A few of my favourite things..

Ulysses Swallowtail

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It’s hiding the brilliant blue of the upperside of the wings.

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4 responses

  1. Oh my! his wings are like silk! Wait until I show my husband these photos of the butterflies. We have heaps of these up here. How ever did you get still. We have 2 or 3 ulysses that flutter through our yard all the time, and they are FAST! To fast to even get a good look at, let along get a snap shot of!!

    Seriously, your photography is excellent my dear friend!

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    January 25, 2009 at 7:03 am

  2. Thank you Blossom. This is one of my all time favourite photos. I think the base of the wing looks like liquid, dripping.

    Now it’s confession time. Some of my butterflies are photographed by perseverance: it can take a long time of running over the yard/park/neighbourhood chasing the little critters before they stop, and getting my manual focus thing down pat before they fly off again. Other times it’s chance, such as the one that wandered into my laundry. (it is such a good thing I can’t go out to hang the washing without taking my camera – it just proves that it is a not an unfounded mania 😉 ).

    But this one I took in a butterfly house in Coffs Harbour – that seriously increases the chance of a good shot! So while I may look like I am improving, it could just be that I am getting smarter about chasing my subjects! 🙂

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    January 25, 2009 at 10:51 am

  3. Honestly BB, flying free, living in a log, your laundry taps, in a cage or wherever… I am enjoying your photos so much… Perfecto!!

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    January 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm

  4. Thank you sweet friend!

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    January 25, 2009 at 9:36 pm

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