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The zebra swallowtails use our wild paw-paw trees for their larval hosts. This one was in my back yard in Athens, Ohio, USA. For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protographium_marc...
Taken handheld with Canon T2i and 100 mm lens; f/6.3, 1/320s, ISO 100. Featured in Midwestern United States Photography, June 20, 2013, The World As We See It Or As We Missed It, June 22, 2013. Top Ten challenge winner in Butterflies challenge in The World As We See It Or As We Missed IT, July, 2013

I’m a self taught photographer who enjoys macro photography, especially wildflowers and other flora and fauna seen in nature. I also enjoy photographing refractions and reflections from rain and water.

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  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 1 year ago


  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    beautiful butterfly! nice with the purple flowers ;)

  • Thank you, Manon…these flowers attract lots of bees and butterflies.

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • Thank you for the fave, too!

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    wish we had butterflies like this xx

  • I wish you did too! What kinds do you have? Thank you!

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    a very pretty Dorset blue, small and hard to photograph, more common Red Admiral, Painted Lady etc xx

  • They sound beautiful…’ll have to look at images!

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 1 year ago

    great shot

  • Thank you so much Sylvia!!!

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • vigor
    vigorabout 1 year ago

    Look how it posed for you, beautiful!

  • Ah, you’re so sweet Viv! I was so lucky! Thanks so much for the lovely comment and the fave!

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 1 year ago

    A gorgeous capture.

  • Love your wonderful comment, Bunny…thank you!

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 1 year ago

    Perfect work!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the fave, Anna!

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and the fave, Lori!

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7about 1 year ago

    Wow, super image Lynn, you are so lucky to have Swallowtails in your country, they are gorgeous!
    All the best,
    Dave ;-)

  • thank so much for your lovely comment and the fave. I wish you hard swallowtails, too!

    – Lynn Gedeon

  • Thanks so much for the fave, too!

    – Lynn Gedeon

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