moments in focus…

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (in Texas)

As I was working in the garden a few days ago this beautiful butterfly paid me a visit.  He stayed long enough for me to go inside and get my camera (I thought for sure he would be gone by the time I returned).

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”  ~Rabindranath Tagore


18 responses

  1. Real nice shots against that blurred bokeh backdrop… I wish we had similarly impressive butterflies over here..

    04.25.2011 at 6:03 am

    • This one hung around for a few days. They really love the lantana flowers. thanks -KIm

      07.05.2011 at 3:24 pm

  2. Love the Swallowtails and the quote. Making every moment count is the hard part.

    04.25.2011 at 6:43 am

  3. Beautiful capture.

    04.25.2011 at 8:56 am

  4. Wow, really like the first image! How gracious of him to stick around for you. :D

    04.27.2011 at 9:02 am

    • Hi david, thanks. He did stick around a while. Long enough to attract my cats, I was a bit worried they would make a snack of him- but they didn’t. -Kim

      07.05.2011 at 3:27 pm

  5. Wow, what a nice shot, and you didn’t even scare it with the click of your shutter, love it!

    06.02.2011 at 3:48 am

    • The sound didn’t scare him, but I actually had to be very still. Every time I moved, he did. -Kim

      07.05.2011 at 3:29 pm

  6. I just love your butterfly, such awesome color and grace.

    06.03.2011 at 11:08 pm

  7. Caryn

    Lovely images. I especially like the first one.

    07.28.2011 at 11:58 pm

  8. This butterfly stayed with us during the entire graveside service for my husband. It was a wonderful and beautiful distraction. Thank you for such a pretty picture.

    12.31.2011 at 11:31 pm

  9. May I use one of your butterfly pictures for a blog entry and reference back to you however you want? I’ve never used someone else’s picture, so I’m not sure about the ettiquette here.

    01.02.2012 at 6:33 am

    • Hi Beckie, thanks for the email. Glad you liked the image enough to use it. Hope 2012 brings you hope. So sorry for your loss. -Kim

      01.26.2012 at 8:20 am

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