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Eastern Black Swallowtail

The caterpillar chomping away on some dillweed. I was liking the array of the spokes on the dill plant--- Caterpillar is a bonus!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 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:22 Jul 2011 - 8:31 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Title:Eastern Black Swallowtail
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:30 Jul 2011 - 5:54 PM
Tags:Caterpillar, Close-up / macro, Eastern black swallowtail, Flowers & plants, Insect, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Reportage, Specialist / abstract
Votes:90

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 6:05 PM

And a bonus indeed. Look at the colours!

EXcellent timing and capture, Jennnn Smile

Andrew

PS And I got to be the first commenter too. Awesome Smile

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 30 Jul 2011 - 6:06 PM
mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 6:12 PM

Spokes of a wheel, with other little blurred wheels behind. The caterpillar is the cherry on the cake.
Moira

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 6:16 PM

this is so so beautifully captured, the colours are stunning

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64544 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 6:17 PM

Super shot. I like the yellow in the b/g which balances the colour of the catty brilliantly.
Chris

morpheus1955
30 Jul 2011 - 6:18 PM

Fantastic shot Jenn, I love it and am seriously envious Smile

Hugh

sawsengee
sawsengee  84 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 6:23 PM

beautiful closeup....lovely colours, good use of the radial spikes from the flower, & composition

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 6:27 PM

What a wonderful way to capture him! Great shot.
Christina

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
30 Jul 2011 - 6:29 PM

superb composition, sharpness and colours!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 6:49 PM

A cracker, Jenn, and such a beautiful visitor, too! Carol

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
30 Jul 2011 - 7:27 PM

Excellent (composition and all)!!!!!!!! JNC

kathyg15
kathyg15  4 United States
30 Jul 2011 - 7:38 PM

Beautiful comp Jenn, including your pretty little chomper!!...Kathy

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 7:55 PM

fantastic comp jenn brilliant detail wonderful colours and tones a stunning close up top work Wink
andy

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 8:30 PM

Marvellous image, Jenn.
Ronnie.

RWPhotoGraphix
RWPhotoGraphix e2 Member 6471 forum postsRWPhotoGraphix vcard United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 - 8:31 PM

what an unusual yet striking image, have an award from me Tongue i love this shot Smile

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 8:57 PM

Love it Jenn....

Ade

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7613 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 9:13 PM

Beautiful Jenn - my dill does not look this well - dried up and no caterpillars this year. Even the parsley, which they love, is long ago dried up.
Anne

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 9:46 PM

Super image Jenn. Love the dill..........Sandy

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1615 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 9:53 PM

A real bonus, the picture of the plant is equally attractive.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 10:06 PM

amazing colours on this little critter

MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 950 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 10:25 PM

Amazing colours against the dark b/g, well composed too.

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 10:26 PM

The colours and light are so good. Great image.

Ann

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 11:53 PM

Stunning colours in this caterpillar Jenn, you have certainly done it justice.

Best Matt

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 12:44 AM

He stands out beautifully in an image that well could stand alone. A beauty for sure! Patti SmileSmileSmile

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 12:48 AM

A lovely image Jenn great colours and light..Lin

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 12:49 AM

Superb lines and circles in perfect light Jennn ...... the caterpillar is indeed a lovely bonus.

gill

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 2:06 AM

Top composition, and well done overall Jennn ...Bill

dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 - 7:27 AM

Brilliant composition

dven

Emu72
Emu72  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 9:32 AM

hard not to love this! great work.

Regards
Tim

Anna62
Anna62  3 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 9:52 AM

This would have to be one of the most vibrant images I have seen Jenn...beautifully taken!! Well done Smile

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 11:03 AM

Fab presentation Jenn, love the inclusion of the Caterpillar Wink
Geoff.

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 11:10 AM

Beautiful image with wonderful composition.
Rende

Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 12:10 PM

Wonderful image Jenn - as you say, the plant shape is striking but with that wonderful caterpillar it is a very special image

Joeblowfromoz
31 Jul 2011 - 12:30 PM

Just a wonderful image - love the composition and the DOF - fantastic work..Jo

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 1:01 PM

Wonderful just wonderful Jennn, like also that you left the whole of the flower stem he is traveling on
brilliant shot
Lillian

frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 1:22 PM

beautiful details!

francesco

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 1:31 PM

So graceful. The whole composition is a delight.

maratsuikka
31 Jul 2011 - 3:17 PM

Swallotail is my fav,Jennnnn,FINE FINE IMAGE

gingerdelight
31 Jul 2011 - 4:05 PM

What a fantastic shot Jenn! The caterpillar is so wonderfully placed on that beautiful plant - well spotted and captured!
Carol

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 9:32 PM

Wow! what a beauty - and it looks so pretty on the dillweed.
Johanna



PS. I have to admit, it is not quite a race to Vienna, I was just inspried by the Queen Song - Bicycle Race. We do it at our pace, seven days for 367km, it is not too much, as the path goes all along the Danube - and water normally flows downwards. Smile

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 10:05 PM

'Superlative{A++} & beautiful image'...Peter

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2011 - 11:48 PM

Love the legs on this little fella,great colours and lines,

Aidan,,

franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 2:41 PM

Very impressed with the composition and excellent viewpoint, shows your imagination and eye for a good photo Jenn,

Fran

evelen
evelen  9 England
1 Aug 2011 - 6:28 PM

wonderful shot and colours.
eve.

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 9:05 PM

Beautiful! A

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 10:39 PM

Fabulous macrowork Jennnn, where abstract imagery and nature collide.

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 12:46 AM

stunning detail and colour .

lobski
lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:36 PM

Beautiful line detail and amazing shot!

Fred Grin

SandraKay
SandraKay e2 Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2011 - 11:09 AM

I like the clever positioning of the dill plant, setting off the caterpillar perfectly.

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 6:24 PM

This is an AMAZING composition -- fantastic shot, Jennnnnnnnnnnnnn.
-=\Walter

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