Tiger Swallowtail

This is year 3 for me capturing a Tiger Swallowtail at the dwarf lilac bush. It was June 10th that they were first following me around the garden last year and May 30th the year before.

Many thanks for dropping by.
this is so beautiful to look at. i wish i'd see them around here and capture one on pic. i love it!

i was looking at a camera like yours and a comparable canon and now i can't decide which brand i'd go for. i dropped my canon three weeks ago and now it takes blurry landscapes but takes great macros! i'm so hesitant about getting a dSLR so i think i should settle for a more advanced p&s. do you find that you capture the natural colours with this camera, anne?
posted May 29th, 2012  
Ah I am glad you know your plants and critters, I took a pic of one of these the other day and didn't know what kind it was. Beautiful close shot.
posted May 29th, 2012  
Superp capture,great clarity,Anne!! Lovely lilac too.Faved!
posted May 29th, 2012  
that is your great butterfly shot Anne.....I think you are better in racing also as to take a shot of nice butterfly like this....you have to run behind it.....
posted May 29th, 2012  
How beautiful, Anne! Fabulous capture and detail. Fav!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Lyn
beautiful, Anne! - so just like everything else, even the butterflies are a bit early!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Such beautiful details, Anne - love the colors!
posted May 29th, 2012  
I certainly do like the variety of butterflys we see on here.
posted May 29th, 2012  
lovely shot
posted May 29th, 2012  
Beautiful :)
posted May 29th, 2012  
You got this shot with a Coolpix camera, now I am impressed. I love how the middle of the butterfly looks sort of hairy. Wonderful shade of lilac.
posted May 29th, 2012  
I love this shot.
posted May 29th, 2012  
This is beautiful! Do you keep a garden journal, or are your photos your journal? I thought my magnolias were early this year, so looked back on 365 & found they were right on time...
posted May 29th, 2012  
Beautiful. I like how you keep track of their comes and goings!! Now that I've been in our house a 2nd year, I'm just starting to see the patterns of nature. So fun.
posted May 29th, 2012  
how wonderful to see these beauties - even better to get such a lovely shot
posted May 29th, 2012  
Superb shot!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Beautiful capture. Great detail.
posted May 29th, 2012  
Gorgeous capture Ann!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Fabulous Shot! Love the butterflies! Great capture! Anne!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Super beautiful ...clarity is awesome. This macro is stunning!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Fabulous capture and detail!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Great capture Anne
posted May 29th, 2012  
Fabulous colour and shot
posted May 29th, 2012  
Absolutely beautiful capture of this guy, Anne. We have few butterflies these days probably because of the prevalence of mosquito spray in our neighborhood, which borders a salt marsh.
posted May 29th, 2012  
The photographer sure does him justice! Beautiful capture, Anne!
posted May 29th, 2012  
magnificent! what a beautiful creature!
posted May 29th, 2012  
simply fantastic, this composition is really super nice
posted May 29th, 2012  
Wow, great capture Anne.
posted May 29th, 2012  
What a fantastic butterfly!
posted May 29th, 2012  
I love it when these guys show up. Don't think I've seen one yet this year. Great capture Anne.
posted May 29th, 2012  
Beautiful! He looks like a giant on those leaves!
posted May 29th, 2012  
very beautiful capture, Anne!
posted May 30th, 2012  
Anne, this is such a beautiful , colorful and detailed shot
posted May 30th, 2012  
pretty shot! i haven't seen a swallowtail yet. i think they may be the prettiest butterfly of all!
posted May 30th, 2012  
Beautiful close up shot!
posted May 30th, 2012  
Beautiful capture!
posted May 30th, 2012  
What a beauty!!
posted May 30th, 2012  
wow....very pretty!
posted May 30th, 2012  
Fav!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic! :0)
posted May 30th, 2012  
Very beautiful!
posted May 30th, 2012  
Beautiful Anne. Now I know what they are.
posted May 30th, 2012  
Lovely shot!
posted May 30th, 2012  
What a pretty one! We had a few b flies early in the spring, and now it seems like NONE. I hope it will pick up again! I miss them!
posted May 30th, 2012  
Beautiful shot, Anne. FAV for the clarity and composition.
posted May 30th, 2012  
Fav. Such a beauty you have the detail so well. The plants make a nice composition too.
posted May 30th, 2012  
@summerfield yes, i'm happy with the P510. i've always had a problem with very deep reddish pinks, regardless of cameras - 2 nikons, a sony, a kodak, etc. The zoom on this camera is awesome - the best on the market for a p&s. You can make manual adjustments if you want, it's doean't have to be all auto. The sensor is not the best --- we have a problem getting it to focus on the right thing on the very first try, which can get annoying if you're shooting things that are moving often, like birds and small kids. it's fine for flowers and such. The camera is fairly light weight, which is what i need. The movies i've taken are awesome, however i've read about people having a focus problem with video clips of say, a hockey game. They're less expensive now that they've been out for a couple of months. I don't regret getting it for a moment.
posted May 31st, 2012  
@eudora thanks diane! no, not much of a journal, not for the timing things anyway, just the pics. i've been posting a 365-like pic a day on facebook since i retired a couple of years ago and i use that ... ;-) great minds ..... lol
posted May 31st, 2012  
What's not to fave about this stunning shot? I love it! Lilacs and a butterfly make a beautiful combination and your focus is brilliant.
posted May 31st, 2012  
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