Yesterday I saw a beautiful Palimedes Swallowtail, posed just so on some pentas. I watched him for the longest; here, there, everywhere, perfectly displayed. Bright gold and black, he looked newly hatched.
THEN I went for the camera and returned. He went wild. Flew high, darted through the shrubbery, zipped past the best flowers, returned to the pentas for a fraction of a second, disappeared.
I turned off the camera. He came back. I turned the camera back on. He high-fived a Gulf Frit and disappeared.
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