Always at the ready with my camera while reading outside on a beautiful summer day, finally saw a really nice specimen of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. The other ones have been rather torn up!
The same as above but from the side. Its underneath is identical to it upper view which is not the case with so many butterflies.
A beautiful Monarch also landed but was very hesitant to open up its wings. Finally I managed to get a shot!
The Monarch looks like a lighter shade of its markings on the underside but look at that dotted body!
This is a Cabbage White taken from a great distance. They continually flit and don't land for more than a second at a time but finally got a good enough picture to identify. I also saw many more of the Skippers as well but they are really boring to look at!
Finally saw the first Spicebush Swallowtail of the season even though he was a little battered on one wing. He is definitely different on top and underneath.
This one constantly opened and closed its wings so I had to really ratchet up the speed of the photo to not get a blur. Good thing it was a beautiful sunny day.