Tuesday, March 20, 2012

papilio glaucus

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papilio glaucus

I spent my sunday outside with the blossoming trees and butterflies. Just as I was leaving to go
home and have some lunch a beautiful tiger swallowtail (papilio glaucus) swept by me and landed
on a flowering tree for a sip. She let me photograph her for well over ten minutes, which is pretty good for a butterfly. They move around a lot so you have to have patience to photograph them.
Butterflies make my heart sing. I've always loved watching their graceful flight.

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. 
~Nathaniel Hawthorne





12 comments:

  1. So dreamy :) Great variety of images too, it's nice when you can take your time and try different angles.
    C

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    1. Thank you! She was so sweet to let me have time with her.

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  2. these are gorgeous. so lucky that little ms. butterfly stuck around for you! :)

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    1. thank you! I was very lucky that she was so into those blossoms!

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  3. gorgeous shots of what must have been a beautiful day

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  4. Oh spring, I love you!! :)
    There is nothing like having a beautiful butterfly pose for you!!
    I love the way you composed each shot! They are all so stunning!!

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  5. How was I not following you before?? Have remedied that now :)

    These are so beautiful, as always!

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    1. I'm glad you found me again! Thank you!! xo

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