The Embrace (i)

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At the end of July, on an uncommonly hot day, this Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio troilus) briefly visited a Tiger Lily (Lilium tigrinum). The swallowtails are unique in that even while feeding, they continue to flutter their wings.

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Hamid Moghadam on July 30, 2010


Really beautiful macro and very nice colors!

like 1

Have a good time


Paxdeena on July 30, 2010

I hope not a deadly one Jean,great color and macro!!


Jean Gregory Evans on July 30, 2010

Hamid Moghadam, thank you very much! Hope you have a good time too. Good luck in the contest!

Joke, perhaps I should amend the title since this is the kind of embrace that is all good. :)

Have a good weekend!


Itallica on July 31, 2010

Amazing! like

How many takes to get this beauty?

Jean Gregory Evans on July 31, 2010

This was the third shot of three shots. It left soon after I arrived. I couldn't wait for its return as it was stinking hot out! I was about to wilt and had to leave.

Lucky Jean

H. Lotfi-Azad on July 31, 2010

A masterpiece ...

I LIKE it (5)!

All the bests, Lotfi (^_^)

Jean Gregory Evans on July 31, 2010

Thank you very much, Lofti! I appreciate those very encouraging words.


Cindy Breen on July 31, 2010

Beautiful Jean

LIKE it very much

Have a great day


Itallica on July 31, 2010

Three shots only! Incredibly great capture.

spencer baugh on July 31, 2010

Quite amazing. Beautiful photo.

thanos Kouk on July 31, 2010

Spectacular capture!L

joyfotos on August 1, 2010

Gorgeous! A great capture! Like!

Boban Onosimoski on August 1, 2010

beautiful macro shoot I like it ! greetings from Macedonia.

Jean Gregory Evans on August 1, 2010

cindy555, thank you for the compliment and Like! You have a great day too. :)

Itallica, The first one showed the butterfly from the back with its wings closed, nearly invisible.

spence-ation, Thank you very kindly!

john6668, I'm tickled pink with your compliment!

Αταραξία by Marian, that's a huge compliment, thank you! Thanks for the Like too.

THANOS., I appreciate your compliment and Like.

joyfotos, You too, I do appreciate!

b.onosimoski, Thank you for the nice words and the like... greetings to you in Macedonia.


Mahyar Younis on August 1, 2010

صورة جميلة جدا

Bedri Akçay on August 1, 2010
  • Thanks jean~ge,,,;
  • very beautiful photo
  • I Liked İt
  • greetings, respects
  • best wishes, BEDRİ AKÇAY
**omidka&Arman** on August 2, 2010

Very nice ♥ ♥ Like♥ 14 ♥

juncujuncu on August 3, 2010

Wonderful macro. Like

ekaakini on August 3, 2010

This image is truly a work of art, Jean!

what a lucky capture!

my compliments!

Like*, naturallly!


helianta on August 5, 2010

Great shot and photo!!! Greetings, helianta.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 30, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jean Gregory Evans
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
    • Taken on 2010/07/29 15:44:43
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 100.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash