Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Spicebush Swallowtail

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Spicebush Swallowtail
Pterourus troilus 3 1/2--4 1/4 inches

One of our largest butterflies, the Spicebush Swallowtail lives in forest edges, meadows, fields and along streams---and occasionally is seen in gardens, mainly in the north-eastern USA. It likes Joe Pye weed, jewel weed and honeysuckle and, it appears, Purple Cone Flowers (echinacea)

Some Huge thanks yous are due to Martin, Nathan, Ron, Nezih and Lillian for their User Awards, and to all who gave their opinions---

Please forgive my indulgence-- I managed some 30 + shots of her before I got too hot and tired---and did not have time today to prepare something else! Enjoy!

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jul 2013 - 10:59 PM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual

Comments

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
16 Jul 2013 - 12:40 AM

Excellent Jenn, nice detail and a fine composition,
Fred.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 12:42 AM

Excellent detail and sharp as a tack, Jenn: fine capture of this butterfly and accompanied by an informative narrative.
But I did wonder at your using ISO 1000 when it gave you a shutter of 1/1600.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 16 Jul 2013 - 12:43 AM
RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:07 AM

Thanks for PM explaining all, JennSmileSmile.
Ronnie.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Jul 2013 - 4:38 AM

This is an excellent photo and great write up Jenn !!

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:30 AM

Jenn, the balance of forms and colors and your perfect DOF make this one just incredible.
-=\Walter

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 5:34 AM

Another stunner! Great image content and quality...
Congratulations on such a find!
IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 16 Jul 2013 - 5:35 AM
Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:42 AM

Superb shot once again Jennn.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:57 AM

fantastic detail jenn brilliant colours and light belting comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:21 AM

Why prepare something else when this is so gorgeous?

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:29 AM

Lucky you to have such interesting species of butterfly. I'm not surprised you took so many. Smile
Ann

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:55 AM

Onderful capture.
Regards John.

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:05 AM

Another superb shot, Jenn. Wonderful colours.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:09 AM

Perfection and so beautiful.
Joan.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 8:48 AM

Superb macro shot, fantastic detail and colours, pin sharp too

Hugh

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 10:31 AM

I'm sure we can forgive your indulgence in sharing this beautiful butterfly and the Purple Cone Flower ( so that's what it's called).
Lovely framing Jenn.
Kate

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 10:50 AM

what a wonderful butterfly! the perch is lovely , too!

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33074 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 11:15 AM

Beautifully captured, so full of colour and detail...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Jul 2013 - 12:41 PM

Perfect DOF and composition

Peter

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41034 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 12:42 PM

A beautiful composition, Jenn.

Dave

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85908 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 1:28 PM

This is a beauty Jenn and well deserving of the awards

Adrian

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 2:21 PM

Well detailed and coloured this one Jenn.
Super shot.
Mick.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:00 PM

Stunning Image!!

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 3:38 PM

Ohhh...now that's an excellent capture, Jennnn.

Great angle and pin sharp. LOVE how the background has turned out too. Super smooth!

Andrew

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
16 Jul 2013 - 4:25 PM

This is an excellent macro, Jenn! Perfect DOF here, as well!Smile
Regards Valery

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:14 PM

Another superb macro Jenn - well deserving the response it has had from other toggers! A

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114493 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:29 PM

Wouldn't mind having the chance to shoot these ion the wild, great stuff as always Jenn....

Ade

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:33 PM

Wow!!!!! what an amazing capture...superb composition as well...wish I had another UA

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 5:35 PM

Awesome work Jenn superbly captured with great detail

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91067 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 6:36 PM

Beautifuly caught Jenn, almost 3D

Malcolm

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 7:34 PM

What a beauty, and I'm so glad to see that others appreciate it as much as I do.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 9:56 PM

Wow what a cracking close up

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 10:12 PM

had bookmarked it for the UA, for once I did not forget Smile

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 - 10:35 PM

Lovely shot

Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 11:48 PM

Superb close-up, Jennn.
Brian

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 12:42 AM

Magnificent!!!!!

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 7:13 PM

I'm sorry I missed this Jenn, it surely deserves my UA and would have had it if I hadn't awarded one this morning. A magnificent capture

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2013 - 11:12 PM

An outstanding image of this very beautiful and exotic butterfly, oh to see one of these in the wild

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 6:30 AM

So poetic Jennnnnnnn. A wonderful photo. Would make a lovely wall hanger or Book cover xx

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.