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Archive for August 25th, 2013

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly: Up and Away!

The Giant Swallowtails once again returned to the Butterfly Bush at the front window this year:

Giant Swallowtail - Liftoff

Giant Swallowtail – Liftoff

Their wings never stop fluttering while they feed:

Giant Swallowtail - feeding

Giant Swallowtail – feeding

I’ve never seen butterfly wings in this position:

Giant Swallowtail - Downstroke

Giant Swallowtail – Downstroke

All hand-held with the Sony DSC-H5 and no additional lenses. The top picture was underexposed by two stops to remove the background. The bottom picture has fill flash in addition to full sun backlight.

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