Featured in: Top Shelf Wildlife (August, 2012)
Featured in: A Moment in Time Photography (August, 2012)
Featured in: Backyard Macro and CloseUps (August, 2012)
Featured in: The Wonder of Wings (August, 2012)
Featured in: Just Butterflies (August, 2012)
Featured in: Bees, Butterflies, etc. (Sept., 2012)

…. I’m still on my butterfly theme … this is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and you can see they get their name from their hindwing tails. They usually fly quite high off the ground and prefer the very top parts of the butterfly bushes. I’d been trailing this guy for a few mornings and, as I’m super fussy about having a clean background in my photos, ..well, let’s just say being rather tall came in quite handy when he flew up to a high fir tree branch with nothing but a very blue sky in the background!
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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  • KatMagic Photography
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  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...about 2 years ago

    Terrific work here…. just great!!

  • Oh, thank you, Linda.. how nice!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

    Pure poetry, a gorgeous portrait of a swallowtail! They are beautiful creatures but difficult to photograph because they move so much. Fabulous job on this one, Katherine!

  • Hi Celeste.. thank you soooo much.. what a fabulous comment.. they do move fast; in fact, I’m still trailing after the Black Swallowtail…many thanks again…!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollabout 2 years ago

    so, so very stunning !

  • Hi Annette and thanks so much!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartabout 2 years ago


  • KBritt
    KBrittabout 2 years ago

    Wow Kat… outstanding!! The angle of light on him is wonderful, excellent dof, lovely composition!! Your patience for getting your clean background paid off… lovely isolation of the beautiful subject!!
    Bravo!! xxX

  • Babcia
    Babciaabout 2 years ago


  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoabout 2 years ago

    Awesome image.

  • Thank you, Bob.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergabout 2 years ago

    Lovely work Kat. Do hope you are enjoying the summer..its almost EX time which means…it’s winding down. I send my regards.


  • …EX time.. don’t even think about it! I thought you were going away? I saw your post about the new camera and thought you mentioned an upcoming trip, no? How’s the new camera? So exciting getting a new camera, isn’t it? .. Hope you’re enjoying your garden and, if you do have a trip, planned.. have a blast! Thanks, Ms. D.

    – KatMagic Photography

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