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By PattiW  
TIGER SWALLOWTAIL (male) ON THISTLE . . .Finally the butterflies have arrived. Somewhat late this year but here none-the-less!

I was driving to town on a back road today when I saw a field of thistle. They were just loaded with Tiger Swallowtaila and a few other species. But the Swallowtails were perfuse. Our roads here in Tennessee are somewhat narrow with no shoulders to speak of. I had to drive maybe a quarter of a mile till I found a spot to safely park the car and had to walk back. But I think the images I got were well worth it.

Thanks for looking,
God bless,

Tags: Butterflies Wildlife and nature Tiger Swallowtails

Voters: robthecamman, NeilWigan, stuart1963 and 49 more

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NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
14 Aug 2012 11:54PM
well worth the walk.

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 11:59PM
Nice image well presented.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Aug 2012 12:10AM
A beauty of a butterfly expertly captured and presented, Patti.
A truly beautiful image in every regard.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
15 Aug 2012 1:39AM
A great result for your efforts and beautifully presented too.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 4:19AM
A work of art this compo!
Wonderful work... IB
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Aug 2012 5:28AM
A glorious image, Patti, perfectly captured and presented. Very few swallowtails here this year Sad Carol
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
15 Aug 2012 6:08AM
Puts my efforts to shame! I can't get the little critters to stay still.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
15 Aug 2012 6:59AM
Well worth every step.
A beautiful shot,I bet your glad you found somewhere to park your car
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 8:26AM
your work is just getting better and better
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 8:58AM
Superb image!

9 10 10 England
15 Aug 2012 9:07AM
Thank you for your effort Patti (parking, walking back) The image is beautiful.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 10:07AM
What a wonderful image, beautifully composed and excellent light.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 Aug 2012 10:33AM
The yellow and green background sets this insect off so well. Lovely presentation as well, Patti.

Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
15 Aug 2012 10:36AM
Lovely "flutterby"……so colourful has super impact…….

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
15 Aug 2012 11:03AM
Well worth the effort,,stunning detail Patti.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Aug 2012 1:08PM
Yes, indeed, this has been an excellent series!
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 3:59PM

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 5:25PM
Beautiful shot !!!....& that 'subdued' border works very well with this image !!!.....subtlety adds class !!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
15 Aug 2012 6:57PM
Great shot Patti. Wish I could have seen that field full of Swallowtails !GrinGrin
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 7:48PM
A beautiful shotSmile
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 9:09PM
That is so special Patti,
a beautiful capture
15 Aug 2012 10:06PM
An artistic image.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 3:32PM
Perfect timing, colour, detail and presentation Patti. Its a cracking shot.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Aug 2012 12:33AM
fantastic sunny capture with great detail
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 6:51PM
A lovely capture Patti - very clear and detailed SmileSmile
19 Aug 2012 9:27PM
Beautiful shot and presentation Patti,well done..Lin

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