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One of my favourite butterflies, the swallowtail, is the end result of this beautiful caterpillar.
Many thanks to Mara (maratsuikka) for his UA for my butterfly images yesterday.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:swallowtail caterpillar
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:20 Jul 2011 - 5:27 AM
Tags:Butterfly, Caterpillar, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Swallowtail, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:90
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
20 Jul 2011 - 5:47 AM

Morning Carol cracking shots well done gray.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 5:56 AM

Excellent captures Carol.............Sandy

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 6:37 AM

Wow, stunning set Carol.

Andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 6:45 AM

Superb set, what a handsome, showy beastie.

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Rock
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20 Jul 2011 - 6:58 AM

Grand work.

Rock

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 6:58 AM

Superb images of a superb caterpillar.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 7:01 AM

A superb set Carol - the head shot in v2 is something special - your best macros yet IMHO

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 7:23 AM

Carol these are beautifully captured. I haven't seen 1 caterpillar this year and hardley any butterflies. It's been a poor year for insects etc. Hope you are ok. Things the same here. SueSmile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 7:30 AM

this is one stunning set carol brilliant detail love them all but v3 my favourite today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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CaroleS
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20 Jul 2011 - 7:44 AM

A wonderful set, great captures. Carole

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 8:21 AM

Great details and colour in all 4. Looks like one well fed caterpillar!

Ann

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 8:25 AM

What an amazing macro shots, Carol - well done
saeid

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 8:32 AM

Wonderfully coloured bearded creature. The subject that is. Well taken.
jon

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 8:55 AM

v1 is defo my fav congrats on the UA.lesley

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 8:56 AM

What an interesting set of images - great colours and detail - going to look through you portfolio now as I have missed so much these last few months - Elizabethxx

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User_Removed
20 Jul 2011 - 9:17 AM

Beautifully detailed captures.

Lucien.

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susanbarton
20 Jul 2011 - 9:21 AM

Super set of shots Carol he looks like the catapillar in Alice in Wonderland just needs a Hooker Pipe Wink

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Lillian
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20 Jul 2011 - 9:28 AM

That is so beautiful Carol V3 for me for such a crisp image
almost saying...'make sure a bird does't get me'!Grin
Lillian

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1070 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 9:29 AM

Well doesn't he pose beautifully. Think I go for V3 for the 3/4 pose - always so flattering. And I was thinking of Alice's caterpillar too.
Moira

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 9:34 AM

I think V3 is my fave but fab set and quite an unusual speciman

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 9:43 AM

A big congrats on the welldeserved awards
I love the colourings of this beautiful caterpillar

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gingerdelight
20 Jul 2011 - 9:50 AM

Wow, what a beauty! I especially like V1 today, absolute perfection!
Carol

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13323 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 9:50 AM

A terrific set Carol. Particularly V1 & V3,
Alan

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:26 AM

An absolutely cracking set of this beautiful caterpillar, Carol, but V1 has to be my fave for the way it's posing Wink
Trev Smile

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Joeblowfromoz
20 Jul 2011 - 10:34 AM

Such a superb capture Carol - absolutely a wonderful image. Def V1 with its great composition - Jo

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TonyDy
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20 Jul 2011 - 10:37 AM

Superb set, Carol, number 1 in particular.
Tony

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danbrann
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20 Jul 2011 - 11:02 AM

Outstaaaaaaaaaaandinnnng Carol.

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digital_boi
20 Jul 2011 - 11:19 AM

right up there with your very best Carol 1 vote each for sure

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nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:31 AM

Surely your best ever set, great work.... Nick

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viscostatic
20 Jul 2011 - 11:36 AM

Superb Carol, especially V3 with the others close behind.

Phil.

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Ade_Osman
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20 Jul 2011 - 11:47 AM

Cracking images Carol......V3 being the best for me.

Ade

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EMJAYCEE
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20 Jul 2011 - 11:58 AM

Wow Carol you've excelled yourself today - superb set, couldn't possibly choose a favourite.
Joan.

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Joline
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20 Jul 2011 - 12:09 PM

Fabulous!

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SteveMoulding
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20 Jul 2011 - 12:34 PM

A beautiful set of macro's. Superb detail and colour.
Steve.

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dven
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20 Jul 2011 - 1:22 PM

4 wonderful shots,

dven

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Silverzone
20 Jul 2011 - 1:29 PM

Superb set, love the subject. sylvia

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SlowSong
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20 Jul 2011 - 2:19 PM

What a beautiful creature and such lovely pictures. 1 and 2 for me.
Chris

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Samuel_Aron
20 Jul 2011 - 2:52 PM

Fantastic macros!
Sam.

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FeatherFriend
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20 Jul 2011 - 3:31 PM

All superb but it's V3 for me Carol,
Geoff.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7614 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 3:40 PM

This is a prime example of this caterpillar - a fine looking fella too! If you gently touch them, they will stick out those horns on their heads - looks quite formidable - and they smell too..........
Anne

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whiteswan01
20 Jul 2011 - 6:00 PM

WOW stunning detail
Dawn

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achieverswales
20 Jul 2011 - 6:10 PM

2 and 4 awesome Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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bluetitblue
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20 Jul 2011 - 6:38 PM

V3 for me excellent capture.

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moiral
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20 Jul 2011 - 7:55 PM

Superb set of shots Caro, with V3 being my favourite. Saw quite a few butterflies in France, but only managed a decent shot of one Sad. Moira

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 8:06 PM

Now that's a beautiful caterpillar Carol - particularly like V3.
Brian.

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ChristineD
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20 Jul 2011 - 8:07 PM

Amazing set of images.v3 for me

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
20 Jul 2011 - 8:33 PM

Quite love this bug that you have caught so well !! Gill

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2011 - 9:13 PM

Fantastic set Carol, great colours. Love V1 and V3 Smile
Gemma

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20 Jul 2011 - 9:21 PM

wonderful set Carol sorry for being so late but i've been taking an exam and passed it !! wonderful shots

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Mynett
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20 Jul 2011 - 11:07 PM

looking very well nourished Smile

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 10:30 AM

A stunning set Carol.Well done..Lin

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 11:33 AM

A brilliant set Carol,I'd love v1 for my wall,,big poster,,Wink

Aidan,,

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21 Jul 2011 - 1:07 PM

V 3 is best in this cute set.

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 4:04 PM

Superb.
Brian

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22 Jul 2011 - 2:42 PM

Great set Carol. A

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Chinga
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22 Jul 2011 - 8:41 PM

V1 and V3 are my favorites! What a good looking volouptious lady! IB

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 12:37 PM

Amazing detail in these awesome macros Carol, I find it hard to believe that you haven't picked up more awards from the various editors over the years, especially as you only use a compact camera and do not have the expensive equipment at your disposal that many others on here have

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2011 - 3:41 PM

'v3 is my favorite macro Shot,' Carol, of this fantastic set of Swallowtail Caterpillar images. Stay well.

Peter

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