New Features

Heliconius doris Just a note that I’ve added new features to the blog this week. We now have a proper gallery with a slide show.  The first gallery to be added is my favorite butterfly shots.  It’s accessed through the menu bar.

Provided the new code works out and viewers like this form of image gallery, I’ll make it a permanent feature.  If this is a step in the right direction, please leave a comment.  If not, feel free to comment about that. (more…)

More Butterfly Photos from Magic Wings

A female Cruiser, at the Magic Wings Butterfly House

Seems like a good idea the show a few more “Magic Wings” butterfly photos.  These are from my recent trip to the Magic Wings Butterfly House, part of the Museum of Life & Science, in Durham, North Carolina.  In this post I’m also going to provide a little butterfly education. (more…)

Butterfly Courtship

Silver Spotted Skippers Mating

Today’s image is an example of butterfly courtship.  It’s one of those shots where it’s all about the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time. And of course remembering to have a camera with a macro lens.  (more…)

The Black Phase Tiger Swallowtail

Black Phase Swallowtail

This guy is one of my favorite photographic subjects, the elusive Black Phase Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus. In my universe there is nothing more enjoyable than walking through a garden, camera in hand, trying to capture a great image of a butterfly. They’re both beautiful creatures and challenging subjects. The thing is, even if you don’t get an amazing shot, it’s still a great way to spend an afternoon. If you are persistent and patient, soon or later you’ll bag a good shot. (more…)