Black swallowtail

At the Chattahoochee Nature Center, I saw lots of butterflies in their special exhibit but, there were also a good number out in the wild.  This black swallowtail was one of the natives that I observed while walking around.  It was a little breezy that day which made it hard to get a sharp image since not only the butterfly was moving but also the plants that it was landing on.  I really love the color and patterns in the lower wings and that signature swallowtail at the end of it!

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
100mm @ f/8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 250

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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