Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly!

This could be some of the last butterfly's that I will be able to get for a while. While getting shot's of this one, a gentleman walked up to me and said that he didn't won't to be the bearer of bad news, but, he was closing the park. They had closed it yesterday, but somebody re-opened it this morning without permission. So everyone was run out of the park. Not sure how long it will be closed, but hope it's not long. They are cleaning up hurricane damage
Love the amber light, very special.
posted September 16th, 2017  
@featherstone26 Thanks Sue.
posted September 16th, 2017  
This is a gorgeous capture Rick. Totally understandable about the clean up.
posted September 16th, 2017  
Beautiful!
posted September 16th, 2017  
It's amazing that a butterfly could survive such a storm as Hurricane Irma. So glad this one did! — you got a beautiful picture because of that. Glad to read that your area didn't get damaged too badly. From online images I've seen, the destruction was just terrible. I have friends on the east coast who just got power back today; it's been a long week for them but they're glad they escaped with little damage to their home.
posted September 16th, 2017  
A beautiful capture as usual Rick. Stunning patterns and tones, fav!
posted September 16th, 2017  
wonderful in every way :) FAV
posted September 16th, 2017  
gorgeous light and colors ~ fav
posted September 16th, 2017  
@joysfocus @swchappell @lyndemc @ludwigsdiana @koalagardens @lynnz @featherstone26 Thanks everyone, really appreciate all of your comments, view's and fav's. NOt sure how they manage, but there were quite a few butterfly's still floating around and I'm seeing them in my backyard. You would think that the strong winds would just totally devastate them.
posted September 17th, 2017  
@lyndemc Thanks Denise. Not sure how they do it. We were real fortunate. I think maybe just far enough away that we were just on the outskirts of this one. Although, sometimes, that is the worst area. It sort of had me worried when it made a more northeasterly turn. Fortunately, it had been over land long enough, that by time it did reach us, winds had decreased significantly. Not to say, that we still didn't get some pretty strong winds. Just hope those others that are out in the ocean just stay away. Not sure I'll stay here for the next one.
posted September 17th, 2017  
@creona Thanks Tamara.
posted September 17th, 2017  
@rickster549 Thanks for the details on the experience. Yah, I think I'd be packin' up and departing for safer places if I lived where such ferocious weather visited.
posted September 17th, 2017  
This butterfly is so very lovely! Glad it must have found safe shelter in the hurricane. Sorry your park is closing ... must be disappointing. Hope they manage to clear up soon.
posted September 20th, 2017  
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