Saturday, October 9, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday-Black Swallowtail Caterpillars




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I took these a few weeks back hoping to have a photo of the butterfly to go with them, but no such luck, I must have been at work or another place when they came out of their cocoons :(.  I only saw one Black Swallowtail butterfly in my yard this year and by the time I got my camera she was gone.  They are probably my favorite butterfly as they were one of the 1st ones I was able to lure into my yard years ago with fennel.

22 comments:

Marlene said...

Beautiful caterpillar, I have never had the chance to see one in person or the butterfly they become.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Your macro photographs always amaze me. Beautifully captured!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Incredible macro.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Nikki-ann said...

I never thought I'd ever say this, but that is one beautiful caterpillar! :)

rohrerbot said...

Great shots!! And it is a beautiful catepillar.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow, what gorgeous coloring. Love these macro shots. Very well done

Kay L. Davies said...

The caterpillar has the most amazing colors. Wonderful.

Kay, Alberta

maiaT said...

They are so beautiful, what a pity that you couldn't see the butterflies too.
Your macros are amazing.

Oskar said...

What lovely critters!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

RNSANE said...

They are such beautiful caterpillas. It would be lovely to see the metamorphosis to butterfly!

EG Wow said...

Great shots of the caterpillar! Wish I could claim I took them. :)

Cheryl said...

What a handsome caterpillar...what beautiful colors.

eileeninmd said...

Fantastic shots of the caterpillars. They are colorful.

Ciss B said...

Beautiful photos - and that caterpillar is really very colorful!

Out on the prairie said...

I stalk them out on the prairie, I too plant food for them.They move their wings a lot when eating so have to shoot a lot. I have never done the fennel, but see it being used on a favorite cooking show a lot.I use the seed.

Arkansas Patti said...

Nice shot. I had a parsley plant that one day disappeared. On the bare branches were about 8 of those caterpillers.
As I researched how to over winter them, something had caterpiller dinner and all were gone.
Wish I had gotten a picture like you did.

Ebie said...

Love the details of your photos of the caterpillars. Crisp and vivid colors.

CherylK said...

Those photographs are amazing and that caterpillar is just beautiful. Lovely.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Such a pretty caterpillar.

Krista said...

These are so awesome! You have really captured some great colours and details. We don't have anything like that here so it's great to see them on your blog!

Tricia said...

Oh these are GRRREAT! I love this lil guy - he's gorgeous!

Friend of HK said...

What a beautiful caterpillar!