Taking a friend out to shoot photos I commented," You will like the Toad Lilies blooming, it is the only place in the county with them so thick." When we arrived it was still early and the lilies new flower is curled in a spiral until the sun warms it again. A unique bloom, it was worth the wait to watch them unfold. There was a lot of other beauty to keep us entertained.
Liatris, a white anomaly with this purple flower.
Monarch on Bee Balm
Queen Anne's Lace
I shot a lot of this Tiger Swallowtail without noticing the nick in it's wing. While I was shooting it a Fritillary flew in and I readied to get it's picture until a sparrow swooped in and grabbed at it. It got an even bigger nick in it's wing and took some time to recover.
See how you don't notice the injury with the right angle.