Black on Yellow


I just happened to see this Black Swallowtail butterfly flying in our backyard. It was the first of the spring, and I raced for my camera. Fortunately, it was still there when I returned, flitting from one dandelion to the other. When it finally landed on this one, I started snapping away from the patio 15 ft. from the butterfly.

You can judge the diminutive size of this beauty by comparing it to the dandelion blossom on which it chose to roost.

“Black on Yellow” is my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2019

4 Comments

Filed under human interest, nature photography, Photo of the Week, photography, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

4 responses to “Black on Yellow

  1. Gail B.

    Stunning! Great capture, Bruce.

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  2. Susan

    Stunning & exciting!
    The Spring green of the grass and happy yellow dandelion is a treat also.
    Spring is working her way to WNY but we aren’t ready for butterflies just yet, or mowing season.
    We have been enjoying several varieties of birds that have returned to our feeders.
    Thank you Bruce for sharing.

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