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Friday, September 13, 2013

Swallowtail-mania

I sat and watched for the Ornythion for awhile this morning. Thought I might have glimpsed it, but while I was watching I got photos of a Black Swallowtail and a Two-tailed Swallowtail. The latter I had only seen here once before, years ago, before I had a digital camera. So I was thrilled to get a decent photo of it.

























As you can see, I struggled with the manual camera setting on these.
The Two-tailed didn't hang around long. It got mobbed and harrassed by Pipevine Swallowtails.


And here is the Black Swallowtail.


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots of the swallowtails. Glad your tanks have added water. Connie and I are going to be back down at our place on the ranch next week (9/17/13-9/22/13). Hope it will be ok to visit the Oasis.
    Marlin Andrus

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  2. Of course. Come anytime at your convenience. Thanks for your kind compliments. Hope to see you at the oasis.

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