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A Baby Spicebush Swallowtail

Excitement here--- I found 6 hungry caterpillars destroying my parsley---tried to photograph them, but they were good at almost hiding!

Thank you to MOIRA for her UA for "The Joint."

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Oct 2013 - 3:20 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:A Baby Spicebush Swallowtail
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:3 Oct 2013 - 11:43 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Caterpillar, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
Votes:79

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
3 Oct 2013 - 11:52 PM

Superb capture-great detail!
Effrossini

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:53 PM

Wonderful image Jenn - such a gorgeous caterpillar.
I absolutely love parsley too.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
3 Oct 2013 - 11:55 PM

Fabulous macro capture with nice details , love it !
Chen

achieverswales
3 Oct 2013 - 11:57 PM

The colours and composition work to make this an excellent capture Jenn.

Regards

Trev.

Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:57 PM

Great shot - and all you had to pay the model was parsley! Smile

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:58 PM

Like its markings here Jenn.
Good shot.
Mick.

tonyguitar
4 Oct 2013 - 12:24 AM

Wow! What a beautiful design in nature and pure eye candy to see. You presented
this treat perfectly! TG

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 12:25 AM

Great capture of this wonderful creature.......Sandy

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 1:20 AM

Wonderful and great capture,Jenn,very well done,
saeid

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 3:41 AM

He has a really good grip there.Smile Great capture.
Ty

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
4 Oct 2013 - 4:22 AM

A true beauty in the making Smile Great image this Jenn !!

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Oct 2013 - 5:40 AM

A lovely variation of green tones

Peter

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
4 Oct 2013 - 5:40 AM

Nice details and good dof. It looks very cute. God is great

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 6:26 AM

Excellent, Jenn. Wonderful colours and compo.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 7:11 AM

Beautiful.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 7:55 AM

Chubby

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:00 AM

Superb detail again, Jenn, and such an interesting subject.
Ronnie.

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:01 AM

Amazing and beautiful macro image.

Albert

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:26 AM

Excellent capture of this gorgeous little critter Smile

Lavina

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:31 AM

Superb image Jennn. What a beautiful and colourful creature.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 9:02 AM

Looks a big beastie, with warning markings - a great imageSmile

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 9:07 AM

Love the detail of the way he is clinging to the parsley - super image as ever.
Joan.

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 9:30 AM

Beautiful capture Smile

Eileen

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 11:17 AM

Superb detail where it matters most Jenn, a little beauty,
Geoff.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 11:36 AM

Excellent macro shot Jenn - hope they left some parsley for you WinkWink
Helen

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 12:15 PM

Fabulous...

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 12:22 PM

Am impressive beast. Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 2:58 PM

Stunning capture!
George

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 5:39 PM

Straight out of the pages of Alice in Wonderland.

Just needs a Hookah to smoke GrinWink

P.

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 6:24 PM

Wow, this is a great shot.

Myra

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4166 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 6:32 PM

Wonderful Jenn - that Tamron again - I'm definitely leaning that way looking at these GrinGrin
Jason

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
4 Oct 2013 - 6:45 PM

This is a stunningly beautiful macro Jennn! This is undoubtedly my favorite!Smile
In response to your comment: Yes, I caught not only a cold, but also some good fishes!Wink
Regards Valery

viscostatic
4 Oct 2013 - 7:40 PM

A beautiful creature Jenn and the parsley makes such a good background.

Phil.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2194 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 7:44 PM

He sure looks like he is trying to hide from you, obviously enjoying the parley...a superb capture

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:08 PM

Superb Jennn - love its grip on the stem.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 11:08 PM

A marvellous piece of macrowork Jenn, just what we've come to expect from you

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
5 Oct 2013 - 1:14 AM

Lovely, I particularly like the softness of the edges. We can only focus on the caterpillar.
They are amazingly beautiful.
M

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 9:48 AM

What...a stunning...capture!!!

Utterly dreamy capture, Jennnn.

Bravo Smile

Andrew

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 12:13 PM

Pin sharp shot!
Beautiful subject and colous... IB

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
5 Oct 2013 - 7:08 PM

Beautiful composition

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 3:24 AM

Wow, Jenn. What an amazing shot. I guess the swallowtails keep moving on photographers no matter what stage (or state) they are in.
-=\Walter

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
9 Oct 2013 - 1:29 AM

Excellent macro shot , Jenn.......GrinGrinGrin

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2013 - 10:29 AM

I can't think of any other comment than: WOW!
Johanna

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