I was really lucky yesterday, as I found a real hotspot for attracting the giant butterflies. I was able to approach very close and stay for as long as I liked. I have found that most butterflies do not really care for humans and avoid them with a flutter, but the ones I am posting today were drawn to the meal much more than being afraid of my predacious tendancies.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Click each photo for some up-close hairy details!)
Here are some left and right profile views
I really liked how this one filled the frame
He or she is quite hairy! I guess that is why I love macro. It's the details you never see!
Tomorrow: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly