I have never had much luck taking butterfly pictures until our trip to Huntersville, NC. There the butterflies seemed to pose just for us.

Black Swallowtail butterfly

One of the hardest pictures to get is the butterfly with their wings fully spread in nature. You have to be fast. Donna got this great shot. It was taken with a Canon  SD300. This camera is about the size of a deck of cards.

Black Swallowtail butterfly