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Swallowtail in the Pomegranate Bloom ... 5-17-12 | by Moon Shine Photography
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Swallowtail in the Pomegranate Bloom ... 5-17-12

Every time I go in the house from being out in the yard, trying to find BIG butterflies to take photos of, they come out!! Not until I go in the house though!


Today I got one photo of a small butterfly and came in and sat down at the computer. I looked out the window and here was this beauty just flitting all around the pomeagranate bush.


I thought to myself, "It will never stay there until I get my camera and get outside" but I'm going to try anyway.


As soon as I walked out the door away it flew! I thought "You booger!" and decided to take some photos of the flowers instead.


About that time the butterfly came back and dove right into the flower!!! Like it was dying of thirst or starvation!


I took as many photos as I could thinking I wouldn't get a good one because the camera will focus on the nearest thing to me and blur out the things behind it. I must have taken 20 photos and luckily I got this one.


I do have a couple others of the butterfly in different places on the bush, but this is the one I like the best. Hope you do too.

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Taken on May 17, 2012