Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Tiger Swallowtail

8 comments:

Aluajala said...

These orange bits of smth on this butterfly's wings look strange. I wonder what are they? Don't look like a normal pigment to me.. although I'm not too good at butterflies )

Beth F said...

Awesome!! And how thoughtful that the butterfly landed on a flower of just the right color!

Owlman said...

I guess you're ready for Spring then? ;-) Me too

catsynth said...

Nice capture, very detailed. I did notice the orange/brown on the wings, is that common?

East Coast Wahine said...

I agree, nice capture! Macro lens? Pls visit my WW of a Torch Ginger flower I took in Hawaii.

Tammie Lee said...

can I leave a wordless comment ;-)

sweet and lovely on the delicate pink

Ecobirder said...

Although I have a 100mm macro lens most of my butterfly and dragonfly shots are taken using my 100-400 mm lens with an extension tube.

The orange color on the wings is most likely pollen that collected on the butterfly as it was drinking nectar from a different flower.

Shellmo said...

His wings are spread just right - beautiful! I am going thru my flower book right now to pick out ones that will attract butterflies this year.