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A Female Tiger Swallowtail
Pterourus glaucus 3-5.5 inch wingspan

This butterfly appears in many forms----both black and yellow--- The dense blue patches along the bottom hind wings indicate that this is probably a female, yellow form. This one and several new varieties appeared in our area this week, but the best news is there are also Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars munching my parsley!

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:10 Aug 2013 - 1:28 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.6
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:A Female Tiger Swallowtail
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:11 Aug 2013 - 8:55 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
Votes:87

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 8:58 PM

Superb detail!
An excellent shot!

Richard

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 - 8:59 PM

What a beauty! Grin

P.

Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 9:01 PM

Tried my luck with close ups on butterflies this summer. My admiration for pictures like this has grown even higher.

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 9:04 PM

Lovely colours well done not seen one of these

Bob

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Aug 2013 - 9:06 PM

A beauty Jenn,
Fred.

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1705 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom81 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 9:11 PM

Superb quality image.
Nigel

rickie
rickie e2 Member 998 forum postsrickie vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 9:16 PM

Great detailed shot

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 9:46 PM

Fantastic shot, superb colours and excellent detail

Hugh

AlexAppleby
11 Aug 2013 - 9:57 PM

Lovely.

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 10:10 PM

This is so beautiful, Jenn, excellent background and flower perch, perfectly composed as well.

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Aug 2013 - 10:10 PM

Perfection, Jenn.
M

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64382 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 10:14 PM

That's one impressive butterfly. Gorgeous.
x

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 10:17 PM

Such a beautiful macro capture Jennn.

Albert

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 - 10:18 PM

Beautiful shot. Cathy

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 10:21 PM

You know me, I can't offer critique on what I know nothing about, but what I do know is that this is gorgeous Jenn. A truly professional image

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 10:25 PM

WGPDB - Wicked good- Pure dead brilliant- (Philadelphia/Glasgow parlance)
KateGrinGrinGrin

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 10:26 PM

Pin sharp and well detailed

User_Removed
11 Aug 2013 - 10:50 PM

🐛👍😃

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 10:51 PM

A super capture and nice processing.
Regards John.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 11:15 PM

Stunning!

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 12:24 AM

Excellent shot!
George

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
12 Aug 2013 - 12:29 AM

Lovely detailed image and beautiful colours and capture......Grin

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 2:57 AM

A stunning capture........Sandy

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
12 Aug 2013 - 4:11 AM

A superb capture and a stunning image Jenn !!

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 8:26 AM

An absolute perfection!

pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 - 9:12 AM

Superb SmileSmileSmileSmile

sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 9:19 AM

An excellent image beautiful colour and detail xx

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
12 Aug 2013 - 9:23 AM

What a handsome butterfly! Great photo!
JNC

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 10:03 AM

Crystal clear and super coloursSmile

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 11:23 AM

Wonderful image

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
12 Aug 2013 - 12:47 PM

Super macro Jenn!Smile It is a pity that the swallowtails are very rare here, where I liveSad
Regards Valery

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 2:28 PM

Wonderful macro capture

Brian

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 2:41 PM

It's gorgeous Jenn - a stunning capture.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 4:17 PM

Oh boy...now this is something else, Jennnn. I can't think of a word which'd do this justice. Good grief. The detail, light and focus are just divine.

BRAVO.

Andrew

tonyguitar
12 Aug 2013 - 4:25 PM

You Taggart, have your stuff together. Consistant high standard looks like a steep challenge. You are well beyond the first 10,000 images. Nice work! TG

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 4:42 PM

Superb photography..a beauty

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 4:45 PM

Quite stunning!

gill Smile

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 4:56 PM

Marvellous capture Jennn.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 5:27 PM

a wonderful stunning image. one to be proud of.

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 6:02 PM

Fantastic capture Smile

Eileen

capto
capto e2 Member 21089 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2013 - 6:45 PM

Smashing shot. I'd love them in my garden.Smile

ivor

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 8:04 PM

Super shot, great detail.

Myra

jimpy1
jimpy1 e2 Member 5jimpy1 vcard England
13 Aug 2013 - 5:56 AM

Stunning

Jim

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 1:19 PM

What a perfect portrait of this glorious lady.

DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 - 2:22 PM

Fantastic and detailed Macro!SmileSmileWink
Don

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 8:20 PM

A magnificent shot of this beautiul butterfly, the details and colours are fabulous. Swallowtails are a real rarity in the Uk and i've only ever seen one in captivity

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