I lovely black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) I saw on a windy day near a conservation area lake.
omg, he's beautiful! I haven't seen one yet this year, but you can bet if I do, I'm going to try to get a picture. ^^ You take the most wonderful pictures. <3
Thanks! It was pretty difficult to get the thing in focus. That day was rather windy, so the flower was blowing around with the butterfly on top of it x.x
I like butterfly closeups, I can see the veins on the wings and everything. I can even see the stippling pattern on parts of the wing
So pretty! What a gorgeous butterfly...I didn't know swallowtails had those little bits of light blue on their wings.