The Return

by Ray July. 18, 2010 4809 views

I could hardly believe that this guy (or relative) returned to visit my side yard this morning. I live on a corner lot, so I can't imagine what the neighbors where thinking when I was prone in the flower bed shooting the 3rd shot. But, it is cool and was well worth the contortion.

Basking to warm his wings.

I was lucky in that he stayed put until I could get flat on my stomach. The sun is behind him making his wings glow. I may crop out the face and get a good look at his expression. He probably thought that I am as crazy as the neighbors do!

I did go back and crop the face.

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Lucinda 6 years, 9 months ago

Amazing details. How did you get it to stay still?

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sara G 6 years, 10 months ago

Fabulous shots..who cares what the neighbors think..when it comes to photography:-) I have return Swallowtails every day..check them out..

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Joe 6 years, 10 months ago

Great shots, Ray. #4 is fantastic

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Paula 6 years, 10 months ago

that is so so so close up! love it.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ricardo 6 years, 10 months ago

BRAVO
BRAVO
AND
BRAVO!
LOVED THEM ALL O_O

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Dorothe 6 years, 10 months ago

Well done! Give the neighbours something to talk and theydo not make up a story. :-)). The 3rd is fantastic!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 10 months ago

Wow...that last one is simply amazing! Don't even worry about the neighbors - bet they can't get an awesome shot like that to show us ;)))

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Daniel C 6 years, 10 months ago

Perfect!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Becky 6 years, 10 months ago

#4 is WOW!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Eiram 6 years, 10 months ago

oh my...the last one is really scary!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 6 years, 10 months ago

The last one went to my faves. You did great post-processing, but the original work got the shot right in the first place!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Azrin Abdullah 6 years, 10 months ago

Wow!
Something tells me one of these images is gonna make to FP...

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lynn 6 years, 10 months ago

BEAUTIFUL!!! Fantastic work...love #1 and 3 :))

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 6 years, 10 months ago

Yes, anything for the shot and to heck with what people think! Hopefully they'll think you're just having fun or maybe they'll think it's a new kind of weeding!! LOL Great shots, especially #1 and 4, I'm glad you got them.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 10 months ago

I'm sure your neighbours must be used to your eccentric behavior by now Ray!.....hahaha Photographers motto: You gotta do what you gotta do to get that shot you want!
These are excellent!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 6 years, 10 months ago

good capture!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 10 months ago

Bravo Ray for this set ! And your explanations are very funny !

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Goldbrandi 6 years, 10 months ago

Hi!

Superb! :))

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
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