Posted July 2nd, 2014
Canadian Tiger SwallowtailI found this
butterfly crawling in the shadows on the dirt floor of my greenhouse.
It was in danger of getting stepped on while I was kludging repairs to
eke another year out of the decrepit structure before transplanting the
starter plants that were crowding me out of my sunroom. The swallowtail
obediently stepped onto a stick of wood I placed in front of it and I
carried it outside and placed it in a clump of grass. The pristine
wings of the specimen and its lack of any inclination to fly suggest to
me that it had just emerged. It remained perched on that stick for
hours in various positions with wings open and closed, giving me ample
opportunity to photograph it thoroughly.
Pentax K-5, Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro @ f/8, ISO 400