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My first swallowtail of the year, spotted amongst the wild asphodel flowers.
Saw my first swallow of the year this morning, what a welcome sight Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:first swallowtail
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:29 Mar 2013 - 5:07 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Swallowtail, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:83
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 5:31 AM

Such a beautiful butterfly! Well caught. Smile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 6:05 AM

Great images Carol, what a stunning butterfly, well captured

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Mar 2013 - 6:08 AM

What a beauty it is too Carol !! With the swallows and Swallowtail visiting the signs of Spring is good and strong Smile

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 6:14 AM

Pin sharp Carol a superb image with lots of detail if I had to choose V3 would be my choice...John

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Caziwinkles
29 Mar 2013 - 6:25 AM

Excellent super-sharp image Carol. Smile
Hope we see some of these soon if tis a sign of good Spring/Summer!!

Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 6:48 AM

An excellent trio of the Scarce Swallowtail

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Badgerfred
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29 Mar 2013 - 7:03 AM

V1 my favourite in this super set Carol, great detail in all,
Fred.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:15 AM

Wow, lucky you and lucky us for being able to view such lovely images of this beauty!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:29 AM

Spectacular Carol, I love the spring sky!
Makes me feel a lot warmer. Last year I took one on Easter, not a chance now!

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User_Removed
29 Mar 2013 - 7:33 AM

Beautiful detail, excellent captures.

Lucien.

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janlea
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29 Mar 2013 - 7:36 AM

Wow...three stunning images Carol, beautiful colour and superb detail Smile
Jan

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:39 AM

Fantastic and great set of images,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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leontari
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29 Mar 2013 - 7:41 AM

Three superb captures Carol. V1 is my fav today. It's awesome.
Effrossini

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 7:45 AM

three stunners carol Wink

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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
29 Mar 2013 - 7:53 AM

A great set of wonderful micros, V2 is for me.
Chen

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 8:17 AM

Totally envious Carol ~ super images!! Smile

Albert

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85856 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 8:25 AM

Mornin' Carol,
What an absolute beautyTongue

Dripping with colourBlush

Off to the woods later, but it is still cold - +1C at the moment with a brisk N.E blowin' up the kilt


Adrian

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 8:26 AM

This must be one of the most spectacular butterflies we see in the west, Carol, and you have captured it in this set with immaculate detail and colours.
V 2 is my preferred image, as the insect shows up against the darker b/g with any distractions to the eye.
Ronnie.

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barbarahirst
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:28 AM

What a beauty you have found here...

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NDODS
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:29 AM

Stone me Carol.................

Regards Nathan Grin

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pluckyfilly
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:34 AM

And what a beauty, job to exceed your splendid efforts Carol the detail in this image is second to noneSad

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 8:45 AM

V1 is absolutely stunning Carol.SmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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PhillipMinnis
29 Mar 2013 - 9:02 AM

A great macro image of this striking butterfly, Carol!

Happy Easter to you and your family!


Cheers

Phil

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sweetpea62
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29 Mar 2013 - 9:34 AM

Three beautiful shots of this lovely butterfly,excellent details..Lin

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CaroleS
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29 Mar 2013 - 9:45 AM

Lucky you and well captured.
Carole

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richmowil
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29 Mar 2013 - 9:49 AM

Stunning set of images!! First class!!

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EAS
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29 Mar 2013 - 10:13 AM

How lucky are you! They'd freeze to death here, I'm afraid. Excellent images.

Ann

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
29 Mar 2013 - 10:21 AM

All lovely images Carol ! Great to see that blue sky too ! (just back from London !)gx

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WhiteRose1
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29 Mar 2013 - 10:25 AM

Could it be any better posed against the sky, Carol? v1 is a real beauty in a fine set.

Dave

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achieverswales
29 Mar 2013 - 10:26 AM

All excellent and worthy of its own upload Carol, it is in pristine condition.

Have a great Easter.

Regards

Trev.

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rontear
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29 Mar 2013 - 10:28 AM

Waking Spring Carol ( we still have winter !!) V1 is a cracker.
Ron.

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SlowSong
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29 Mar 2013 - 10:34 AM

This leaps out of the screen. Smile

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Irishkate
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29 Mar 2013 - 11:01 AM

I thought Glostopcat's found a butterfly in England but no it had to be yours
so we'll have to wait a lot longer to see such delightful critters!
Beautiful images Carol and well presented.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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sparrowhawk
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29 Mar 2013 - 11:01 AM

stunning set tho for me it has to be v2

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2013 - 11:22 AM

Striking butterfly and captures of it, Carol.

P.

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Joline
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29 Mar 2013 - 11:54 AM

Spring has very surely arrived there on time. What wonderful, welcome sights.

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Brian65
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29 Mar 2013 - 12:13 PM

What wonderful images of this beautiful Butterfly.
Brian

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jaktis
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29 Mar 2013 - 12:15 PM

What a beuaty and thank you so much for the award

Peter

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29 Mar 2013 - 12:42 PM

Beautiful set, lovely light and colours, good to see Spring has Sprung somewhere.
Sylvia

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29 Mar 2013 - 12:43 PM

Excelent Carol, v2 for me

Stace

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samarmishra
29 Mar 2013 - 1:40 PM

Hi Carol, excellent set of images, winner is V2 for me and second is V1, I found the bg of the V1 is a bit noisy, but the sharpness in the image is fantastic.. that's why I loved both V1 and V2.. great job with your reliable Lumix..

Samar

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29 Mar 2013 - 1:41 PM

Superb detail especially in v1

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 2:36 PM

A very beautiful butterfly, Carol, excellent set, and go for V1 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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Jat_Riski
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29 Mar 2013 - 4:13 PM

Excellent captures, Carol.Smile

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29 Mar 2013 - 5:12 PM

V1 is a superb shot Carol, wonderful colour and detail. 3 good shots. Moira

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evelen  9 England
29 Mar 2013 - 6:20 PM

excellent captures colours and detail of this lovely butterfly carol.
eve.Smile

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29 Mar 2013 - 7:10 PM

excellent captures

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29 Mar 2013 - 8:24 PM

Absolutely Stunning CarolGrinGrin
Cant believe you have to wait a week for eggsTongueTongue..... Enjoy when it comesGrin
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:54 PM

What a beauty Carol - wonderful colours and superb detail SmileSmile
Helen

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29 Mar 2013 - 10:57 PM

Stunning captures, Carol!
George

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digital_boi
30 Mar 2013 - 11:28 AM

Another winner Carol you are on a roll here

GrahamSmileSmileSmile

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31 Mar 2013 - 12:43 PM

Three magnificent shots of this stunning butterfly, v1 takes some beating even by the likes of Mr Kiteley and Mr Berry!Grin

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Silverzone
31 Mar 2013 - 4:48 PM

Superb, my favourite butterfly in Europe. Sylvia

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1 Apr 2013 - 10:15 AM

Fantastic set Carol well done.Wink
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2 Apr 2013 - 3:00 AM

Three most beautiful captures.... Grin
How lovely! Very well done... IB

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 11:52 AM

Great shot, Carol - funny how this is called the "Scarce Swallowtail" when they are abundant!
Tony

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3 Apr 2013 - 3:56 AM

Otra fotografŪa de premio..

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4 Apr 2013 - 8:45 PM

Superlative & Lovely color macro Image Set ~ Peter Smile

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