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TIGER SWALLOWTAIL, SUNFLOWER AND BLUE SKY . . .

Another from the same sunflower patch as the previous uploads.

Thanks for looking and thanks for all the wonderful comments, votes and awards! I am so thrilled with the response to these images.

God bless,
PattiSmileSmileSmile

Brand:OlympuS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Nikon Coolpix P90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:110.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:336
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:TIGER SWALLOWTAIL, SUNFLOWER AND BLUE SKY . . .
Username:PattiW PattiW
Uploaded:11 Aug 2012 - 1:36 AM
Tags:Butterflies, Flowers & plants, Sunflowers, Swallowtails, Tiger Swallowtails
Votes:53

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 2:25 AM

The sunflower against the blue of the sky in itself makes for a super shot but the presence of the swallowtail is surely a liberal helping of icing on your photographic cake, Patti.
Beautifully lit to allow the insect's shadows to be cast and all captured in fine detail.
Ronnie.

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bagman
bagman e2 Member 365 forum postsbagman vcard United States
11 Aug 2012 - 3:41 AM

HAY nice one there. Great detail in this image Gal. Glorious colors.
Frank.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 3:55 AM

A combination of three things rather scarce hereabouts of late - blue sky, sunflower and any sort of butterfly! Thankfully the weather has improved but looks like the sunflowers we usually get as a wee offering from the birds have passed on summer 2012. All the more welcome viewing this so beautiful image then. Has to be my favourite of the series so far.

Ann

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 5:46 AM

This is a splendid capture Patti SmileSmile
It gets my User Award SmileSmile
Helen

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 6:17 AM

A beautiful capture, Patti, haven't spotted many swallowtails over here yet. Carol

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 7:14 AM


Quote: The sunflower against the blue of the sky in itself makes for a super shot but the presence of the swallowtail is surely a liberal helping of icing on your photographic cake, Patti.
Beautifully lit to allow the insect's shadows to be cast and all captured in fine detail.
Ronnie.

Simply quite delicious Patti, and an image which I will certainly aspire too, beautiful

Regards Nathan

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 7:52 AM

Having the sun flower sitting in the top corner of the sky makes an excellent composition for the butterfly to sit in. Effective presentation as well, Patti.

Dave

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franken
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11 Aug 2012 - 9:33 AM

Brautiful.

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AnnJ
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11 Aug 2012 - 9:38 AM

What a beautiful image. Ann.

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digital_boi
11 Aug 2012 - 9:39 AM

well framed capture excellent

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 10:17 AM

A well presented colourful image.

Best Matt

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
11 Aug 2012 - 11:48 AM

Stunning, excellent presentation.

John

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PattiW
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11 Aug 2012 - 12:21 PM

Thank you everyone! Patti SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Growmore
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11 Aug 2012 - 1:13 PM

Very beautiful capture excellent composition Patti, have you seen my Kingfisher anywhere.

Gary

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 2:48 PM

So lovely Patti and excellent composition.
Joan.

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PattiW
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11 Aug 2012 - 3:13 PM


Quote: Very beautiful capture excellent composition Patti, have you seen my Kingfisher anywhere.

Gary

Yes, but it was early and I didn't have the camera at hand!

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 4:00 PM

A delightful image, Patti, sunflower and butterfly complementing each other beautifully. I think you have presented this extremely well for best effect.

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barbarahirst
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11 Aug 2012 - 4:24 PM

What a great shot
And wonderful presentation as a bonus

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LexEquine
LexEquine e2 Member 8LexEquine vcard United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 5:19 PM

'Superlative {A++++} & Brilliant macro Butterfly & Sunflower Shot,' Patti~

Have a great Weekend~~ Smile

~ Peter

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Maiwand
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11 Aug 2012 - 5:44 PM

Lovely matching colours of the sunflower and the butterfly Patti. Super shot.
Ron

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Lillian
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11 Aug 2012 - 9:53 PM

Perfectly beautiful
stunning image Patti
Lillian

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annettep38
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12 Aug 2012 - 7:05 AM

A beautiful composition of primary colours, sunny and glorious. Well cropped.

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unicorn17
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12 Aug 2012 - 9:28 AM

Brilliant photo and colours ! GillWink

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CaroleS
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12 Aug 2012 - 9:55 AM

So well captured PattiSmile
Carole

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howdog
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12 Aug 2012 - 10:13 AM

Wow just Stunning!SmileSmile
Iain

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sweetpea62
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12 Aug 2012 - 2:49 PM

Beautiful Patti,stunning capture..Lin

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AnnChown
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12 Aug 2012 - 2:54 PM

Superb composition and wonderful detail and colour!
Ann

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bertie1983
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13 Aug 2012 - 10:04 AM

had to pop by and look after your upload today mentioning a series! Wonderful set of images! particularly like this one! Very inspiring to a newby like myself!
lou

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13 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM

Love the bright colours in this fab image, lucky you to get a swallowtail visit your garden

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Gerryrys
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16 Aug 2012 - 7:09 PM

Great colours and great composition Patti.

Gerry Grin

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Tibetan
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16 Sep 2012 - 8:06 AM

Stands out from the crowd this shot love it nice one, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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