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Friday, September 13, 2013


I sat and watched for the Ornythion for a while 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.


  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

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