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signs of summer

Regular visitors know my wife and I (mostly my wife) raise Black Swallowtail butterflies and have been doing so for many years. She plants tons of parsley to attract adults to lay their eggs. Once the egg hatch and the caterpillars get 1/4″ long, we bring them inside and raise them in containers. Once they emerge from the chrysalis, we put them back outside.

This one came out yesterday. It complements the Indian blanket flower nicely.  There are SOOC, no post processing except for the watermark.

black swallowtail

 

A different angle that I like better

black swallowtail

7 thoughts on “signs of summer

  1. TheChieftess says:

    Wow!!! Such beautiful butterflies! And your photos are fabulous!

  2. RuneE says:

    A beauty if ever I have seen one (or two) !

  3. Amy says:

    Great shots! YOu must’ve taken the photos just at the right time.

  4. TexWisGirl says:

    my connection is so freaking bad this week, i’ve tried 2 different days, for 10 min. at a time to open your blog. finally got this far and it won’t load the photos. i tried…

  5. TexWisGirl says:

    fine. now it did. i hate technology… but your shots are beautiful.

  6. rebecca says:

    Just beautiful. What a wonderful hobby to have.