Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

Purple Coneflowers with Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

The purple coneflowers  are in bloom outside my front door and all day I go in and out with not much more than a glance their way.

I see honey bees among the flowers as I rush to the feed mill and a bumble bee as I come back from the vet. But when an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail stops by to feed I can’t help but stop my day to watch it flit about.

A delicate butterfly on such a striking flower- a cherry on top indeed.

18 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

  1. jenanita01 says:

    love this picture, but how did you get the background so dark?

    • Jessie says:

      Thanks, I took the picture facing our garage which has a roof that overhangs on this side so it was in shadow. With the aperture set to give me a fairly shallow depth of field I was able to get the nice clean black background.

  2. Julie says:


  3. Sharon says:

    I love the purple cone flowers. I used to have a large prairie and enjoyed them so much.

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  5. Abbie says:

    Love this photo, what a great shot!!!

  6. Widdershins says:

    “Pick me! Pick me!” 🙂

  7. Imelda says:

    So, so gorgeous, Jessie. 😊👍

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