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Tiger as Pollinator

This is the Tiger Swallowtail still working on the Buddleia or Butterfly Bush. Those who look closely will see that he is well dusted with pollen grains.

Thank you to MyraB for her wonderful User Award for "Calendula."

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:26 Jul 2014 - 12:11 PM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.6
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:2000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Tiger as Pollinator
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:18 Aug 2014 - 11:29 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Insect, Portraits / people, Sports / action, Tiger swallowtail, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 11:44 PM

Entomological imagery dosen't get much better than this. "Superb"

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 11:45 PM

utterly beautiful Jenn, I love it!

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 11:57 PM

Stunning Jenn - a great view of inside and outside the butterfly's markings complete with pollen!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 12:12 AM

Well lit and coloured Jenn.
Super shot.
Mick.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Aug 2014 - 12:16 AM

Superb Jenn,
Fred.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 2:48 AM

What you've done with this is nothing short of magnificent Jenn. Truly stunning.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 3:02 AM

A fabulous capture, very beautiful.

peekay2001
19 Aug 2014 - 5:38 AM

you are getting these with amazing frequency.. it is as though nature has chosen you for its work.. the quality of these images tells me that there's no substitute for perseverance and experience.. they are very inspirational collectively..

Last Modified By peekay2001 at 19 Aug 2014 - 5:38 AM
Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
19 Aug 2014 - 5:51 AM

Absolutely stunning image! WOW! Grin
IB

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 7:06 AM

You are featured e2 piccy at the moment Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 7:11 AM

A stunningly detailed macro portrait.

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Aug 2014 - 7:36 AM

Great image.

JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
19 Aug 2014 - 7:41 AM

Beautiful work! Smile John

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 8:05 AM

Someone mentioned magnificent - I agree.
Joan

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 8:13 AM

One of the best butterfly images !'ve seen, Jenn.
The sharpness, exposure and colours are excellent.

RichardSmile

viscostatic
19 Aug 2014 - 8:24 AM

This is great macro work Jenn; full of light and colour.

Phil.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 8:36 AM

I like this very much - detail and beauty abounding.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 11:45 AM

A beautiful specimen Jenn and such cracking detail,
Geoff.

CarolAnnLauderdale
CarolAnnLauderdale e2 Member CarolAnnLauderdale vcard United Kingdom
19 Aug 2014 - 11:46 AM

A stunning image Jenn, pin sharp and so detailed. SmileSmileSmileSmile
Carol

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 12:16 PM

Gorgeous!

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64533 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 1:19 PM

Magnificent.
x

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 3:16 PM

A beauty, good detail!
Carole

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 4:05 PM

Glorious capture Jennn.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 6:10 PM

Stunning !
George

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2014 - 6:16 PM

Outstanding! Grin

P.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
19 Aug 2014 - 6:41 PM

excellent capture !

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8798 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1612 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 9:55 PM

Exquisite, Jenn, a frame-filler with wonderful detail on the butterfly.

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
19 Aug 2014 - 10:09 PM

Lovely shot Jenn of a beautiful butterfly. Cathy

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4245 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2014 - 11:08 PM

What a beauty Jenn - superbly done
Jason

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2014 - 1:47 AM

Superb .... Great photography. Love the composition

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2014 - 10:16 AM

RAZOR SHARPWink

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2014 - 10:59 AM

Stunning capture, Jenn. A

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2014 - 9:16 PM

A magnificent close up of this stunning butterfly nectaring on buddleia

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