Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Les Papillons Jaune


Last week I was fortunate enough to capture some bees in flight. This weekend I was walking in a large park in outskirts of Philadelphia when I saw these beautiful butterflies next to a creek. The bottom one's shadow reminds me of Batman and the top one looks like she has a parasol. Besides the yellow and black they also have some red and blue near their tail end.
Anyone know what type of butterfly they are?

34 comments:

  1. Whatever they are they are gorgeous. Hope you had a good time at the movies today. :)

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  2. These are great pictures James.
    I'm no expert but I think they're Tiger Swallowtail Butterflys.
    I love the shadows!
    ☼Sunny

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  3. un papillon en or, il est magnifique et superbes photos

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  4. Wonderful! So true about batman:) these are lovely!

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  5. Hi
    una farfalla meravigliosa !
    Bellissima foto ravvicinata :-)
    Buona giornata.

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  6. Not a clue what they are, but you're the second 'butterfly' I've seen today, so I will have to post mine (taken the other day before our deluge)!

    These butterflies are familiar to me, from my Pa. days.

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  7. Beautiful butterfly are not easy to capture it to be I give my most sincere congratulations.

    Greetings from creativity and imagination photos of José Ramón

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  8. I like the shadows. ;) I think you would enjoy a visit to Grounds for Sculpture (where my Depression Bread Line photo came from). It's located off 95/295 in Hamilton Township, where i grew up. Here's their website:
    http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/index.html and their blog link:
    http://groundsforsculpture.wordpress.com/ It's a photographer's playland! :) Lizzy

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  9. Very nice, James. This is good news! My wife should be able to start on our 2010 crop of butterflies. We're hoping to raise Monarch's this year, but we've had difficulty growing milkweed to feed them. The best part (for me) is that after the emerge from their chrysalis, their wings are wet and then need an hour or so to dry. This gives me plenty of time to photograph them :-) Shhh, don' tell anyone. http://2zars.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-grow-butterfly.html

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  10. Great shots. The butterflies are lovely.

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  11. Wow. They are hard to capture. And the shadows underneath them really set them off. Excellent work!

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  12. James, these are so cool! Beautiful images, lovely colors, great texture.

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  13. Tiger Swallowtails. They adore my butterfly bush when it blooms.

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  14. What a wonderful shot. It is a *male* Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. I have some shots of these myself. I love to take photos of butterflies and go to butterfly gardens whenever I get a chance. Really nice!

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  15. The Tiger Swallowtail! They are such beautiful butterflies and you got some cool shadows! The one does look like Batman...how amusing.

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  16. Very beautiful shots. I agree that they are Tiger Swallowtails - we used to have them here but I haven't seen one in years.

    Love the batman shot!

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  17. what beautiful photos. butterflies are great subjects but somewhat elusive at times. have a great day.

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  18. wish I knew James, a great capture though & very pretty nonetheless.

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  19. This butterfly's wing surely is only able to provide good.
    Impressive photography indeed ! Please have a nice Wedneday.

    daily athens

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  20. If it is yellow it is definitely a male Tiger Swallowtail. The female is smaller and almost black with the same stripes even darker.

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  21. The second shot with the butterfly's shadow is just a perfect catch!

    Beautiful, James!

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  22. Wonderful and amazing James.
    Love the shadow.

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  23. Happiness and LIFE!
    words and feelings that your pictures are bringing to my heart!
    Thanks so much!
    Léia

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  24. Gorgeous shots of this colorful butterfly, James... and a fantastic capture of the butterfly's shadow.

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  25. The shadow and colors tell the brightness of the season to me indirectly.

    Yes, James!
    There is a good atmosphere...

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  26. How cool are these? What a great catch! I LOVE the shadow one, and the one with the "parasol"? Priceless!

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  27. What fantastic images, James!
    Woo hoo!

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  28. stunning swallowtails, the first photo is particularly impressive, so well composed.

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  29. SUPERB CAPTURES!! Specially the first one!!


    Pixellicious Photos

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