i'm not thrilled with these as photos, but as documentation i am over the moon. yesterday was an amazing day for butterflies. overcast and threatening rain all day long. i've noticed that a sky that looks like impending storm brings out the butterflies, though i haven't figured out why.
i was completely entranced in photographing a mating pair, two swalllowtails, one yellow, one black when out of the corner of my eye i noticed another black swallowtail shot through with so much blue. i actually sucked in my breath when i spotted it. unfortunately, this pipevine swallowtail was constant hyper motion, and my focus is off, but i had to share him anyway.
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