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Photo taken in Saint-Georges, Switzerland

Swallowtail Butterfly

Feasting off nectar from a Butterfly Bush

Photo taken near Lausanne, Switzerland

At the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Stairway to Heaven


I am relisting this photo, because I think it's one of my better ones :-)


I hope you like.

Photo taken in Jougne, France

Dans un mois je reviendrai

Butterfly, my Butterfly

Près de toi je resterai.


(Danyel Gerard)

Have a fabulous day and take care!...(*_*)...:)

non perdetevi questo video....!!!!

Sfacciataggine della Eni......complimenti......!!!!

In my opinion one of our most beautiful butterflies.


Hope you agree.

I think this is some type of swallowtail, yet don't know what kind .If you do , please tell..For those that are still in snow and cold now , spring is coming, for you...


Information Courtesy of Born To Be Mild...Thank you !!


(aka Tiger Swallowtail)

This unique species of swallowtail is a quick and strong flier, gliding when able. The males are a bright yellow, while the females can exhibit two different color forms; yellow and black and black and blue. The darker form is more common in the southern states. The caterpillar is just as remarkable, it resembles a small snake with eyespots. This butterfly particularly enjoys pink, purple, and red flowers, and is a wonderful visitor to any garden.


I found a fabulous site to help with butterfly ids it is .html

"Butterfly Hunting" - Hunting butterflies in Autumn. Gulf fritillaries are especially active this time of season. Dancing from flower to flower they light my garden with autumn radiance.


The second photo from the "Radiance" series.

ciao felice giornata a tutti... ;o)

Thanks everyone. It peaked at #45 in Explore.


And recently won a contest:

Thanks for looking and don't forget to leave a comment.

Comments are cool beans.

Feel free to use my images, I like the publicity but please credit the photos.

Thank you!

The Ismenius Tiger or Tiger Heliconian (Heliconius ismenius) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family found in Central America and northern South America. They are highly populous as south as Ecuador and Venezuela and as north as southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. The H. ismenius are more commonly called the tiger-striped long wing butterfly. The H. ismenius’s nickname is blatantly derived from its long butterfly wing structure as well as the beautiful burnt orange and black stripes, which resemble the stripes of a tiger coat. Pierre André Latreille, a French Zoologist, found the Heliconius ismenius in 1817. The H. ismenius is known for being the first individual evidence, other than Charles Darwin’s finch research in the Galapagos Islands, for the proof of natural selection, exemplified by Henry Walter Bates.


Heliconius ismenius se nomme l'Œil du tigre en français, Tiger-striped Longwing en anglais. La sous espèce Clarescens se trouve au Costa Rica et au Panama

This pair of common blue butterflies were certainly enjoying the sunshine ;o)


I got many shots of these two while they were mating, a third came along (another male) and the first male flew off to be replaced by the new male!!!!


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The butterfly was sharing a thistle flower with a hornet.

If you chased him and caught him, would you hurt him, keep him, or let him go?


From "The Book That Dreams"


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Had to work on this shot since there hasn't been a lot of colour around these parts in a while.

I do not have an identification on this lovely butterfly--just love the blues, purples and white against the brown. If anyone knows, please feel free to let me know.


Taken at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Butterfly Exhibit 2011-2012.


Explored June 17, 2012, highest position 210.

Vlindertuin (Amazonica) Diergaarde Blijdorp Rotterdam


Butterfly World, Coconut Creek, Florida.

Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. It may be the most familiar North American butterfly. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm (3½–4 in) (the viceroy butterfly is similar in color and pattern, but is markedly smaller and has an extra black stripe across the hind wing).


The eastern North American monarch population is notable for its multigenerational southward late-summer/autumn migration from the United States and northern Canada to Mexico, covering thousands of miles. The western North American population of monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains most often migrate to sites in California but have been found in overwintering Mexico sites. Monarchs were transported to the International Space Station and were bred there.

Butterfly using my new Micro Nikkor :)

View on black!!!

O butterfly, butterfly

Teach us to fly

We want to reach the sky

Touch the milky moon

And play with stars

O butterfly, butterfly

Teach us how and why

You are so beautiful

We want to beautify

Ourselves like you

And attract attention of all

O butterfly, butterfly

Tell us the way

In which we may

Make ourselves colourful

And we may be playful

We want to be cheerful

O butterfly, butterfly

Tell us the secrets

Of your beauty

Unveil the mystery

How do you fly

We want to fly

Like you beautiful butterfly

O butterfly, butterfly


Shashikant Nishant Sharma

Butterfly 20/07/2014 11:17 DSC_3592

Nikon D3

Lens: Sigma 180MM F.2.8

Exposure :1/1600 sec; f/5,6; ISO 500

Converting Raw: Capture One 7

The Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly doing it's thing on none other than the flower of the butterfly bush.

My daughter saw this butterfly on the road in Rock State Park MD. It was probably disabled due to a wing problem.She held her hand out and he hopped on. Butterflies have a very short lifespan..

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