This Dot-winged Baskettail was a lifer yesterday.
I was especially pleased to get the Falcate Orangetip because it only flies for a few short weeks every spring. At this time they're very plentiful but hardly ever perch, so great photos aren't easy. I'm just glad to have this documentary shot.
And here's my lifer Eastern Tiger Swallowtail from yesterday. It looks a lot like the Two-tailed Swallowtail that I'm familiar with in the Big Bend.
I love this photo of Desha. It captures her spirit totally. And that little damselfly must have brought her luck because she got the Blue Corporal that I got yesterday, that she had missed. I might have gotten better pics of it today if I hadn't wimped out and gone back to the car early. Not complaining though, just so thrilled she got it too.