I often look out the window and see something flying, grab the camera and out I go........
This time it was this Queen butterfly
Here she is enjoying the red salvia.
Occasionally I spot one of my favorites, the large yellow swallowtail. I don't see this one as much since the purple lantana has died out. This almond aloysia tree attracts many flying creatures.
Love the Spicebush Swallowtail, too.
I find the Zebra Longwing among the most difficult to photograph.
They are like hummingbirds in that they will not be still long enough to get a good picture.
Now, these dragonflies are a different story - they find the tip of a pinnacle and relax. I usually have plenty of time to get close to them. They remind me of tiny airplanes. I wonder if the Wright brothers got inspiration from these.
I love their transparent wings.
I have a good shot at many of these every day.
YES, I see YOU too. He is my buddy
I never get tired of watching her.