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SWALLOWTAIL ON DWARF POINCIANA . . .One from a couple days ago. The Dwarf Poinciana tree is an anchor plant in the Butterfly Garden. Every butterfly that visits the garden visits this beautiful flowering tree, some briefly but others like this lovely Swallowtail linger to nectar.

The Butterfly Garden has been very busy lately with a myriad of flying visitors. Queens, Fritillarys, Longwings, Monarchs and a variety of Swallowtails have been dropping in, some for a brief visit and others for a much longer stay. All are lovely and I am utterly amazed and thrilled with each visitor.

This is the first year for this particular Butterfly Garden and I must admit I am rather pleased. Everything planted here is either for butterfly nectaring or is a butterfly host plant (where they lay their eggs and the caterpillars feed). It is in its beginning stages and won't fully fill the area for another year or so.

Thanks for looking!

Thanks for all the votes and comments on my previous uploads!

God bless and have a wonderful day!
PattiSmile

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:SWALLOWTAIL ON DWARF POINCIANA . . .
Username:PattiW PattiW
Uploaded:24 Oct 2013 - 12:02 PM
Tags:Swallowtail, Wildlife / nature
Votes:40

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 12:06 PM

You have certainly been richly rewarded for your effort on the butterfly garden. This is a delicate and beautiful image.

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digital_boi
24 Oct 2013 - 12:08 PM

the butterfly garden has worked a treat for you Patti another excellent capture

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 12:13 PM

A pleasing frame filler here.
Good shot.
Mick.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 1:06 PM

Beautiful and colourful image,well done,
saeid

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Mollycat
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24 Oct 2013 - 1:09 PM

Lovely colourful presentation. GrinGrin Peter.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 2:38 PM

You are so lucky to have such a beautiful tree in your garden, Patti, and to attract these beautiful butterflies is a bonus Smile A beautiful image. Carol

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Maiwand
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24 Oct 2013 - 2:52 PM

Great narrative Patti. I wish you every success with your butterfly garden.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Oct 2013 - 2:53 PM

A lovely and well captured image Patti Grin

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danbrann
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24 Oct 2013 - 3:07 PM

That butterfly is so well detailed.

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GeorgePlatis
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24 Oct 2013 - 4:15 PM

Beautiful composition!
George

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 5:17 PM

A splendid colourful capture
Ju

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 - 5:51 PM

Beautiful captureSmile

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
24 Oct 2013 - 6:39 PM

I've been off here for a while but a very nice shot to come back to.Smile

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Lillian
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24 Oct 2013 - 8:07 PM

Such a lovely image Patti
Lillian

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EMJAYCEE
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24 Oct 2013 - 8:18 PM

Lovely images you are giving us Patti.
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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2013 - 5:28 PM

Beautiful shot, lovely butterfly too

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2013 - 11:50 AM

A pleasure to look at! I like the butterfly and the flower! Both great subjects in this wonderful compo. Grin
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dawnmichelle
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27 Oct 2013 - 1:10 PM

beautiful shot.. I love to see them in the summer.. brightens up the day

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debu
debu  4 India
27 Oct 2013 - 2:05 PM

Lovely colourful detailed image.
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Mavis
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6 Nov 2013 - 10:45 AM

Superb Patti. Love the colours . It is a delicate image . Love it xx

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