Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio glaucus) on Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)
Cary North, Carolina – Sept. 15th. 2010
Cary North, Carolina – Sept. 9th. 2010
White Oak and Beech leaves in late November light
Woke from a couch nap to see this siesta on our deck rail. Had complete empathy. Double pane glass door and screen between us so focus is a little soft, in addition to the soft, diffuse light of open shade. They are necessarily ever alert so I waited until he closed his eye which told the story better. Removed some light branches in the background to keep attention on the main idea. Click on the image for full size.Gear used in this post: Pentax K3II camera, Pentax 50-135/2.8 lens + Kenko 1.5x Teleconvertor
Editing Tools used in this post: Adobe CC2015, Pixel Genius Photokit, Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet, Pantone Huey Pro
This is the second year in a row I’ve made a photograph of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly with tattered wings on August 5th. There was no plan or intention. It was simply the coincidence of us both being ragged from July in North Carolina. In my case, I needed relief from air conditioned cabin fever. My shutter speed was too slow for the light breeze and it was entirely my fault. Too much time indoors.