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this western tiger swallowtail flew right to the door of the restaurant where i work – in bellingham, washington, usa – and rested on the jamb unafraid of anyone going in or out so i was able to get a close up shot on my break. these are rare visitors here in the city so we felt especially blessed. this one is dedicated to the bosses, my “family” at the restaurant where i work – when i can – who thought this beauty a sign of great good luck

3rd place in the *Just For You-DEDICATIONS!!! You’re Driving Me Buggy challenge june 3, 2011

5th place in the JUST FUN Butterfly challenge october 4, 2012

7th place in the WINGED INSECTS GROUP October Voucher Challenge october 5, 2012

featured on redbubble homepage jan 9, 2011

featured in Where on Earth is This? may 12, 2011

featured in In His name may 15, 2011

(508 views @ june 2, 2011)

(37 favorites @ june 2, 2011)

see more of this beautiful butterfly here

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red, butterfly, tiger swallowtail, swallowtail, papilio rutulus, yellow, dedmanshootn, bellingham, washington, tiger, unusual, door, frame, new, peking, dave, resting, rests, beauitful, lovely, close, unique, cool, beautiful, pretty, awesome, bright, colorful, cheerful, papilio, rutulus, western

ded is just a grumpy old geezer who likes to fool around wtih camera and computer and, hopefully brighten people’s day wtih the results. my philosophy of art

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Comments

  • Claudia Kuhn
    Claudia Kuhnover 3 years ago

    Beautiful and colorful capture

  • thank you. i really enjoyed this beautiful butterfly

    – dedmanshootn

  • Sorin Apostolescu
    Sorin Apostolescuover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • thank you much!

    – dedmanshootn

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Wow what a gorgeous butterfly! :)

    Gabe :)

  • it was a privilege to have it as we rarely see them in the city where i live

    – dedmanshootn

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 3 years ago

    This is a tiger butterfly! LOL What a NICE SHOT!!!!!

  • thank nyou! glad you enjoy :-)

    – dedmanshootn

  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

    HOMEPAGE FEATURED IMAGE ~ Congratulations!

    The Color of Life ~ January2011

  • thank you for the honor!

    – dedmanshootn

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    What great detail and such a beautiful butterfly! Composition is excellent and the butterfly shows so well against the red background! Congrats on the homepage feature!

  • thank you for your so kind comments! so glad you enjoy!

    – dedmanshootn

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • very much my honor

    – dedmanshootn

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    Many CONGRATULATIONS on your home page feature, beautiful work, regards Ann

  • thank you kindly!

    – dedmanshootn

  • Betsy Foster Breen
    Betsy Foster B...over 3 years ago

    Way to go, Dave! Knew it was only a matter of time! :-) Love the bright colors and contrasts here.

  • thank you very much! you’re far too kind!

    – dedmanshootn

  • Vesna *
    Vesna *over 3 years ago

    so beautiful!

  • so glad you like. thank you!

    – dedmanshootn

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