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By jdh2
This is a tiger swallowtail butterfly taken in my back yard. The weather has been quite nice lately with afternoon temperatures about 80 degrees Farenheit. The butterflies have been showing up with birds becoming quite active and hummingbirds to soon follow. Taken with Nikon D-300, 18-200 vr, f/6.3, 1/320 sec.

Tags: Nature Spring Butterfly Swallowtail Wildlife and nature

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MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2008 10:44PM
Super shot, but I am very jealous as I shiver up here in the North east of England
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
23 Mar 2008 1:28AM
lovely capture.. I love the color
luxaeternam 14 21 1
23 Mar 2008 9:01AM
Are you rubbing it in - lol! Snow here despite the obvious signs of spring. Sad
Lovely butterfly.
Smile Lucy
yelnats 13
23 Mar 2008 9:27AM
lovely shot, great detail
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
23 Mar 2008 11:42AM
nickyv32 14 135 England
23 Mar 2008 1:03PM
Lovely shot, well caught.

daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 10:55PM
Brr only 4 degrees C here, had a sprinkling of snow too. Wish I was there!!

These are wonderful butterflies, and so big too. I saw them and hummingbirds on my visit to the States last July.
Well done.


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