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I went back to the meadow again yesterday, hoping to see some long tailed blues, but no luck. However, there were tens of swallowtails enjoying the yellow fleabane, so I couldn't resist taking a few pics of them. Here are a couple that I thought worth uploading, I was pleased to see that this one had a near-perfect tail, so many of them are looking rather tatty now.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:swallowtail
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:19 Oct 2012 - 5:44 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, General, Macro, Nature, Swallowtail, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:68
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Oct 2012 - 5:51 AM

Lovely photos ! I prefer V1 although V2 gives better detail taken from above. Excellent caotures - you must have had a good time doing this Smile

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43894 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 6:23 AM

Two stunning photographs depicting this wonderfully detail 'Swallow Tail Butterfly' Carol. Each one so very worthy of their own upload. However I do think that photograph number one has the edge. Love the processing and fine presentation.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5147 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 6:42 AM

A superbly marked and coloured butterfly, Carol, which you have captured in quite exquisite detail: V 1 seems the more appealing to me, as the line of the insect's body and the flower stem are sitting parallel and on the diagonal, and the lighting is particularly good.
Ronnie.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 6:43 AM

Fantastic Carol, such a beautiful creature and perfectly captured.

Andy

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dven
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19 Oct 2012 - 6:52 AM

The detail in version 2 is better than 1 as the plane of focus is just throwing the tip of the wing out of focus in 2
but having said that 2 good images

dven

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John1914
John1914  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 6:57 AM

What a superb image of this Swallowtail, my preference is for V1. Great composition

Best wishes Grin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
19 Oct 2012 - 7:25 AM

Spot on macro Carol, very good detail make the big boys squeak lol. two brilliant photo's regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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SUE118
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19 Oct 2012 - 7:36 AM

Lucky you and they are so pretty and beautifully marked.

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KarenFB
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19 Oct 2012 - 7:38 AM

Version 2 for me today - how beautiful! Smile

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Lillian
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19 Oct 2012 - 7:46 AM

Exquisite Carol, such beautiful images going for V2
Lillian

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 7:49 AM

two belters here carol wonderful detail brilliant colour and textures v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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annettep38
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19 Oct 2012 - 7:49 AM

Now that is a spectacular specimen. Very pretty.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 - 8:00 AM

Remembering being on the beach and seeing my first swallowtail! lovely captures and presentation . Gill|( supposed to be sunny tomorrow here !Wink

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LynneJoyce
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19 Oct 2012 - 8:15 AM

Wow, two crackers!

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helenlinda
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19 Oct 2012 - 8:22 AM

Both beautifully captured Carol - v2 being my favourite SmileSmile
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19 Oct 2012 - 8:28 AM

Excellent captures Carol, 2 beautiful images,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
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19 Oct 2012 - 8:45 AM

you are featured e2 image at this moment.
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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19 Oct 2012 - 8:52 AM

both stunning....

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saeidNL
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19 Oct 2012 - 9:09 AM

Two Beautiful and lovely capture,Carol,very well done,
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19 Oct 2012 - 9:23 AM

Both are beautiful Carol.
Joan.

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WhiteRose1
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19 Oct 2012 - 9:36 AM

v2 shows the detail and colour perfectly, Carol, but I do like the more dynamic angle of v1 and the composition and presentation are first class.

Dave

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19 Oct 2012 - 9:58 AM

I love v1 for the composition, detail and light Carol! A stunner!
Ann

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Irishkate
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19 Oct 2012 - 10:52 AM

Two stunning images of a very beautiful butterfly.
both captures show that amazing tail.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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19 Oct 2012 - 11:10 AM


Quote: A superbly marked and coloured butterfly, Carol, which you have captured in quite exquisite detail: V 1 seems the more appealing to me, as the line of the insect's body and the flower stem are sitting parallel and on the diagonal, and the lighting is particularly good.
Ronnie.

Couldn't have said it better myself! Tongue

Ann

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19 Oct 2012 - 11:32 AM


Quote: A superbly marked and coloured butterfly, Carol, which you have captured in quite exquisite detail: V 1 seems the more appealing to me, as the line of the insect's body and the flower stem are sitting parallel and on the diagonal, and the lighting is particularly good.
Ronnie.

Sorry could not think of anything to say that has not already been said - two crackers but V1 for me - kindest regards Elizab eth xx

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19 Oct 2012 - 11:50 AM

Great shot, Carol.
Tony

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Ade_Osman
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19 Oct 2012 - 11:55 AM

Humph!

Don't think I need say any more than that!

Ade SadSadSadSadSad

Wish I was in Crete right now!

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digital_boi
19 Oct 2012 - 11:55 AM

V1 excellent Carol

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19 Oct 2012 - 12:40 PM

I love the casual pose of v1. What a wonderful find.

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19 Oct 2012 - 2:03 PM

Stunning again Carol, big difference of opinion on faves above................... My fave is V1 for the pose and comp.
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19 Oct 2012 - 2:59 PM

You do wonder with a point & shoot, worth seeing.

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19 Oct 2012 - 3:01 PM

Two stunning, detailed close-ups, Carol, each one worthy of its own upload, but think V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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19 Oct 2012 - 4:25 PM

A beauty and so well captured also

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19 Oct 2012 - 4:31 PM

Both stunning shots Carol.
Brian

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19 Oct 2012 - 4:49 PM

Gorgeous Carol.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 6:09 PM

Lovely captures and presentation.

P.

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evelen
evelen  10 England
19 Oct 2012 - 6:23 PM

beautiful captures Carol.
eve.Smile

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19 Oct 2012 - 7:42 PM

Pin sharp a real beauty Carol

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19 Oct 2012 - 8:42 PM

A superbly marked and coloured butterfly beautifully captured

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19 Oct 2012 - 9:51 PM

Lovely fine detail & colour Carol
Pauline.

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19 Oct 2012 - 11:26 PM

Two lovely captures Carol.I found one in Greece high up the hills in the castle ruins..Lin

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20 Oct 2012 - 2:45 PM

Stunning. A

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fificat100
20 Oct 2012 - 11:58 PM

Two stunning shots - V2 takes my vote!

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21 Oct 2012 - 6:30 PM

Two stunning close ups of this beautiful and extotic butterfly, the detail and colours are fabulous. I knew you'd enjoy any opportunity to rub the Big O's nose in the dirt!WinkGrinTongue
Quote: Humph!

Don't think I need say any more than that!

Ade SadSadSadSadSad

Wish I was in Crete right now!

Don't worry Ade I'm sure we'll get Carol back if we get the chance to visit Westonbirt Arboretum or Ashton Court for the fallow and red deer rut!Smile

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28 Oct 2012 - 1:51 PM

Wonderful, wonderful , Carol. Superb colour & texture. I wish we had such beautiful butterflies .

Cold & wet here , feels like winter !!! xxx

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