Yes! For at least two weeks, I have been trying to capture a Swallowtail butterfly that would come for a brief visit. I am sure that it saw me coming with my camera and smiled, teasingly, as it swooped off into the woods…..far from me and my camera!
This morning, I saw this Swallowtail sitting on a milkweed flower. I grabbed the camera once again, convinced that as soon as I appeared outside, the little insect would be in flight, circling my head! But, I returned outside, and the little bugger was still there!
As I moved in close to photograph this little fellow, it seemed totally unnerved by my presence. In fact, it just kept moving about on the milkweed flowers as though I was invisible! I used my Olympus C-5050 to photograph this specimen, as it can move in closely and get very “upfront and personal”.
If you enlarge the first photo, you can see that this Swallowtail has been around! Its wings look a bit frazzled and frayed!
I decided that since this little Tiger Swallowtail was being such a willing subject, I would press the camera into the macro mode that I so treasure…….
I was so pleased to get this shot.
And as I got up so closely, look who was sitting down deeply inside one of the bracts!