Posts tagged “Butterfly

News: Photo featured at Reflections by the Sea

Eastern Black Swallowtail ButterflyI am excited to announce that one of my photos of an Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly is currently featured in this week’s inspirational message at Reflections by the Sea.

Reflections by the Sea is a unique weekly devotional that incorporates coastal photography in its message.  Reflections by the Sea is published in a local newspaper in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and can viewed online by clicking the link below.

Reflections by the Sea | Butterfly| April 13, 2011


Story Behind the Photo: Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL

I happen to be traveling a bit this week and am seeing the signs of spring the Southeast. The cheery faces of daffodils and snow-white blooms of ornamental Bradford pear trees are a welcome sight, as are the brilliant lavender blooms of my favorite redbud trees. In the last couple of days I’ve spied many birds that seem to be delighted to be home from their winter migration, happily singing as they flit from place to place. Spring officially starts in the next few days, and Mother Nature will soon be in full splendor with flowers blooming just about everywhere. Hot pinks and deep reds always seem to catch my eye when it comes to flowers, and I find myself planting them year after year. These vibrant colors contrast nicely against the lush greens that are so abundant in Florida and seem to attract butterflies like the one featured here. This Eastern Black Swallowtail was caught enjoying the sweet nectar of this bright Penta flower at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida last year.

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