Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Lilac

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These shots were hard to get because this female Tiger Swallowtail butterfly was a good 6-8 feet above my head and the wind was blowing fiercely the entire time.  Another gust would come and she would hold on for dear life, sometimes getting blown off the lilac all together, then coming back for more.

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a close up:

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2 thoughts on “Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Lilac”

  1. These are lovely! The Tiger Swallowtails have been real plentiful this year. So pretty and love seeing them all.

  2. Thanks! Tiger Swallowtails always remind me of being a kid and playing in the creek for hours on end every day in the summer. I guess because they always hung around down there and I saw so many of them every day.

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