Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Pennsylvania Butterflies #WordlessWednesday

The heatwave enveloping so much of the United States and Europe has finally found the Northeastern United States.  So I am taking it easy today.

These pictures were taken on a Northern Pennsylvania rail trail on a beautiful early summer afternoon.

I think this small butterfly in the first two pictures is a Pearl Crescent but if it isn't, I know my butterfly experts will give me the correct identification.  The second shot is practically identical to the first, but I did manage to get a little closer.

Now this, I'm more confident about.  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

I don't have the patience to photograph butterflies.  I've been seeing several monarchs (I think) in recent days but none of them have allowed me to take their portrait.  One of them, in fact, was flying so fast, I marveled that such a little, delicate creature could fly that fast.  But I know I'll get a picture or two - eventually.


Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday.


  1. ...I love to see shadow tails.

  2. What nice captures

    Have a flitterflattertastic week 👍

  3. We have a few flowers and bushes that attract butterflies. I love going out and photographing new ones. So far, no Monarchs have arrived at the bush but I am still hopeful they will visit soon.

  4. They are so beautiful and colorful aren't they? I love butterflies.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. Butterflies don't cooperate at all! I haven't had any but cabbage white this year. A swallowtail flew through the yard once though.

  6. Awesome butterfly photos ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~ Xo

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. It's difficult to make photos of the butterflies.
    And the images are very good. You must be proud!
    Happy WW and a fine week!

  8. Photographing butterflies takes a lot of patience and a quick finger on the shutter. They are not known for posing in one position for long.

  9. Butterflies always seem to fly away when you get close enough to get a good picture.

  10. Crossing boundaries to a neighbor state... Hmm..

  11. Swallowtails are my favourites! Butterflies are so beautiful! Of course, right now in mosquito-infested northern Alberta, what we really want to see are dragonflies!

  12. I have shot photos of butterflies only a few times. The first time a butterfly "posed" on flowers in my garden while I took multiple photos. I couldn't believe how close I got but the pretty thing was busy getting nectar.

  13. If only the butterflies would hold still


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