Perfectly posing within the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland, the stunning Emerald Swallowtail stopped me in my tracks.
Reminding me of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz, this brilliant butterfly almost seemed out of place from the other butterflies. A spectacular example of nature’s artistry, this Emerald beauty will be well remembered.
“You have plenty of courage, I am sure,” answered Oz. “All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”
― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Categories: Nature, wildlife
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A great series of shots.
Thank you so much Jerry! There were plenty of keepers from this day. I want to go back!
OH wow the colors and textures on this beauty 🙂
This is my favorite, as you can only imagine. He was AWESOME !!
Fantastic……beautiful image 😊
Thanks Mark ! Hard to not go wrong with such an incredible subject. 🙂
I am always amazed at the variety of nature – such wonderful patterns and colours – a great shot
Thank you Diana, I’m with you. Nature continues to amaze me.
Wow! Truly beautiful! And very wise words indeed!
One has to love the Wizard of Oz. Oh so wise…
Thank you Fatima for your kind compliment.
I could be here for hours. Gorgeous photos!! 🙂
I was there for two hours and it wasn’t nearly enough. I really could be there all day. Thank you so much Michelle.
Divine colors and a great shot!
Such a lovely way to describe it Tiny. Indeed, this one is divine. Thank you so much.