Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies

Some photos of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies I took the other day. A fairly common species in the eastern US, they were gathering on a butterfly bush around dusk. There were about 6-7 all together, mostly males. I did spot one female though.

Chris Townley © 2010
Chris Townley © 2010

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July 19th, 2010 Photography Tags: 2 Comments

Photos from Acadia

The Bubbles at Acadia National Park, Maine

The Bubbles at Acadia National Park, Maine

The Bubbles are aptly named, as you can see, because they look like two huge granite bubbles, or if you have a less pure mind, a healthy girl on her back. I guess naming them  after female anatomy would have been poor taste. The shapes were carved by glacial ice moving over the granite thousands of years ago, which also carved most of the landscape on Mount Dessert Island.

Cloudy sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

Cloudy sunrise on Cadillac Mountain

This photo is the product of miss-adventure, but it was still fun. We wanted to wake up early and go see sunrise from the top of Cadillac Mountain, but we had put it off the first few mornings. Thursday we woke up at 4 AM, sunrise was at 4:48. When we got up, it was still fairly dark, we could not actually see the sky until we had already driven half way to Cadillac Mountain from our campsite, at which point it started to rain. Since we were already up, we figured we’d keep going and see if the weather cleared. It didn’t really, as you can see in the photo, but I still like it. We never did get to see sunrise, it was rained for the rest of the week.

Granite cliffs near Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

Granite cliffs near Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

I took this photo while trying to capture the golden light of sunset on the shoreline in the distance, but soon realized this was more interesting. Originally we were headed for Cadillac Mountain, but realized we would not make it before the light was gone.