272A - PRETTY!

I know I just posted, but I went out to water the garden and I saw this beauty flying around... Figured in the time it took me to get my camera, it might fly away, but it didn't... I've never seen a black and blue butterfly before. (and if it's a giant plague carrying moth that eats people -- don't ruin it for me, I think it's beautiful)

By the way, I'm such a dork that I video'd it

How cool is THAT????
P.S. I'm too curious for my own good. It's a female black swallowtail. And it IS a butterfly.


  1. Great job, Kristy! I am proud that my nature buffness is rubbing off on you. You are so lucky to get those shots, and you aquired them with much skill.
    Good job, Young Skywalker.

  2. Very Nice Kristy,

    I'm glad it wasn't one of those plague carrying moths, not sure my beekeeper could have helped if it was.

    Seriously the pictures are great and the video was good also.

    Thank You

  3. Great shots and coverage. You may have launched this butterfly into a new career!

  4. Simply gorgeous. I've been a butterfly and moth watcher ever since I read Girl of the Limberlost when I was 10.

  5. Well I'm glad you are a dork...Because the video showed how cool that butterfly is...

  6. Well, that is a really nice butterfly!!:) and you are NOT a dork!

  7. I like butterflys. However, our zoo has a butterfly garden and there are thousands of them flying all around. Let's just say I am probably not welcomed back there anymore. My instinct was to kill them!

    Hey do you know that your blog profile is disabled? i tried to click on the link to your blog and I couldn't get here.

  8. That is pretty! I get giddy as a schoolgirl whenever I see a butterfly or hummingbird....