Western Tiger Swallowtail

I’ve been trying to get a shot of one of these Western Tiger Swallowtail butterflies for months now. Or one of the rare Monarch butterflies we get. A few weeks ago I saw one in the backyard and got out as soon as I could, but it was nowhere to be found. We don’t have large numbers of these beautiful Swallowtails, not like the swarms of Monarchs that I would see in West Virginia in the summer. We have tons of these Fiery Skippers, but they’re not as interesting to photograph. I’m so glad I brought my camera on this walk.

Western Tiger Swallowtail
Western Tiger Swallowtail

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EXIF Data Below Applies Only To The Featured Photo In This Post
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 1 August, 2021
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 240mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
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