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During my enforced absence from site last month, Swallow decided to emerge from his chrysalis, unfortunately whilst I was not there, so I couldn't capture his emergence. However, having found him the evening of his emergence on the floor of my bedroom, he very kindly agreed to rest on my verandah overnight, allowing me to take some images of him the next morning before flying off to join his friends. V.4 shows him as a chrysalis, taken on 14th November 2012.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Swallow
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:10 Jun 2013 - 6:31 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
Votes:95
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2013 - 6:50 AM

Four stunning shots. These guys flit around the Spanish garden but I'm not quick enough to capture them.

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Andysnapper
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10 Jun 2013 - 6:53 AM

Wow, welcome back Carol, I missed you and your wonderful wee beasts. This is a superb set, the first shot is breathtaking.

Andy

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ColleenA
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10 Jun 2013 - 6:53 AM

Stunning capture Carol. Cannot see versions as on my cell as internet down at the Game lodge. Out on game drive tracking lions freezxing my but off. Will come back later to view your versions.

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KarenFB
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10 Jun 2013 - 6:54 AM

Beautiful captures!

It's a toss up between 1 and 3 today - I love the sky as a background, but I also like the full-on shot in 3. Smile

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johnke
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10 Jun 2013 - 6:54 AM

Superb Carol and with fantastic detail, V1 is amazing...John

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annettep38
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:05 AM

definitely v1 for me with that POV against the glorious blue sky I miss so much!
GREAT to see you back Smile

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GarrathE
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:09 AM

Great to see you back! Fabulous set of images.

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barbarahirst
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

Perfection......

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mrswoolybill
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:21 AM

V1 is a cracker, beautifully composed and taken.
Moira

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rontear
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:22 AM

Excellent Carol, hope to be seeing some of these when we go to Provence !
Ron

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Caziwinkles
10 Jun 2013 - 7:23 AM

Amazing images Carol - you've not lost your touch!!! Tongue

Carol

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cats_123
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:27 AM

great set Grin

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SUE118
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:29 AM

Beautifully captured Carol, V1 my fav. Take care of yourself and great to have you back.SmileSmileSmileSmile

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HuddersfieldHil
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:30 AM

Absolutely syunning - all of them - even the chrysallis!! He is a real beauty to behold thank you for sharing himSmileSmile
Regards HilSmile

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Quoise
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:40 AM

Wonderful to see your images in the gallery again Carol. A superb set!

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AnnChown
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:49 AM

So pleased to see you back and with the story of Swallow! SmileSmile V2 for me.
Ann

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RonnieAG
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10 Jun 2013 - 8:00 AM

How decent of him to pop in and allow these portraits to be capturedWinkWink.
What a superb set of what must be one of the most beautiful butterflies and to see the chrysalis stage is an added bonus.
Ronnie.

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Badgerfred
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10 Jun 2013 - 8:21 AM

Super images Carol, great detail in all,
Fred.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
10 Jun 2013 - 8:50 AM

no one does it quite like you !! gillx

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
10 Jun 2013 - 8:55 AM

Excellent!
JNC

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richmowil
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10 Jun 2013 - 9:28 AM

Four stunning images!! Tremendous set!!

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tomcat
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10 Jun 2013 - 9:30 AM

Now this is getting close to natureSmile

Hoping to try and nail these beauties in a couple of weeks timeWink

Dry, but overcast this morning and about 14C


Adrian

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achieverswales
10 Jun 2013 - 10:12 AM

Now if a photo deserves tons of awards it is V1 Carol, have mine to add to the rest of them, stunning work.

Regards

Trev.

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lonely_oryx
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10 Jun 2013 - 10:29 AM

Very artistic set

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TrevBatWCC
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10 Jun 2013 - 10:44 AM

A wonderful set, Carol...but V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
10 Jun 2013 - 10:51 AM

all winners v1 is special for me all awards well deserved

Graham

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Irishkate
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10 Jun 2013 - 11:30 AM

Four superb images and wonderful to see the chrysalis and then the stunning swallowtail.
Your presentation is beautiful. Glad to see you back.
Sorry I've already given my award today to another butterfly!
KateGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
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10 Jun 2013 - 11:39 AM

How lovely. V1 captures it in all its glory.
x

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WhiteRose1
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10 Jun 2013 - 12:05 PM

v1 is a beauty with the blue sky background, Carol.

Dave

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Joline
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10 Jun 2013 - 12:12 PM

A sign of hope if there ever was one!
V3 is exquisite....hard to get them fully spreadwinged.

