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The Return

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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    • # Sara G

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

      2010.07.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Dorothe

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

      2010.07.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      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 ;)))

      2010.07.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

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

      2010.07.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Darlene Foster

      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.

      2010.07.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Artbee

      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!

      2010.07.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Josy

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

      2010.07.18 Edited Reply Cancel