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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mg1744 on January 30, 2013

Great shot! One day I will see an opportunity such as this; actually have the camera with me; the wildlife will hold still for a few moments; and, maybe . . . . Like I said, great shot; Favorite10. Mark

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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