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A Swallowtail butterfly Papilio machaon taken yesterday at Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk.

To see these flying at close quarters, is akin to seeing fairies at the bottom of the garden.

Many thanks to Matt & Julian for organising a fantastic day out.
Also thanks to the rest of the gang (Not all EPZ'ers) who's company was a delight to be in.

Hope you had a tad more success this afternoon, than we had this morning. There were patches of blue sky appearing, as I headed towards Norwich after lunchtime.

Details:-1/640;f/10;ISO 320;AP -1/3rd eV;Handheld

Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:Sigma 150mm Macro + 1.4x Converter
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Swallowtail
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:6 Jun 2010 - 5:45 PM
Tags:Butterflies, Close-up / macro, Insects, Norfolk, Strumpshaw fen, Swallowtail, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60

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soulofharmony

This is a beautiful capture.. colours so crisp..

Nice to met you, and thanks for the amazing company,

late afternoon here, thunder storms & a massive down pour..!
What a contrast of days..

look forward to seeing more..

Nikki x

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 6:05 PM

A beautiful image of a beautiful butterfly. Glad to see these beauties appearing in my garden again now. Carol

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 6:05 PM

A splendid shot of this beautiful butterfly, it must have been a real privelege to see them in the wild

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 6:08 PM

a very nice shot

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful capture - well done

Chris

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 6:17 PM

Beautiful image with superb lighting and wonderful colours and lovely detail.very well taken.
saeid

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42284 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
6 Jun 2010 - 6:18 PM

Super sharp image - beautiful. Nature at its best - natural

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steve_eb
steve_eb e2 Member 5345 forum postssteve_eb vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 6:29 PM

Totally awesome shot...

Steve

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blacky
blacky  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 6:41 PM

super shot detail excellent

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oldgii
oldgii  4 Canada
6 Jun 2010 - 6:46 PM

lovely shot...well done!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 7:07 PM

Stunning shot of the Swallowtail Adrian. Superb exposure with colours and detail just about as good as they could be.
Ron

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 7:27 PM

Excellent work Ade,fab detail and a great comp !!

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 7:46 PM

a lovely capture!!! x x x

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 8:03 PM

A superb image Adrian, full of womderful detail and colours.

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Vince_S
Vince_S  4 England
6 Jun 2010 - 8:20 PM

Cracking shot - super detail and colours.
Vince

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Steve_S
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6 Jun 2010 - 8:21 PM

Excellent capture Adrian
Steve

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 8:36 PM

top shot fab detail

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 8:48 PM

well done the swallow tail bagged..... and a beauty, thunder here so you were lucky

Linda

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oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 8:51 PM

As ever a super butterfly image, and I think I may have timed things to be #30 - congratulations!

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6 Jun 2010 - 9:14 PM

Delightful well detailed image.
Joan.

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fatmod  8 England
6 Jun 2010 - 9:14 PM

superb shot mate

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12474 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 9:32 PM

Lovely. Think there's going to be a few of this beauty appearing over the next day or so! Smile Nice to meet you over the weekend. The mosquitos were biting this afternoon!

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Silverzone
6 Jun 2010 - 9:35 PM

A favourite subject of mine, beautifully captured. Sylvia

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Julian
Julian  976 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2010 - 9:38 PM

Wow what a cracker Adrian! I love the way you've captured it nectaring on the Dame's Violet. This looks like a perfect specimen.

Thanks for the kind words regarding the trip but Matt and I couldn't have made it happen without yours and all the others' valuable input and the friendship shown between everybody on the meetup.

Fond regards

Julian

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6 Jun 2010 - 11:01 PM

Simply beautiful!

Ann

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7 Jun 2010 - 8:04 AM

Nice one Adrian,a shame I couldn't make it yesterday Sad

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 12:23 PM

Cracking capture and dof Ade
Richard

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7 Jun 2010 - 6:35 PM


Quote: To see these flying at close quarters, is akin to seeing fairies at the bottom of the garden.

I couldn't agree more Adrian!

It was lovely to meet you and I am glad you enjoyed the weekend. I certainly did too - Swallowtails (and lots more) and good company to share it with, what more could you ask for!

A good one here of the famous Strumpshaw Swallowtail and well done for getting a shot without one of the other many togs encircling it Smile

Hope to catch up with you again soon somewhere!

Matt

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A superb shot of a beautiful butterfly, wow!

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cameraman  11227 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 7:48 PM

A pleasant surprise to 'bump' into you again at Strumpshaw Fen.
Superb shot, Adrian. And what a great feeling of achievement to bag a rarity like this within minutes of arriving at the site. It doesn't get much better.
Michael.

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