A few days ago, the weather was fine and I had decided to play hooky from my job. Don't worry, I requested the time I grabbed by camera gear and set out for nearby Coopers Rock State Forest. Out near the trout pond, I came across a beautiful butterfly that I managed to shoot with my telephoto lens:
Meet the Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor).
The angle of this shot must have been just right, because the blue iridescence isn't always apparent, as noted in the following shot: