Saturday

Sunshine on a Swallowtail

 Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile.
~ George Sand

25 comments:

BirdingMaine said...

I'm not sure on the ID, but what a beautiful photo Kerri!

I tried to get a flight shot of a Dragonfly once. It was like threading a needle with a garden hose. Good luck!

June said...

Should have a nice day for it...me? I'll be mowing the yard and such. :-)

Mimi said...

Hi Kerri, sorry I'm no use re ID, but I want to admire your shot of this butterfly, whatever it is. The "lace" detail on its wings is so beautiful.
Have a lovely Saturday, hope you get the day you want. It's lovley and sunny here, so far!

Pescalune said...

WOW ! What a beauty - I never seen such one !

forestal said...

Wonderful photo - and the match I find in Kaufman's guide is a female Black Swallowtail - I think you have it :)

dan

Dagrun said...

A beautiful macro shot, good luck in cathing the dragon. I don't know the plant's ID.

Sharon M said...

My butterfly field guide agrees - spicebush swallowtail. Gorgeous creature. Good luck on your dragonfly hunt!

Steve Borichevsky said...

You just nailed this shot!

Great minds think alike. I went out hunting dragons last weekend and got a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Jayne said...

I wish I were better at butterflies. This one is so lovely. Good luck with the dragonflies!

Kathy said...

Can't wait to see your dragon! But if it is elusive today, another butterfly or another bird will be fine too! Happy hunting.

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Beautiful Swallowtail Kerri! Happy Saturday!

Julie (Okami) said...

I think this is a Pipevine Swallowtail http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/images?l=1350

Stacey Dawn said...

Good luck Kerri! you can do catch that dragon!

Melissa said...

Good luck dragonhunting.

Tom said...

It's a beauty by any name Kerri... I had some luck with a Dragonfly last year.... I watched where they were flying.... cut a suitable twig and stuck it in the ground near by its flight path... I sat as still as could be and waited... It was not to long a wait as one landed long enough for me to get a few shots off.
Happy Dragon Hunting Kerri.

Country Girl said...

Not sure on the butterfly but I am hoping for you that you get the elusive dragonfly. They truly are difficult!
Do you use your zoom?

A New England Life said...

Did you see Steve's in-flight dragonfly shot? Dang he's good.

Gorgeous photo Kerri! No matter what you come up with, it's always beautiful. I hope it's not as windy there as it is here. Definitely not a good day for Dragonfly hunting in NH.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I cannot help with the ID,but I do know that this is a gorgeous picture.
I hope you find the Dragon.
Blessings,Ruth

The Early Birder said...

Nice one Kerri...goog luck with hunting the 'Dragons'. FAB.

Cindy said...

Beautiful look at the butterfly, have no clue when it comes to identifying them. I just know they are beautiful :) Looking forward to the dragons you may have found.

Louise said...

I'd be very happy to catch this butterfly. The blue/purple colour is truly beautiful. Our Swallowtail species is quite rare over here in the UK.

Hilary said...

He looks more of a rich deep purple to me than black.. gorgeous shot, Kerri. I hope you do find your dragonfly. I'll put out a good word for you. They tend to cooperate for me. ;)

jeannette said...

The purple is absolutely gorgeous!

lisaschaos said...

What a beautiful swallowtail! Lovely capture! YOu DID have a great walk!

Krista said...

What striking colours and lines in this shot. I love it!

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