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Daisymaye
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10 Jun 2013 - 12:42 PM

Hi Carol, these are all very beautiful. What a stunning set. Love them all with maybe a preference towards V1. Very pleased your back and up and running.........Sandy

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Mrsbass
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10 Jun 2013 - 1:33 PM

Wow Carol - such stunning beauty, captured perfectly. Welcome home.

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samarmishra
10 Jun 2013 - 2:22 PM

Hi Carol, excellent set of images, all are equal winners. Congratulation for the user awards..

samar..

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Holmewood
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10 Jun 2013 - 2:24 PM

Fantastic set

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Growmore
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10 Jun 2013 - 2:27 PM

Superb images Carol so very beautiful.
Gary

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prabhusinha
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10 Jun 2013 - 2:45 PM

Awesome images.

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Stace
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10 Jun 2013 - 4:32 PM

A fine set Carol

Stace

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ChiliMan
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10 Jun 2013 - 5:03 PM

Ah...good old Swallow. So wonderful that he finally emerged AND that you got to take this STELLAR picture of him, Carol. V1 has to be one of the best butterfly images I've seen on here, for sure. Vs 2 and 3 are amazing too, and I love that little tether in V4 Grin

Andrew

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GeorgePlatis
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10 Jun 2013 - 5:46 PM

Brilliant set of wonderful captures, Carol !
George

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 - 5:56 PM

Magnificent butterfly and set, Carol.

P.

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howdog
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10 Jun 2013 - 5:57 PM

You may of been away Carol but you've not lost your skills, beautiful set of images.
Iain

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evelen
evelen  9 England
10 Jun 2013 - 6:19 PM

excellent set of images carol.
eve.Smile

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leontari
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:00 PM

Excellent set of captures Carol, but V1 is awesome!!!
Effrossini

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pluckyfilly
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:04 PM

Absolutely awesome, love the whole set - welcome back

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danbrann
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:20 PM

V1 is as sharp as I have ever seen . Top notch Carol.

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Silverzone
10 Jun 2013 - 7:36 PM

Hi Carol, Great to see youback online. The set is beautiful. I spent the last fortnight in San Stefanos on the north coast of Corfu and the flowers and butterflies were beautiful. Sylvia

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10 Jun 2013 - 7:46 PM

What a beauty

Peter

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Louise_Morris
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10 Jun 2013 - 7:51 PM

Beautiful Carol.................and so good to see you back. Lou

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10 Jun 2013 - 7:55 PM

Wonderful work indeed.

Rock

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10 Jun 2013 - 9:08 PM

What stunning set of images
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10 Jun 2013 - 9:38 PM

A marvellous set of images of this magnificent butterfly, a species i've never seen in the wild. The Big O will be green with envy when he sees these!

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10 Jun 2013 - 11:06 PM

hi Carol
nice to see you back i am in the far North of Scotland at the moment,and going over to the Orkeneys next week and have no means of uploading any images until i return home but i will still click when i can

dven

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10 Jun 2013 - 11:13 PM

This is not just stunning, but outstanding. Ann.

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11 Jun 2013 - 9:53 AM

Great POV with V1. Super set. paul

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11 Jun 2013 - 11:46 AM

Welcome back Carol! Grin
WOW what a superb set of images!
IB

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11 Jun 2013 - 12:54 PM

Simply stunning Carol love them.SmileSmile
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11 Jun 2013 - 1:44 PM

Una captura impresionante..Felicitaciones..

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11 Jun 2013 - 3:15 PM

Stunning! Wow! I love the colors, very well done!SmileSmile CongratulationsSmile
Regards,
LuDa

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brianhaslam
11 Jun 2013 - 5:51 PM

Nice and clean in one and two.

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11 Jun 2013 - 6:52 PM

Wonderful, the emergence at last, and some glorious images.

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myrab
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:26 PM

Fabulous images.

Myra

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JuBarney
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11 Jun 2013 - 8:55 PM

A super set
Ju

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mistercook
12 Jun 2013 - 4:39 PM

v1 and 3 ....crisp and superb photography Smile

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marktc
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12 Jun 2013 - 7:34 PM

This is easily the most beautiful and well crafted butterfly shot I've seen on here Carol... Stunningly good!

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7 Jul 2013 - 2:49 PM

I have 6 pupae that did not emerge this spring - they all look nice and viable - I think I probably have something to look forward to later in the fall. They seem to go in cycles as far as eclosing.

Anne

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