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Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on an echinacea, what is commonly known as a coneflower. I was searching online on wiki between the Eastern and the Western and I believe this is a female eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly.

I was leaving town for the weekend and before I left, I went in our backyard to take a few quick photos in the garden. I was so glad I did because to my surprise, I came across this tiger swallowtail butterfly. I have never had the opportunity to see one this close let alone have the chance to take a photograph. Unlike my photograph of the monarch on the pink zinnia, this butterfly was very calm so I was able to get a few captures in before it decided to move on.

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Comments

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture.

  • Thanks Sharon, glad you enjoyed it!

    – tscp

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago


    Wonderful work !!!
    Your host, Deb
    July 7, 2011

  • I am glad I discovered your group! Thank you Deb for adding Stay For Awhile in Gem’s featured collection!!

    – tscp

  • Susan Blevins
    Susan Blevinsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!!!…great colors and details…..Susan

  • I really appreciate your comments, thanks for stopping by!

    – tscp

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!

  • Your butterflies photos are beautiful, thank you for your sweet comment Ainsley!!

    – tscp

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    This is so Beautiful, fabulous composition !

  • ….awwwww, thanks so much Jan.

    – tscp

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Great colors! Very pleasing to the heart and soul.

  • What a lovely comment!!! Thank you Vivian, so glad you enjoyed my garden visitor!

    – tscp

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature!!!

    – tscp

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature, wonderful work.

  • …awwww, thanks Andrea!

    – tscp

  • Soegboob
    Soegboobover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for adding ‘Stay For Awhile’ to the group’s featured collection!!!

    – tscp

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks Glenn!!

    – tscp

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