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"Crouching Tiger" (Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Buddleia davidii 'Potter's Purple') Nikon D300, 70mm, F/5.6, 1/1600s, -0.7EV, ISO 500

"Crouching Tiger" (Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Buddleia davidii 'Potter's Purple') Nikon D300, 70mm, F/5.6, 1/1600s, -0.7EV, ISO 500

It has been a sad, sad season for butterflies. 😦

By now the garden is typically swarming with Monarchs, Painted Ladies and Swallowtails. Alas, there’s not a single Monarch butterfly to be found and, of the Swallowtails, most are showing battle scars from near misses with birds. Sigh. So sad, indeed.

It was a sight for sore eyes then to spot this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at the Butterfly Bush ‘Potter’s Purple’ with his colorful wings still intact! Hooray!

I did my best to keep up with him and, recalling my shutter speed troubles with the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, I was determined to not repeat that same mistake!

Come back for a drink anytime, Mr. Swallowtail! 

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