I hope everyone had a very good weekend!
I don't usually upload images of butterflies, but that doesn't mean I don't like them! A great deal of serendipity was involved in this capture, and I doubt I'll ever get another exposure quite like it.
This is a pair of giant swallowtails nectaring on Texas lantana - the one on the left is the female (dot in the third oval from the wing tip), and the one in close pursuit is the male (third oval from the wing tip is solid yellow).
I've had an interesting morning - encountered a 5-6ft snake in my back garden - realized right away from the eye/round pupil that it was non-venomous, then almost jumped when it rattled its tail! Turned out to be a Texas rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimerii), and yes, they can rattle those tails. A very beneficial guy, so I guess I'll let him stay
After that I went back inside and continued with a bit of packing. We leave for Norway next week, and I already have my own set of butterflies!
Thanks for looking,
|Camera:||Olympus E-510 Check out Olympus Image Space!|
|Lens:||Zuiko 50mm/2.0 macro |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.0|