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There are so many different mormon butterflies, I find it difficult to identify them. Although in the swallowtail family, some do not have tails. I think this is a male of the species. It settled on a bird of paradise flower.
Thankyou for your continued interest in this series.
It may be a good idea for me to move on, though, and upload something different next time.
Pamela.

Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Black Great Mormon Butterfly
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:27 Feb 2012 - 6:13 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Insect, Lepidoptera, Linnaeus, Papilio memnon, Southern Asia, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 6:17 PM

It couldn't have settled on a more pleasing bloom, Pamela, a beautiful image, well captured and presented. Carol

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 6:26 PM

This is beautiful, very well taken... well done!
Shell

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 6:27 PM

Lovely colour and clarity Pamela, superb image, well captured................

Tony.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
27 Feb 2012 - 6:38 PM

A really delightful image, lovely capture.

Len

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 6:44 PM

A beautifully detailed shot of this dark butterfly, not easy to get exposure spot on as you have done, and considering the bright vibrant perch it chose to alight upon.
Beautiful nature image, Pamela.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 6:54 PM

This is magnificent Pamela. But what has really grabbed my attention is the angle of capture of the Strelizia. Even without the butterfly it would be amazing, as it's very unusual. Thanks for the idea SmileSmile

Barry

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 7:11 PM

Almost an abstract, angles and strong blocks of colour. This is rather special.
Moira

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 7:13 PM

This is a beautiful image Pamela

Adrian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 7:16 PM

A picture, Pam---way beyond the butterfly portrait--- This is splendid!

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
27 Feb 2012 - 7:32 PM

What a stunning butterfly

Peter

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8857 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 7:37 PM

A very beautiful photo with excellent colour, focus and detail. The comp's none too shabby eitherSmile

Alan.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 7:48 PM

This is a quality image. - gary

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 8:46 PM

What a place to land Pamela, a great combination of beauty together
perfect
Lillian

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 9:46 PM

Stunning image Pamela. Colour, composition, sharpness - got the lot.

Dave

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 10:10 PM

Wonderful combination of butterfly and flower. Pin sharp details and such attractive colours.

Ann

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 - 10:33 PM

Lovely image, Pamela.
Tony

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 11:13 PM

Wonderful colours Pamela.
Good detail too.
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2012 - 11:33 PM

A stunning close up of this black beauty, the detail, colours and clarity are simply fabulous

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2012 - 7:19 AM

Currently the featured E2 photo SmileSmileSmile

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butterflydiva72

Breath-taking Pamela!
I would have given you an award only you have it disabled.
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Antoinette
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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2012 - 2:48 PM

I haven't disabled my awards, Antoinette, so I'm not sure what happened there.
What a pity, it's my birthday today and it would have made a nice presentSmile .
Pamela.

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pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2012 - 2:50 PM

Thankyou all for your lovely comments.
Just for information, this isn't a composite, it really did land on that flower. All I changed was the background.
Pamela.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2012 - 3:54 PM

What a very beautiful and colourful landing pad for it! A cracking shot, Pamela Smile
Just spotted that it's your birthday today - Many Happy Returns! Wink
Trev Smile

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2012 - 6:19 PM

A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

And what a beauty you have uploaded on this special day
I do like your presentation

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2012 - 3:19 PM

Lovely contrast between the butterfly and flower colours.
Brian.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 7:35 AM

This is wonderful!
Happy Birthday and all the best for the oncoming year.
Johanna

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 1:04 PM

Very pleased to make this 60 - stunningly sharp and I think it works very well with that flower.
Ann

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2012 - 2:53 PM

Wonderful image stunning colours

Brian....................

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2012 - 1:42 PM

Now this is simply awesome. To find such a beautiful butterfly-flower combo is one thing. But to get such a perfect shot of it is something else. Exquisitely processed and presented too, Pamela Smile

Andrew

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2012 - 10:45 PM

Still a fantastic image!

and thanks for the link re: Peckish bird food-- delightfully amusing!

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2012 - 9:25 AM

Wow this is gorgeous Pamela..

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Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2012 - 1:46 PM

A great series.

David

Those 6 or 7 clicks and this comment have just taken over 5 minutes SadSad I'm going to need a 4 hour lunch break at this rate.

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evelen  9 England
5 Mar 2012 - 6:43 PM

wonderful capture colours and detail.
eve.Smile

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2012 - 8:50 PM

Lord above! How beautiful is this Pamela!!! One of those images that take my breath away. Forgive me if I don't comment on all the others in the series - but going to look right now - from the thumbnails they seem amazing. Sue

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2012 - 11:32 AM

I'd like to thank you all for your interest in this series, on to something new next week.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 7 Mar 2012 - 11:32 AM

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16 Mar 2012 - 9:44 PM

beautiful

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 7:38 PM

Superb shot.
Ray

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
9 Jul 2012 - 10:46 AM

Fantastic I love it really nice, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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