Amongst our rarest, largest and most aristocratic butterflies, swallowtails breed only in the Norfolk Broads. Being strong fliers, they are hard to photograph. A family friend has established a butterfly border in his garden adjacent to Strumpshaw Fen, which swallowtails find irresistable. Dismal early June weather gave way to a couple of hours sunshine and with my 400mm lens, usually used for birds, I photographed this magnificent butterfly.
F/, 1/800th second, ISO 250
Accepted: Welsh 2012, Northern Counties 2012, Tulle (France) 2014