A walk in Vail Point Park still has a few butterflies swirling around. This one was unusually large and I liked the way it tried to hang on to a small branch. It looks so large on that slim branch but it held on. The top image shows the sun rays reflecting the light against it's back. The wings are so delicate that the sun rays shined through the wings like stain glass and outlined the body of the butterfly down to the tip of it's tail.
Walking in the woods I am always searching for the uniqueness and beauty of the surroundings. This Swallowtail butterfly was dancing from one flower to the next. I tried to get as many close up shots as I could but his wings were fluttering so fast it was hard for me to catch him for a still life.