A beautiful yellow swallowtail butterfly sipping nectar from vibrant purple verbena in the courtyard garden at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, Illinois.
Taken with a Nikon D60 and a Nikon 50-200mm lens.
Edited in Photoshop for effect


summer, yellow, flowers, green, purple, butterfly, flying, insect, courtyard, verbena, nectar, swallowtail


  • kappisan
    kappisanover 4 years ago

    Sure fav!:)
    Georgeous work!:)
    Greetz kappi:)

  • Thank you kappi for all your wonderful support and very kind words!

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  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so very much for such an honor!

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  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 4 years ago

    Wow: great effects – The wings look like they’re glowing!

  • Thank you so much Richard!

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Lorilee! I always appreciate your input!

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  • Beatriz  Cruz
    Beatriz Cruzover 4 years ago

    This looks Beautiful!!,Wonderful work..

  • A very belated thank you!

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your well deserved feature!!!

  • Thanks so much—a little late than never! :)

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  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful butterfly and photo!

  • Thank you so much Ellen even though a bit late on the reply!

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so very much!

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  • schizomania
    schizomaniaover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks for the honor!

    – mnkreations

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