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A photo from this morning.
The rare Swallowtail butterfly, an amazing sight at any time.
Swallowtail Butterfly are our largest species of butterfly measuring from wing tip to wing tip 6-8cm.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:240-600mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jun 2012 - 11:36 AM
Focal Length:493mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Papilio machaon
Username:ianrobinson ianrobinson
Uploaded:9 Jun 2012 - 2:36 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Insects, Rare butterfly, Wildlife / nature
Votes:37
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avacreates
9 Jun 2012 - 3:00 PM

amazing photo - I've never seen a butterfly measuring 6 - 8 cm, hope to someday. Good shot, great focus
AVA

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franken
franken e2 Member 113049 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 3:07 PM

Wonderful macro!

Ken

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gingerdelight

Truly excellent!
Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 4:01 PM

Certainly a rare sight up here, so very welcome to see such a pristine specimen, so well captured.
Ronnie.

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livinglevels
livinglevels e2 Member 2livinglevels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 6:55 PM

Great shot and good to know we still have them here. Well done

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 8:09 PM

I was going to make the trip over next Friday, to have another go at these beauties, but work and the prospect of unsettled weather has knocked it in the head.

Always next year


Adrian

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 9:56 PM

thx guys and girls for the comments and votes.
Adrian they are still around and will be for the next month or so, only the males are out at the moment so you have plenty of time left.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 10:20 PM

Superb image Ian,
I must get myself down to the reserve sharpish if the Swallowtails are about.
Colin.
[i]Many thanks for your comment and award, much appreciated.[/i]

Last Modified By Norfolkboy at 9 Jun 2012 - 10:21 PM

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