Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tiger Swallowtail

At Burritt Museum on Thursday afternoon I saw this Tiger Swallowtail enjoying the butterfly bush. This fellow was really hard to photograph. It just would not be still. Using the cell phone because it was a surprise sighting and, naturally, the phone was the only photographic device I had at the moment. I never got a good shot, so this is the best of the worst.


  1. His colors REALLY are his camouflage...good shot from a camera phone, though.

  2. butterflies!!!! so beautiful! great shot! esp from a phone! :)

  3. That's actually quite a good photo, considering the subject matter, because these fellows tend to be so big compared to their nectar source that they have to keep their wings beating to stay on the blossom.

    Well done.

  4. Thanks, M-stan. I make almost all my photos with my ol' Nokia cell phone because it's usually what I have at the moment. I am surprised at some of the shots I get with it. My regular digital camera is a rather battered Nikon Coolpix L11 that I got for the kids a few years ago. I used to do a lot of film photography with Canon and Pentax SLRs and am currently hoping to upgrade the Coolpix to sometime really nice, but there are other priorities at the moment.