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I found and captured this beautiful swallowtail butterfly on the same day as I captured the recent comma. Again, it was taken in shady conditions, so I wasn't as pleased with the results as I could have been, but still thought them worthy of an upload.
Guess who didn't remember to put the clocks back one hour last night, hence the very early upload this morning!
Happy Hallowe'en, everyone, be wary of those 'trick or treat'ers!

(UPDATE: Many thanks to Mara for his very early morning User Award, much appreciated)

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:swallowtail
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:31 Oct 2010 - 4:26 AM
Tags:Bug, Butterfly, Close-up, Digital art, General, Insect, Swallowtail, Wildlife / nature
Votes:82
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 - 4:39 AM

A excellent capture

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 5:12 AM

Beautiful captures Carol. All very well taken images.........Sandy

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maratsuikka
31 Oct 2010 - 5:12 AM

HI CAROL,LOVE IT,VERY BUSY TIMES HERE ATM...
BEEN BACK LATER...

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Jovana63
Jovana63  3 Canada
31 Oct 2010 - 5:46 AM

Very well done! Nice set of four!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 6:33 AM

4 very good shots of this particularly attractive butterfly: I don't think the lack of direct sunlight had been a disadvantage as the detail and colours have been captured so well. Each is so good so they are going to have to share the vote today.
Ronnie.

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 7:17 AM

Super capture Carol. I saw a few of these while living in Crete but never managed to get a shot of one. Well done.
Paul

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 7:17 AM

A beautiful capture!

It doesn't matter if I put the clocks back or not, my body clock takes a while to change! Smile

Last Modified By KarenFB at 31 Oct 2010 - 7:18 AM

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 7:22 AM

What a beauty! fine set Carol. A

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 7:50 AM

yes, this bussiness of the clocks changing a real 'pain in rear'! But worth being up just to see this wonderful set Carol, Beautifully captured all but has to be V4 for me
Lillian

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 7:58 AM

Lovely set of images and one of my favourite butterflies.

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Freila
Freila  4106 forum posts
31 Oct 2010 - 8:34 AM

Great set, loving V4
Freila

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 8:41 AM

V4 for me also.
jon

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 8:46 AM

beautiful butterfly, not seen one myself

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Silverzone
31 Oct 2010 - 9:06 AM

Lovely Scarce Swallowtail, well taken as usual. Sylvia

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 9:09 AM

Lovely set Carol - V4 my fav -me too - been up since 5.00 - but lovely to have so much time to sit and do as I please -might fall asleep at tea time though LOL!

Sue

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 9:55 AM

Excellent again. This time #3 for me

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 - 10:00 AM

beautiful images carol,well captured indeed.ray

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Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 - 10:21 AM

What a beautiful butterfly, and perfectly captured images.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:29 AM

Gorgeous Carol - V2 and V4 for me.
Brian.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64387 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:37 AM

Great shots Carol. I especially like V3 as it's not often we see butterflies head on and I like the tail? drifting off in the background.
Chris

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:51 AM

v4 for me.lesley

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:55 AM

Such a beautiful butterfly and your images are excellent. Got the clocks changed ok, just taking loads of time to readjust my own internal one!

Ann

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HobbitDave
31 Oct 2010 - 10:58 AM

Wowowow! And I had just given my award literally 15 minutes ago! Wonderful set of a magical butterfly, Carol. v.2 is just superb.
Dave.
P.S Loved the e-card, it got me going and sending more of them around Wink

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 11:21 AM

Congrats on the award ...
Well deserved
These are wonderful

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Gray_ina
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31 Oct 2010 - 11:42 AM

Hi Carol, nice tht time of the morning lol, great shots, loads of butterflies in sa , impossible to get near enough to take only managed a couple ,gray.

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114511 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 12:25 PM

Always nice to see this species, well done Carol.

Ade

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 12:27 PM

Four super captures.
Congrats Carol.

(my new pup certainly didn't adhere to the
clock change!) lol

B.

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viscostatic
31 Oct 2010 - 12:32 PM

Beautiful Carol. especially V2 and V3.

Phil.

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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 12:45 PM

Excellent set of images .... Absolutely beautiful! The best of the best? Very difficult ..... V1 and V4.

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 12:52 PM

Fantastic images...what a great butterfly.

Keith

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 12:57 PM

superb shots!!

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
31 Oct 2010 - 1:20 PM

Love is like a butterfly,As soft and gentle as a sigh.Ooooh! Dolly Parton.Love flat chested ladies !! Your best set for a while IMO,Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 - 2:23 PM

Yes I agree with cormy today.....for once!!!
All great.
Mavis

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
31 Oct 2010 - 3:15 PM

Superb butterfly/photo!
JNC

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 4:10 PM

Beautiful captures and especially V4. with V2 a very close second.
Joan.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 4:15 PM

Wonderful set, Carol, amazing captures as always.
Happy Halloween! Smile
TrevB Smile

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romansnumber7
31 Oct 2010 - 4:18 PM

Terrific shots of this pristine Scarce Swallowtail.

Paul

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Oleg_Lobzin
31 Oct 2010 - 4:21 PM

A magnificent collection. Details ivoshititelny.
Regards, Oleg.

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norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 4:47 PM

Lovely set of images Carol, V4 is my fav, well captured all...............

Tony.

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WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 4:57 PM

Wonderfully detailed images,love the settings !

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jase147
jase147  4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 - 4:58 PM

lovely set of images , if i had to pick one i'd go for V4 though i dont think there is anything btwn the set

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
31 Oct 2010 - 5:26 PM

I think your shots are lovely Carol. V4 for me. Moira

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
31 Oct 2010 - 5:34 PM

A superb set of captures Carol.
These are one of your best!!
Robert

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Dave_Holdham
31 Oct 2010 - 6:02 PM

Superb detailed set, well captured.

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jayjay52
jayjay52  5 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 - 6:32 PM

All good. Think V4 is my favourite although very hard to choose

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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6692 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 6:33 PM

Never seen one of these, you have captured it so well. Didn't realise you changed the clocks too!
Sandra

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stephenscott
31 Oct 2010 - 6:38 PM

A lovely detailed set of images..

Steve..

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goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 6:47 PM

Lovely pics of a lovely creature Carol...Bill

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bromley-smith
31 Oct 2010 - 7:51 PM

Beautiful images Carol, love v3.
Tony

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:32 PM

Excellent & beautiful set of four very detailed captures of the lovely Swallowtail Butterfly, Carol.
Peter

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:40 PM

A beautiful collection of this very unique butterfly - great close ups Carol, you see something new and interesting in every angle.

Ayelet

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2010 - 5:21 AM

Four crackers, well up to your usual standard.

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RajaSidambaram

Lovely Swallowtail, Carol.Well recorded with the white Lantana - Raja.

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gabriel_flr
1 Nov 2010 - 5:31 AM

You're definitely a lucky girl Carol, such a beauty in October! Superb details, perfect DoF as always!

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
1 Nov 2010 - 7:44 AM

A superb serie. bravo +++++
cor

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2010 - 4:54 PM

Cracking set Carol, a superb specimen and love the natural environment,
Geoff.

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samarmishra
3 Nov 2010 - 2:46 AM

hi Carol, excellent set of images.

samar..

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 8:17 PM

Perfection resting on a flower Carol . All 4 are worthy of a place . I just love version 2 with its long , sweeping lines and such great definitionxxx

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 - 11:54 PM

all amazing
bunSmile

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Glostopcat
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13 Nov 2010 - 9:00 PM

Four sensational images of this beautiful and exotic butterfly, my favourites are versions 2 and 3

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