Marvellous colours and details – very nicely done!

  • Thank you Mike. Your Checkerspot photo is amazing, too!

    – amontanaview

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Thanks very much!

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