The tall stalks of Liatris in our front yard have given us a variety of joy over the years. If they are not attracting bees and butterflies, they wave gracefully in the wind. Earlier, I posted photographs of a Monarch butterfly enjoying the flower nectar. Since then, the stalks hosted an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly.
Liatris Hosts Butterflies
I mentioned in the previous post that the swallowtails have not returned in two years. Well, just o make a liar of me, an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail showed up a few days after I photographed the addendum photograph in the previous post. I still had the Canon 5D Mark IV on the table and I took this set with that. On the second try, it did not feel as heavy. Heavy, but not as heavy!
The previous one I photographed had a large part of its wing missing. Yet, it did not seem to bother it as it fluttered from one Liatris to the next with no apparent difficulty. This one had one of its tails missing, also not bothered by it at all. It entertained, pleased us, and graced the Liatris.
Liatris Moves in the Wind
A few days later, when it was a little windy, I took my M5 mounted with a 24-70 EF-L lens mounted, I wanted to photograph the Liatris itself as it waved in the wind. This time, using a high aperture and slow shutter speed, I captured the graceful movement of Liatris. I am sharing with you the ones that show how well the Liatris graces the garden and pleases the eye. At least mine.