I saw two land on a plant behind where I could get a clear photo, then this one out where I could get a *clear* shot, but apparently not a focused one.
Just flying around the vegetable garden area.
A #swallowtail #butterfly, photographed using the classic technique of desperately following it with the camera and clicking the shutter when I hope it’s pointing vaguely in the right direction to at least catch it in frame and it probably won’t be in focus anyway but with luck it’ll at least be identifiable and…hey, not bad!
(Otherwise I’ve basically given up trying to actually aim at butterflies when they’re flying.)
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Possibly a Marine Blue. I have seen them in this area before.