Baltimores Are Flying . . . Now

Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly photographed by Jeff Zablow in Jamestown Audubon Center, NY

We all have our own stored away visual memories of butterflies that have left us in Awe! I’ve never counted how many my brain has in its butterfly met image stored library?

Oh, you want me to guess? I’d guess this decades long photographer of butterflies has more than 50 all-time Happily Shocked! images of butterflies tucked away in my cerebral gray matter.

This is one of them. That newly eclosed Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly seen at the Jamestown Audubon Center (they changed their name after) in far western New York State. To this day, I Love this image and find this butterfly to be a reminder of G-d’s creative beauty. I do.


Shocking Black Beauty

Earring Series - Blackswallowtail butterflies coupled, photographed by Jeff Zablow at "Butterflies and Blooms in the Briar Patch," Eatonton, GACounting the number of eye-pleasing views in this Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly image, much pleases me. Early morning in the Butterflies & Blooms Briar Patch Habitat I in Eatonton, Georgia and I was happily shocked to discover this coupled pair amidst a perennial bed.

She was above here, and she had those 2 sought after looks: fresh and magnificent.

They soon after fled, ending up as seen in the ‘Earring’ series that we feature here in ‘Earring’ series remains my most favorite series of butterfly photographs. I think this is a better image of the pair, with the female’s dorsal side in view.

Shockingly pretty, this, no?