Spicebush Swallowtails

Today’s post features some of the many (and I mean many!) Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies that visited our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden this summer.  Hardly a day went by without seeing at least 2-3 of these beautiful butterflies:

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

They were frequent visitors to the zinnias and the “Blushing Suzy” flowering vines. Nectar was the name of the game!!!

Coming up … a few more species of butterflies that visited us!

 

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed 1/1250 sec. to 1/2000 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2020, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Flower, Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography.
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