Saturday, September 27, 2008

Camera Critters - Post 85



Butterfly on Abelia

I think this is a Black Swallowtail butterfly, but am not sure. Information from anyone who knows is welcome! The only photo I could get was of its underside; the upper side of the wings are more colorful.

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22 comments:

richies said...

What a beautiful photo

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Underside or not, it's still a beauty.

Carletta said...

We always see the upper side - I like the light in this.
Nice capture!

babooshka said...

Upside down cannot diminsih the exccelent capture.

ratmammy said...

wow, what a gorgeous photo!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I think it is a black swallowtail. It's gorgeous.

TSannie said...

I do think that's a ~spicebush swallowtail~ (that's according to Klaus at http://virtua-gallery.com/wp/)

Whatever it is, it's a beautiful photo, Pat.

Sandi McBride said...

I love the Black Swallowtail almost as much as the Monarch...maybe more! And I love the Preying Mantis, too...odd, I know! My Grandmother wouldn't allow them to be called devils walking sticks around her...and she always spelled it Praying Mantis...altho she knew better!
Hugs
Sandi

Lew said...

Beautiful photo!

magiceye said...

an unusual and beautiful picture!!

AppleDebbie said...

Wonderful capture!

Aileni said...

You have beautiful butterflies your side of the pond. More of them, that is, they are all magical. Nice picture.

Dirk said...

Beautiful butterfly, well captured.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ah! But you caught it with your camera! Good for you!

i beati said...

magnificient view sandy

fishing guy said...

Pat: What a great shot of the Swallowtail, well done.

me ann my camera said...

I love the motion of this beautiful butterfly and the angle at which it is photographed says that it is in flight. I think you're right that its a Black Swallowtail. I had that species in my garden only once a few years ago. Lucky you for seeing one. This is a lovely photo!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. Beautiful butterfly! Nice shot. :-)

Jeannelle said...

Pat, this butterfly photo is gorgeous, and from a unique vantage point!

Cláudia said...

LOL,stunning shot! I am wordless!

Misty Dawn said...

Yes this is a Black Swallowtail, and this is an absolutely GORGEOUS photo! Beautiful beyond words.

Ashrunner said...

Some butterflies just don't like their photo taken. However, I think I would go with this one being an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. I've been known to be wrong, but it looks a lot like a tiger.