Summertime…Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Trying to capture an image of a butterfly as it makes its way is a bit tricky.  They are very camera shy and spend very little time in one place…or on one flower. 

The photos in the slideshow are my best efforts to date.  Now if I can only figure out how to get some good shots of the humminigbirds…


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While I promised to cease posting photos of bees feasting on our blooms, I said nothing about butterflies!

I can’t say that I intended to photograph a butterfly as they are notoriously people and camera shy. In this instance, I happened to be working in the garden and was fortunate to make this photo before it flew away…

If there is a lesson in this photograph, it is to always have a camera ready!