Oh Beautiful Butterfly!

This gallery contains 3 photos. After being denied my first butterfly photo of 2014–first by a butterfly enthusiast successfully wielding her butterfly net after a Butterfly Symposium on garden grounds, and then having another butterfly almost land on my lens less than an hour later (why did I flinch? 🙂 )–I captured a Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on the last mile of our meanderings.

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly 1

This beautiful lepidopteran (which I’m guessing was a yellow morph variation, male) was happy to display for the camera (that alone was worth the 2-for-1 price of admission :)). I swear it spent more time posing and less time pollinating those pretty flowers. Now if only my camera battery hadn’t started flashing!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly 2

It didn’t even spook when I got a whole lot closer–although it did take off and reland on the same bunch of flowers. Photographed at UBC Botanical Gardens in early June.

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly 3

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