Wordless Wednesday 17/52 Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

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Pipvine Swallowtail Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Nikon Df| Nikkor 180mm f/2.8| SanDisk Extreme Pro Digital Film| PS CC 2017 & On1 Photo 10

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Author: circadianreflections

My name is Deborah Zajac. I'm a photographer living in Silicon Valley. I am a passionate nature, landscape, night/astro photographer. I shoot predominately in color and use Nikon Digital Cameras, and lenses. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I've taken while on my travels. Please feel free to leave a comment I'd love to hear from you.

34 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday 17/52 Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly”

  1. Beautiful shots, Deborah, capturing the butterfly from all angles! I saw quite a few pipevine swallowtails on a butterfly trip Thursday that took me to Yolo County but did not even get a blurry photo. They were circling the just-bloomed buckeye trees at the entrance to Putah Creek. It was after 6 pm and they would not perch–at least not where I could see them. Maybe I will get back there someday.

    For Thursday doors, you might take a wide lens to Elizabeth Gamble Garden in Palo Alto. It’s just down Embarcadero from PA Baylands (3rd left after Middlefield Rd). But pack a macro lens too, for the flowers. Open daylight hours, free admission.

    1. I hope you get back to Putah Creek. I’ve seen lots of reports from that area with great birding, and now butterflies! 🙂

      Hey, let’s do Elizabeth Gamble Garden together! It’s been ages since I’ve seen you.

      Thanks for the lovely comment!

  2. These each have special unique beauty in their features! I love the fabulous angle on the first and second pictures. The black wings still look sheer in these, shimmery and luminescent. A truly special treat, thank you! xo

      1. I like how still and it does look like it is waiting for its wings to prepare for flight, Deborah. Simply lovely to see a rather rare type, which I’m not sure if I have seen this type before.
        Hope you have a special weekend, friend! xo

    1. They are gorgeous Melissa! It was the first time I’d ever seen this butter fly up close and got some decent images made of it. It’s so beautiful I want to grow some Dutchman’s Pipevine to have some here. 🙂

  3. You’ve done this gorgeous Swallowtail great justice, Deborah. Beautifully captured and lovely depth. Sadly, butterflies are in spectacular decline in large parts of the UK. Your shots are a definite day-brightener!! 😂

    1. Thank you so much Rob! It was a such a treat to see them. I wonder if Butterflies are on the wane here too? Thankfully this garden is dedicated to having plants that they love to feed on so they have a home there.

      1. I’m glad to hear it, Deborah. My garden is secluded, crammed with all sorts of many different plants and still butterflies struggle to thrive here. I wonder if summer will change that.. fingers crossed! 😉

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