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The Thoas is easily confused with the Giant Swallowtail, so I would be only too pleased if anyone wants to tell me that's what it is. I will gladly accept the consensus of opinion.
Although I find it attractive, I wish it hadn't settled on the lantana flower because it's a bit distracting and rather spoils the butterfly's outline.
Thankyou for your interest in this series.
Pamela.

Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Thoas Swallowtail Butterfly
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:20 Feb 2012 - 5:42 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Insect, King Swallowtail, Lantana, Lepidoptera, Papilio thoas, Papilionidae, Wildlife / nature
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Briwooly
Briwooly Plus Member 9452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 5:52 PM

Wonderful colour and detail Pamela

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

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gary_d
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20 Feb 2012 - 6:09 PM

A beautiful take of both butterfly and flower Pamela. - gary

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Len1950
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20 Feb 2012 - 6:42 PM


Quote: A beautiful take of both butterfly and flower Pamela. - gary

Couldn't agree more.

Len

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mrswoolybill
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20 Feb 2012 - 6:49 PM

Posing perfectly, the butterfly, leaves and flowers combine into a very harmonious whole.
Moira

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OAKEY
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20 Feb 2012 - 7:01 PM

Beautiful picture!!
very nicely captured.
Shaun

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lifesnapper
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20 Feb 2012 - 7:08 PM

Wonderful image, and ticks all the right boxes for meSmile

John Smile

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WhiteRose1
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20 Feb 2012 - 7:20 PM

They don't come sharper or more colourful. Beautifully done Pamela.

Dave

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jaktis
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20 Feb 2012 - 7:21 PM

Even more colourful with this background

Peter

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tezquirk
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20 Feb 2012 - 7:39 PM

Great capture .. Smile

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RonnieAG
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20 Feb 2012 - 7:42 PM

A most striking image, the subject and it's perch captured in great detail and vibrant but natural colours.
Ronnie.

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ugly
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20 Feb 2012 - 7:59 PM

Good detail....
Nice DOF...
Well done...


Dave

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20 Feb 2012 - 8:06 PM

A cracking shot PJ

Adrian

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posty57
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20 Feb 2012 - 9:18 PM

The two complement each other beautifully........wish it was mine, that's how bad it is SmileSmile

Barry

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EAS
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20 Feb 2012 - 10:22 PM

Wonderful colours and a delight to view such a well composed and captured image.

Ann

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20 Feb 2012 - 10:22 PM

Wonderful colours and detail. Nice work.
Cheesey.

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mikbee
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20 Feb 2012 - 11:16 PM

Puts me in mind of one of those Japanese prints Pamela !!
Super colours.
Great shot.
Mick.

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CarolG
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21 Feb 2012 - 6:06 AM

A beautiful flower for a beautiful butterfly, Pamela. Carol

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morpheus1955
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21 Feb 2012 - 9:08 AM

Fantastic shot, superb detail and colours.

Hugh

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BarbaraR
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21 Feb 2012 - 1:10 PM

Super sharp capture.
What striking colours !
Well done Pamela.

B.

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Niknut
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21 Feb 2012 - 3:47 PM

Cracking shot !!.....amazing quality in the detail & vivid colours....1st class !!

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21 Feb 2012 - 7:30 PM

Excuisite colours. Paulc

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bricurtis
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21 Feb 2012 - 8:18 PM

I think its a lovely colourful composition with fine detail Pamela.
Brian.

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21 Feb 2012 - 8:40 PM

Awwwww, very clear and well captured.
Johanna

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21 Feb 2012 - 9:04 PM

stunning

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22 Feb 2012 - 11:37 AM

A very classy and richly detailed shot. I like it on the flower, so colourful.
Nick

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22 Feb 2012 - 6:51 PM

That's a beauty Pamela,
Geoff.

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CaroleS
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23 Feb 2012 - 12:44 PM

I'm doing catch up, how on earth did I miss this! Amazing colours and detail, a first class shot - Carole

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23 Feb 2012 - 1:51 PM

Beautiful capture and presentation, Pamela Wink
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23 Feb 2012 - 6:31 PM

fantastic shot colours and detail.
eve.Smile

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26 Feb 2012 - 6:02 PM

nice bg, and the colours and detail are superb Pam.
regards
yung

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26 Feb 2012 - 6:18 PM

A stunning close up of this beautiful butterfly, the detail and colours are simply glorious

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26 Feb 2012 - 6:28 PM

What an amazing image, wonderfully captured Pamela,
so detailed
Lillian

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27 Feb 2012 - 3:16 PM

Wonderful colour and clarity.
Brian

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28 Feb 2012 - 5:33 PM

Thankyou so much for your continued interest in this series.

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20 Apr 2012 - 10:00 PM

Just spent several minutes looking through your portfolio, full of admiration, each image is so clear, detail, and superbly presented.

Regards Nathan

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5 May 2012 - 9:40 PM

gorgeous colours! very detailedSmile
daisssyy!

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Tibetan
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9 Jul 2012 - 10:47 AM

Brilliant very pleasing colours well presented, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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