CARLETTA'S CAPTURES

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail

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38 comments:

quilly said...

What an incredible capture! Did you find this in your yard?

b13 said...

Oh wow! I've seen yellow and black swallowtails but this is beautiful!

at the cottage said...

WOW. What a great capture. She is beautiful!

Yiu have a wonderful blog Carletta. Amazing photos.

Rose said...

Of all the butterflies, this is one of my favorites.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful!

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BarbiePhobia said...

wow.... what a beautiful butterfly! Great shot.

Indrani said...

Stunning capture!

judi said...

a creature with red "eyes" on it's tail, how cool is that? wonderful shot, your sneaky to get this close.

i beati said...

i am so enjoying your blog the brightness of central points lovely

2sweetnsaxy said...

Ooh, great shot and that one's a beauty! It never ceases to amaze me how many varieties of butterflies there are.

Bruce said...

As Thumper would say..."pretty flower"
Beautiful photo:)

Faye Pekas said...

Wow he is gorgeous. Love those two red dots.

Joy said...

Absolutely outstanding!

Cezar and Léia said...

Unique! I love butterflies!Great picture!
purrs and love
Luna(from Brazil)

Anya said...

Fantastic shot,
really great makro picture :)

Anya :)
Kareltje =^.^=

Sharon said...

What a beautiful butterfly! Great shot!

Dianne said...

love the bit of red, great shot!!

mamapippas said...

That's a beauty, little red spots, lovely ...

Babooshka said...

Marvellous close up.

Snap said...

Incredible! Beautiful! Thank you!

Prospero said...

You must have been pretty happy when you saw this little critter flying around. And to land somewhere so that you could take the shot... miraculous.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Wow ... what a magnificent capture of this stunning 'critter' ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Susan said...

Great shot....gorgeous- as are all the picture on your site!

The Steve said...

I've never seen a butter fly like this. Very pretty. Great find, Carletta !

Willard said...

A beautiful shot, Carletta. I cannot recall having seen this butterfly before and I know I have not photographed one. Thanks for sharing this special encounter!

Amanda Guthrie said...

Carletta, awesome shot, this is one variety we do not have here so it is lovely to view your shots!We do have a white Swallowtail the "Pale" but it has more black than this one and no red at the tail just some oranges. Great shot!

ramblingwoods said...

Oh..what a catch Carletta and it is a beauty!!! They are hard to grab as they don't stand still much...

Kate said...

yes, this is a wonderful capture of a beautiful creature!

Pietro said...

Beautiful close-up, Carletta! That's a really special butterfly!

magiceye said...

this indeed is a brilliant capture!


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Glennis said...

Such a pretty butterfly, love the tiny red flashes on his tail end. Great pic.

Martha said...

Beautiful little critter :-)

Karen said...

Beautiful !!!

How did you get it to sit still long enough for you to capture it??

I seem to have been chasing butterflies and dragonflies around all week, with nothing to show for it, at least photo wise :-)

Guess I need to develop a faster camera trigger finger :-)

Great capture !!

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Love the butterfly.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

This is gorgeous! Wonderful capture, Carletta.

Brooke said...

This is just fabulous.

Leedra said...

The Zebra Swallowtail seems more rare in my area than the other Swallowtails. Any photo is great to have of the Zebras.

Kerri said...

I have seen them...but never able to get a shot off! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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