Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Photographer: G. Price
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These are large butterflies with a wingspan around 5". They move quite rapidly also.
These are probably the shyest butterflies I've ever tried to photograph. Any attempt to approach
them will cause them to fly away. I had to resort to telephoto lenses to get a shot with wings opened.
The inflight view is from Alsea Falls.
Habitat: broadleaf woodland glades, gardens, parks, road, rivers