Saturday, July 25, 2015

Local Saturday - Lilies and Butterfly

Today, a special sight in my back yard.

I wanted to take a picture of some of my day lilies in my upstate New York back yard.  I got a little more than I bargained for.

I've blogged before about how I don't do well with wildlife photography.  So, when I saw this butterfly flitting in the lily patch, I didn't hold out much hope for a photo capture.
Then this happened.  The butterfly settled in the lily's throat.  I took this picture.

Would the butterfly spread its wings out?
Yes, it would!

Then the butterfly flew away.

I know my many readers who know more than I do will know exactly what type of butterfly this is. (I think it's a swallowtail, but I know there are various types.)

Has a butterfly ever made your day brighter?


  1. Lovely! Aah! The mother nature! How Beautiful she is!

  2. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, looking a little ragged but still beautiful. So is the lily.

  3. Not good with wildlife photography? I think this is fabulous. A colorful spot of summer. Lovely.

  4. How beautiful! And what luck that you captured the photos! Thanks for sharing.

  5. My lilies just finished up.

    Coffee is on

  6. That's great. Hard to get a pic of a butterfly.

  7. I love photographing butterflies. I've filled up my Instagram account with many different species!

  8. Loved the pictures, great vibrancy and colour

  9. How gorgeous--the butterfly adds to the design and colour. Love the two 'tails' at the back of the wings.


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