Tiger Swallowtail by cjwhite

Tiger Swallowtail

I found a Tiger Swallowtail today. The swallowtails really like the Bradford Pear tree. I wish it smelled better. :0)

I saw my first Monarch of the year, too. One of the cats saw it at the same time. I got one quick shot, before I had to rescue the butterfly. Trouble pounced on it. It flew away and I didn't see it again.

I saw another garter snake today. This is the time of the year that I'm jumpy walking through tall grass. To get to the pear tree, I have to walk across the hayfield. Before the 365, I would never even go in the field. I'll brave the snakes to get to the butterflies. LOL!

Thank you so much for your comments and faves on yesterday's Black Swallowtail!!! :0)

beautiful capture.
March 31st, 2012  
Carolyn , you are rocking these shots, nice one
March 31st, 2012  
Amazin shot and beautifully composed!
March 31st, 2012  
aw so pretty!!
March 31st, 2012  
I love your butterfly shots--so incredible. You do an amazing job with your composition as well. And, you are very brave to go through the tall grass.
March 31st, 2012  
Beautiful! Such a lovely capture!
March 31st, 2012  
I'm so glad it's butterfly season again. Your pics make me smile. Thankfully, I haven't seen any snakes yet, but the ticks are horrible.
March 31st, 2012  
I'm so glad your butterflies are back! And silly cat...leave the pretty butterflies alone!
March 31st, 2012  
Had to fave this Carolyn - line, detail and colour amazing!
March 31st, 2012  
Why do you the swallowtail so far in advance of me. So not fair. Living through your shots until nature catches up to us in the north. :)
March 31st, 2012  
This is a winner, for sure, Carolyn. Gorgeous dof and colors! Simply beautiful. Yes .. we'll do alot of weird things just to get the pic now! :)
March 31st, 2012  
So pretty!! Fabulous shot!
March 31st, 2012  
beautiful!
March 31st, 2012  
Beautiful!
March 31st, 2012  
Beautiful shot.
March 31st, 2012  
such a pretty butterfly
March 31st, 2012  
can't believe blossoms as beautiful as that stinks. love all yr magnificent creature shots!!
March 31st, 2012  
Carolyn, what great detail and colour. Love the dof with the blossoms in the background. Good for you braving the snakes! (I love snakes :) )
March 31st, 2012  
Beautiful
March 31st, 2012  
Really beautiful!
March 31st, 2012  
Great capture
March 31st, 2012  
Would have liked to have seen a photo of that snake, but you've done a nice job here as well.
March 31st, 2012  
@webfoot Thanks! I actually took a pic of the snake, but I liked the butterfly better. :0)
March 31st, 2012  
Beautiful capture and composition. I don't like snakes either, but found myself wandering through snake territory to get some flower shots.
March 31st, 2012  
Beautiful butterfly.
March 31st, 2012  
shame on trouble, have her stick to the snakes.
March 31st, 2012  
Another Amazing Shot Carolyn!! Fave for sure and gosh darn send some of them over my way!!! just Beautiful!
March 31st, 2012  
beautiful DOF
March 31st, 2012  
You're very brave! The butterfly looks like it's been painted - such delicate patterns :)
March 31st, 2012  
beautiful photo, i love the butterfly
March 31st, 2012  
So gorgeous. Great shot.
March 31st, 2012  
Wonderful capture and butterfly colours
March 31st, 2012  
Fabulous Capture! Like the composition! Great you get to the pear tree - you do well for the shots!
March 31st, 2012  
Another great looking butterfly
March 31st, 2012  
This is such a gorgeous shot! I love blossoms and I love butterflies! Fav!
March 31st, 2012  
Very nicely done shot.
March 31st, 2012  
can't believe that you found another swallowtail ;) congrats to this wonderful picture....
March 31st, 2012  
a fav of fav's, awesome shot! if i lived closer i'd clear the path of garters for you. my big fear is mice.
March 31st, 2012  
Awesome shot.....love the symmetry the flowers in focus and the ones out of focus
March 31st, 2012  
Love you butterfly pic very much They are GREAT
March 31st, 2012  
this is heaven, faved
March 31st, 2012  
So pretty, Carolyn!!
March 31st, 2012  
Beautiful find!
April 1st, 2012  
Picture Perfect.
April 1st, 2012  
Beautiful capture!
April 1st, 2012  
I love those dainty blossoms, and that is an amazing butterfly!
April 1st, 2012  
Very pretty Tiger Swallowtail, I've tried to get a shot of one in flight but they are fast and erratic. Great shot. Those flowering pears give me a headache.
April 1st, 2012  
Perfect and stunning shot. And I want more snake shots from you, too!
April 1st, 2012  
Such a lovely shot!
April 1st, 2012  
What a beautiful butterfly!! Great photo.
April 1st, 2012  
beautiful! great capture
April 1st, 2012  
Oh I do so love butterflies and bees. Lovely photo.
April 2nd, 2012  
Just lovely. Fantastic capture, congrats on the PP
April 2nd, 2012  
Beautiful (again!) ... Loved your story too!
April 2nd, 2012  
Great capture. As I learned this weekend butterflys are really hard to get a good photo of...they are so quick!
April 2nd, 2012  
Beautiful :D Butterflies are one of my favourite things to photograph
April 2nd, 2012  
Pam
I love your butterfly photographs!
April 3rd, 2012  
Oh wow. Love how you will now brave the snakes to get to the B'flies :)
April 6th, 2012  
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