Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Cosmos

by - August 04, 2015

Yes, there are more butterflies on the Cosmos. These flowers have been the most attractive to flying insects of any flowers I have grown. Even humming birds have been visiting, although they seem to prefer the Black and Blue Salvia over all others in our yard. I've been using this website to make identifications. This one is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. The other day I thought I spotted a Monarch and a Luna Moth, but I wasn't able to photograph either because they were up in the trees and quickly floated away before I could grab the camera.

For those who are curious, I'm shooting with a Canon Rebel T4i and a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens... and no, I'm not sure what all that means, but I've been happy with the performance during my bug shooting escapades in the garden.

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