Sunday, June 10, 2012

Swallowtail Macro Monday

While doing some yard work I met a new friend. :0)



It was a much luckier swallowtail than the one I saw in Missouri a few months ago.



My granddaughter thinks they're fun to step on. :(



Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky. :) MM started on Sept 29, 2008 - THANX to all of you for helping make it such a fun start to the week!


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34 comments:

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  2. Such a beautiful butterfly, and the tail is amazing!

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  3. Gorgeous shot of the yellow swallowtail. I rarely see one here with both wings as lovely as yours, they usually have a bite taken out of them, or the tip broken.
    My first time joining you, thanks for hosting.

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  4. Nice photos of the tiger swallowtail. They don't usually sit still for me!

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  5. What a terrific shot. beautiful Lisa.
    Happy Monday!

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  6. Swallowtails are very special to us. Every year for the last umteen years, my wife puts planters full of parsley on our back porch. The swallowtail lay their eggs on the parsley. We wait for them to hatch and grow to ~1/4". We then collect them and raise them until they mature into butterfly's (a few weeks). One side benefit is that when they emerge from the chrysalis, they need to wait about an hour for their wings to dry, which makes them a captive photographic subject :-)

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  7. Beautiful shots of the butterflies--so hard to get them to "sit still" sometimes. Mickie :)

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  8. Your shots are absolutely beautiful ! We have less and less butterflies here around, sad.

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  9. Beautiful shots of a beautiful specimen. It's rare to see them so fresh and perfect.

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  10. A lovely captures, I like the colors on the swallowtail.

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  11. Beautiful shots of a beautiful butterfly!

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  12. that swallowtail is so gorgeous. I wish we had it in Sweden but it does not come this far north. Nice shots.

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  13. Awesome shot, Lisa he is a splendid specimen:)

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  14. Georgeous!
    I haven't seen it in Norway either, not that I know about anyway.

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  15. Gorgeous butterfly, I never see so huge butterflies here in Finland but it might be that we don't have so huge:)

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  16. Wonderful photos of the swallowtail. Crisp and clear.

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  17. Lovely butterfly shots. I have gone to great pains to teach my children respect for the wildlife and all the other creatures we share this world with. I would be very upset with them if I found them killing something for fun. Now if they intend to eat it that's a different matter

    Mollyxxx

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  18. Great shots of the beautiful butterfly!

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  19. Snap, I have swallowtail photos for Macro Monday too.

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  20. Lovely shots!! I would love to be able to catch a butterfly with my camera :)

    ~Kazi xxx

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  21. You really captured that swallowtail beautifully! A wonderful shot. So far this year the butterflies in my garden won't stay still long enough to snap a picture.

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  22. Oh, gorgeous shots. This is my first time here. A good idea starting the new week with Macro Monday. Cheers

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  23. Beautiful shots of the butterfly! Thanks so much for hosting this week, Laura

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  24. One of my favorite butterflies. They were out in numbers this weekend.

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  25. These are simply gorgeous! Butterflies are so hard to capture!!

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  26. Wow! Such a beauty!
    All the best Lisa!

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  27. WOW!! Awesome capture Lisa! Very difficult task capturing butterflies! Bravo!

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  28. What a beautiful butterfly! Swallowtails are my favorites.

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  29. That's gorgeous. I've only ever seen the yellow kind, and that not for years. Not so many out here in the Seattle area, I don't think. I can't believe any little girl would like to step on one! She must be very small not to know that it will kill a beautiful thing if she does that.

    I wanted to weigh in on squirrels and birdfeeders below. The only kind that works, and a very simple and inexpensive solution it is, is those shallow cone-shaped ones that fit over the pole below the feeder. Of course if they can reach the feeder from a branch or something, that won't work. But on a pole feeder with no branches near, Voila! They are very happy scavenging underneath, and we appreciate their clean up work. All is happy.

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  30. Gorgeous! - I saw one here the other day but they just fly by and never seem to land. You were so lucky to get shots like this. Love the colors on the wings.

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