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Magical Moment

A magical thing happened in my yard yesterday. I saw the first Swallowtail of 2019. I had my camera of course, so I sat down and waited for him to come close to me. After several minutes of being completely still, he came closer and I was finally able to get a photo of him on my hand.

This process took about an hour. You have to move very slowly or they will fly away. I was determined to get a photo. And I did. A special moment that does not happen very often.

This proves that persistence and patience does eventually pay off. A moment I will not forget.


  • Have you had magical moments you will never forget, of course you have, right?

    • Yes
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  • Were you able to capture these moments in a photo?

    • Yes
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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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  1. Beautiful moment captured in an ever lasting picture. Never delete that one. I do not remember anything like this ever happening to me except for one time when a butterfly (I believe it was a monarch) apparently landed on one of my shoulder without me seeing it and of course feeling. The person in front of me even though she was very quiet and was pointing to it did not know how to tell me without words what she saw. And she did not have a camera. But I will personally cherish every moment I have ever had with all my lovely dogs and cats and the occasional squirrels and deer.

    • This is my background on my compute right now. I will never delete it. A rare moment captured for sure. It was an ordeal to wait, then have the camera ready with one hand, and my other hand for the butterfly. But worth every second. Oh wow, so you had a moment as well. On your shoulder, gives me goosebumps. Someone visited you I believe. I love all animals as well.

  2. Wow! That’s a long wait!!
    I remember trying to snap a penguin and then it turned to look at my camera … but I was too slow to click and it turned away! Missed the perfect moment but really felt magical with its cute eyes meeting mine!

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