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Photography has lead me to become more interested in so many things. Parts of life I never really thought about that now I have a little more knowledge of and understanding of because photography guided me there. Butterflies were never more than a passing interest for me before photography. I didn’t know much about them. I still don’t know a lot. The only butterfly I could probably identify would be a Monarch… Read More

We most often think of butterflies like the Spicebush Swallowtail as being found on flowers. Maybe sometimes a butterfly would be found on another plant or on the ground. I thought it was interesting to find this Spicebush Swallowtail on the pavement. The asphalt background is similar in color but dissimilar in texture to the Spicebush Swallowtail. I think that makes for an interesting photo. Especially when combined with the colors on… Read More

The Monarch Butterfly might be one of the first butterflies a person would think of in our region. Monarch Butterflies are often found on flowers particularly Milkweed flowers. However, I think I have photographed Monarch Butterflies on non-flower subjects more than any other butterfly I photograph regularly. I really like how this composition turned out. This Monarch Butterfly is featured on a nice and clean background as it sits on a milkweed… Read More

It seems like butterfly species either feature bright colors or are completely drab. The Great Spangled Fritillary finds a happy medium. I love the subtle orangy brown color. And the black patterns across the wings make it more interesting. It is bright but nor showy. One feature of the Great Spangled Fritillary that I find interesting is the difference in the underside of the wing. Often butterflies have similar but diminished colors… Read More

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is probably the most brightly colored butterfly I see where I live. Look at all that color. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is one of my favorite butterflies to photograph. They are beautiful and brightly colored. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is relatively common. That means if you like photographing butterflies and you would like to photograph an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail then you can probably find one in the time… Read More

I really like the Eastern Comma butterfly. The Eastern Comma has nice subtle coloring and shading. My favorite feature of the Eastern Comma butterfly is the unusual shape of its wings. Most of the butterflies we think of have large rounded wings in comparison to their bodies. The Eastern Comma on the other hand has almost the opposite of that wing shape. The shape of the Eastern Comma wing is almost like… Read More

The Black Swallowtail is a large and beautiful butterfly. I would describe the Black Swallowtail as visually striking. But maybe for a different reason than most butterflies are. Many butterflies that people notice get noticed because they are brilliantly colored. On the other hand the Black Swallowtail is almost entirely black. What sets the Black Swallowtail apart and makes it visually striking is the fact that it’s black is punctuated with brilliantly… Read More

I really like this photo. I think it is a pretty unique look at a butterfly species that at least I don’t see or photograph very often. This is the Baltimore Checkerspot. I have only had the opportunity to photographs the Baltimore Checkerspot on a few occasions. Often butterfly photographs show off the wings of the butterfly. And that is for good reasons. The wings often showcase most of the butterflies colors…. Read More