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While in Il, USA I spied a new to me Butterfly at one of the reserves I visited.
The Giant Swallowtail is the largest Butterfly of all of North America, but Female Tiger Swallowtails are nearly the same size.
They live mostly in the Eastern US and it typically stays in wooded areas and residential gardens.
This one looks like an adult and a bit tattered, but I was thrilled to see it!
Fuji X-T3| Fujinon 100-400mm| PS CC 23.4.1
FYI- I’ll be taking a break from the blog until mid August. I’ll have limited internet so I’ll catch up with you then. Be safe, and well until then!
more to come…
39 thoughts on “Whatever Weds. Giant Swallowtail Butterfly”
Hope your break was nice!!
Thank you so much, it was nice. I’m still not back to blogging with my regularity though. Guess I’m still breaking. 😀
Yes! Nurse the break and let it flow as long as it needs to be !
Because then it will help you more in the long run!
(Even tho you are missed – breaks are important)
Thank you for your support and encouragement!! I love making images just not so much editing and posting right now.
A beautiful composition and capture! The milkweed and butterfly muted colors work very well together.
Thank you so much, Denise! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and images.
What a beautiful composition, Deborah. I hope you are able to enjoy your unblogging break. Stay safe and well. Hugs on the wing.
Thank you, you too!! 🤗
Happy to say the Swallowtail is a familiar sight around here (and yes, I’m in the eastern US). Beautiful shot, Deborah!
I’m so glad you liked it, Paul! It was a treat for me to see one.
Very nice images. I miss milkweeds and all the butterflies it enjoy them.
Thank you so much, John!!
I love butterflies, and this one is beautiful. Thank you! Enjoy you time away, Deborah.
Thank you so much, Jennie! 🤗
You’re welcome, Deborah!
I always enjoy seeing butterflies, Deborah. This is a lovely photo.
Thank you so much , Dan! Me too.
It looks like a wonderful pose. Love it!
Thank you so much, Judy!! 🤗
Lovely! Have a nice break, Deborah!
Thank you so much, Belinda!!
They are gorgeous! Did you hear that monarch butterflies are now an endangered species? 😦
Hope you’ll have lots of time to chase butterflies during your hiatus: are you doing something fun?
Thank you so much!! I did see a couple of new butterflies while away! 😄💃
They are so beautiful. Enjoy your hiatus, Deborah.
Thank you so much, Cheryl!!🥰
Have a good break, Deborah
Thanks for the picture of the giant swallowtail. There were several swallowtails here both yellow and black varieties while I was dabbing pollen yesterday. There was also a swallowtail caterpillar on the fennel. I will have to see if it is still there and get a picture today. Enjoy your travels Deborah.
Did you get a photo of that caterpillar you were telling me about? Could you tell what type of butterfly it would become? I rarely see caterpillars anymore. I did as a kid though.
All I could tell is some kind of swallowtail. It was on the fennel here in the garden. I am far from being an expert in identifying them.
How exciting!! You know way more than I do…I don’t know what a Swallowtail caterpillar looks like! I’d have to look it up and hope I could see what makes it so. Sometimes Identifying birds is so hard I can imagine it’s that way with most things.
Enjoy your stay Deborah, whereever you will be going. Come back safely!
Thank you so much, Peter!!
Bon voyage till the next time.