Mornings giddily photographing southern and northern butterflies, in the Butterflies & Blooms Briar Patch Habitat, Georgia, midway between South Carolina and Florida, midway between Atlanta and Savannah, sort of.
I’d seen a Giant Swallowtail in my own Pittsburgh side yard this past September 2015, and that was a Thrill! She was worn, and had some time ago seen her magnificence disappear, scale by scale.
August 2016 here, and I know what I want. I want to shoot Giants and score their rich color, and the deep, warm color of the blooms they are visiting.
There are 3, 4, 5 flying around here, they come, they go. Much mystery surrounds that, but too busy to explore such behavior.
Jeff amongst the Giant Swallowtails, among the largest butterflies found in the United States of America.
So, here is what I want to share, the especially gorgeous coloration of the ventral surface of a Giant’s wing. A fresh, strong, handsome Giant, nectaring atop a lusciously tinted Mexican sunflower (Tithonia), in one of America’s finest butterfly Habitat. Wings aflutter, yellow, black, burnt orange, baby blues, all the way to that nifty tail. Good. Very good.
2 thoughts on “Amongst the Giants”
your excitement and appreciation of all the wings in the wild is so refreshing! understanding the mission and helping spread the word as you do an inspiration as we work in the habitat or plan for more work when the weather warms.. here is yet another lovely capture that causes that quick breath, held a moment, before the magical wings float away
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Sharing the fruits of Your labor gives me great pleasure. How many among us can herald the siren call to tens of thousand of winged beauties? You did, and that to me is . . . Amazing!
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