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This is a Two-tailed swallowtail butterfly taken at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, Arizona.

The Two-tailed butterfly is the largest of all Western United States Butterflies. It is very simular looking to the Western Tiger Swallowtail. Male and female Two-tailed Swallowtails are very simular looking. Thes males have more blue and orange on the hindwing. The Two-tailed has narrower black stripes than the Western Tiger Swallowtail and, except in the hot southwest, they usually has a more restricted habitat, being found mainly in mountain streamside areas.

Butterflies of North America by Jim P. Brock & Kenn Kaufman.

Nikon- D-90
18-105mm lense at 105mm
F/5.6
IS0 100

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Nature and HDR Photography by Diana Graves

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  • DankaDear
    DankaDearabout 4 years ago

    One of my favorites!

  • Thanks Danka!! I had so much fun taking this shot. It was an awesome day.

    – Diana Graves Photography

  • Jerrydp
    Jerrydpabout 4 years ago

    perfection. one of my favorites as well.

  • Thanks Jerry. I got lucky this day. The lighting was perfect!

    – Diana Graves Photography

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you! This was so much fun to photograph!

    – Diana Graves Photography

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentabout 4 years ago

    Picture of delight, so beautiful Diana!

  • Thank you Adrian! I appreciate that. I had just got my camera and was so excited to get this close to a swallowtail. :)

    – Diana Graves Photography

  • Kathleen Hill
    Kathleen Hillabout 4 years ago

    So sharp, with beautiful colour and depth of field

  • Diana Graves Photography
    Diana Graves P...about 4 years ago

    Thank you Kathleen. I was at the right place at the right time.

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieabout 4 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    CONGRATULATIONS

  • Wow!! Thank you so much. That means so much to me. How exciting. :)

    – Diana Graves Photography

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous

  • Thank you so much Martina!!

    – Diana Graves Photography

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    Great Shot Diana. Congratulations on your feature

  • Thank you Michael! I appreciate it. It’s my first time being featured. :)

    – Diana Graves Photography

  • SusanP-MI
    SusanP-MIabout 4 years ago

    and you got it on a butterfly bush flower. very colorful

  • Thank you Sue! I got lucky when I found both together. :)

    – Diana Graves Photography

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