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A Swallowtail butterfly gliding through the canopy...
1/1600@f5 ISO 200
Gorgeous shot. Ness
Absolutely outstanding capture!
My wife sat beside me summed this up in one word....WOW
I`m with Mike`s wife....WOW incredible and very beautiful.
Stunning! I don't think I have seen a butterfly photo like this before; a very innovative shot. Hope it gets the votes. Chris
Amazing shot Tim. Never seen anything like it before!
Interesting how it doesn't bother to tuck it's legs up nicely for flight, just lets them hang wherever!
Was this at the spot we found below your place? I noticed the Scarce Swallowtailks glided a lot there and I did for half a minute think about trying to capture it. I was never crazy enough to actually have a go tho.
great shot well captured
I've no idea how you managed to capture this but it's superb! Love the colours, the lighting and the presentation as well as the subect matter, a well deserved EC! Jane
Absolutely stunning capture Tim, only you could capture something as elegant as this.
Beautiful colours, lovely and sharp. Fantasic Capture.
Wow. This is superb. Well done. Marek
Stunning, this is a fabulous image
Tim, have to say this is quality work once again.
Well deserved award.
Amazing image, well done on the EC
superb shot nice detail Dawn
Brilliant, fantastic detail.
congratulations on EC so well desreved
wow what an image
Thats a very serene image its beautiful nice one,John
There is not word for something so amazing. JNC
Faints...!! well done... perfect and much deserved EC...!!!
Fantastic image, superb detail, colours and dof.
Wow, thank you all for the great comments.
I have been trying a shot like this for years and finally found the technique! They circle around overhead for hours a bit like buzzards, but it's just a matter of luck whether they come in close enough to get this close.
Most of my previous shots the butterfly was much further away in the scene.
That's an astonishing photograph Tim! Has it been done before? I can imagine how you felt when you caught it. Brilliant!
Utterly beautiful! Congratulations on the EC - it's fully deserved!
What an amazing shot!
You might of taken years to get it....but boy did you get it!
The colours are superb and great b/g.
Your work is truly inspirational
Congrats on your well deserved EC.
Once again thank you all for your kind words!
Very much appreciated!
Outstanding work; a real joy to view.
outstanding capture! One of the very best I´ve seen for weeks! IMHO.
Stunning Shot, Congrats on well derserved EC
Well deserved EC Tim. Hope you get the canvas print now!
I tried commenting earlier but the system was operating read only...
Love the shot, the blue background makes it for me, as well as it being difficult to capture insects in flight. Well deserving of praise.
Thanks for the award Julian! It means just as much to me as an EC! Thanks also to Cole and Alley! Great idea these user awards!
John, I think the standard is a little high for me to expect any canvas these days!
Again thank you all for your generous comments!
Quite possibly the most beautiful photo Ive ever seen. And I truly mean that.
Superb shot, I just cant take my eyes off of it. WOWOWOWOW!
Congratulations on a EC Award, Superb.
What a shot!
Don't have the words to express my opinion. Just amazing!
What more can be added to these fabulous comments, may i say well deserved. Amazing
There you go. I said it would be coming
Well deserved Tim
As has been said above..WOW really first class picture and deserves all the award possible...really well done
A really fantastic shot - and congrats etc on POTW
Very well deserved. Absolutely fanstic.
Photo of the week? More like photo of the year! That's going to look good on your wall. Congratulations Tim.
Perfect, Tim...absolutely perfect. Many congratulations on all your awards. I've never seen so many given to one image!
Wow, what can I say?
Thank you all for your incredible encouragement!
I will have to try and do better now!
stunning shot and congrats on EC
Congratulations on a superb image and a very worthy Photo of the Week!!!!!
Very nice shot
Congratulations on POW, an amazing capture
excellent makes u think how????
Just amazing. It shows the fragility and the beauty of a butterfly. A deserving winner.
one of the best butterfly shots i have ever seen
what a fantastic capture ... you should be so pleased .. well done you P
can't add any more to whats already been said.
beautiful creature, well captured, great image.
A beautifully captured and presented image.
An outstanding capture.
200 up, what a fabulous and very skillfully taken shot. Very well done
Not many comments on this then
Lovely capture. Great colours.
Now that is quite some shot, so sharp........brilliant.
You nailed this one Tim - what a beauty.
this as to be the greatest swallowtail photo ever tim
beautiful capture of the colours...
wow truly awesome
It's all been said, but, one word, Incedible. Sylvia
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