I have set a goal for myself to start learning how to take photos of things that move. This means I will need to tinker with the shutter speed and other settings and not just rely upon the auto mode.
Below is one of my first attempts. Unfortunately, I ran out of storage room on my camera after only two shots of this butterfly, and in my excitement to clear some room before my subject flew away, I deleted the photos I had just taken (I’m sure they were the best of the bunch). I was only able to get a few more before the opportunity was gone.
This is a female Tiger Swallowtail. It feeds upon the nectar of several flowers, including this white lilac. The female pictured is distinguished from males by its more dominant blue patches displayed on the bottom of the hindwings.