16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Nature's abstract patterns never cease to amaze me!
I found this dainty swallowtail in the backyard and it seemed to have been high on nectare as it barely moved so I managed to take it inside and take a series of shots. After the shoot I released it back into nature. Papilio anactus, the dainty swallowtail, dingy swallowtail or small citrus butterfly is a medium-sized butterfly from the family Papilionidae, that is endemic to Australia. For protection against predators, this non-poisonous butterfly mimics the poisonous male Cressida cressida.
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||April 12, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
||Canon EOS 80D