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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Butterflies are visiting the blossoms on my Grandmother’s Pincushion plants. This female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail fed and floated around the plants for almost an hour.

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both photos: Canon 60D, Canon 100mm macro lens.

top: ISO 100, 100mm, f/5.0, 1/400

bottom: ISO 100, 100mm,  f/4.0, 1/250

female eastern tiger swallowtail

female eastern tiger swallowtail

Author: Karen Chandler

Metal clay jewelry, nature photography, and digital scrapbooking are Karen's passions. She is mostly self-taught, enjoying the learning process as much as producing her works of art. Karen's jewelry features fine silver, copper, and bronze. She sculpts and refines metal clay, then kiln fires her pieces and polishes them to perfection. The process allows for exciting interpretations of symbols, shapes, textures, and combinations of metals. A long time user of Photoshop, Karen loves to create digital layouts with her photos. Her layouts and albums are a diary of sorts; documenting milestones, recording happy times, and celebrating her love of nature.

15 thoughts on “Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  1. These pics made me happy! I love butterflies! You captured them very nicely as they were enjoying their meal!

  2. Beautiful photos! I love the colors on the second shot. The muted pink of the flowers and the butterfly wings just complement each other so nicely. Lovely!

  3. What a beautiful photo Karen – I love butterflies and your photos are absolutely gorgeous, thank you for sharing!

  4. These are lovely Karen. You really captured the detail in a very “soft” way.

  5. Wonderful photos, Karen! These are such beautiful butterflies to come upon as well.

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  7. Love the detail on these photos! You take such amazing shots, thanks for posting these! 🙂

  8. Amazing picture of the Tiger Swallow butterfly you have a very keen eye for great photography, looking forward for the pics