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Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio Palinurus)

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This is an Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio Palinurus), found in S E Asia. I only caught one glimpse of this at Wisley and was lucky that it settled for a brief moment. The detail is not that sharp but the colours are rather beautiful. It would have to choose a shocking pink flower to settle on - a more muted background would have been preferable! Smile
Settings: F6.3, 1/250sec, EC +1.67, ISO200, aperture priority, handheld.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 70-200mm F4/L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio Palinurus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:15 Feb 2009 - 5:11 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Butterfly event, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Emerald, General, Glasshouse, Horticultural, Insect, Papilio palinurus, Rhs, Royal, S e asia, Society, Swallowtail, Wildlife / nature, Wisley
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 5:17 PM

What a beauty, Sylvia. I was lucky to be able to open your pic, my connection has been terrible today, taking 10 minutes to open a pic if lucky, most I haven't even been able to open. Carol

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JLWebster
JLWebster  6 England
15 Feb 2009 - 5:20 PM

Brilliant image, great work. Well done Lovely detail too....

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iancam
iancam  6 England
15 Feb 2009 - 5:27 PM

Beautiful image
Ian

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 - 5:31 PM

Lovely shot Sylvia and nice presentation.
Alec

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 - 5:32 PM

Superb shot Sylvia the colours are amazing
Pete

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maratsuikka
15 Feb 2009 - 5:46 PM

Suberb,my friend,nice tags ....

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 5:49 PM

Two very lovely colourful images. - gary

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 6:09 PM

Lovely Sylvia.... v2 my fav

Jon

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 6:23 PM

2 lovely images.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 8:02 PM

wonderful

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 8:11 PM

Superb.

Rock

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 8:16 PM

Two magnificient images Sylvia, such great work.
Bob

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 8:18 PM

Great captures. lovely texture

Stace

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 8:31 PM

gorgeous

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photophantom
15 Feb 2009 - 9:00 PM

beautiful macro shot

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 9:19 PM

A stunning creature Sylvia, well captured.
David

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
15 Feb 2009 - 10:16 PM

Well isolated from the PINK b/g - beautifully captured and lovely colour Graham

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 10:53 PM

Top shot Sylvia. I thought I saw most of what there was there but I surely missed this cracker. Well spotted.
Ron

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 10:56 PM

Beautiful color in this one Sylvia, like V2 best,
Geoff.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 11:36 PM

Hi Sylvia,
A beautiful butterfly no doubt about that. You've done the best you can with the bright pink flower which it landed on, at least it is out of focus and there's some lovely detail in the wings, I always find that butterflies seem to be attracted to the most colourful perches which can be most annoying when you're trying to get decent shots of them. I like the presentation frame on #1 best.
Thanks for your comments on my Orchid and Lily shots. I will spare a thought for you when I'm in Cyprus in the sunshine next week Smile
Fran

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 7:40 AM

Just in time for the 30th click. Beautiful colours and I love you frame in v1
Helen

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 9:02 AM

Delightful capture with magnificent colour - I really like the presentation in V2 more, less competitive with the beauty of the butterfly Ina

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
16 Feb 2009 - 5:12 PM

Excellent capture, v2 for me.
Christine

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 7:09 PM

Super capture Sylvia, this one eluded me all day. V2 for me as the borders are more subtle and don't take the detail of the butterfly away
Richard

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vandalp
vandalp  6
16 Feb 2009 - 9:13 PM

Lovely capture Sylvia.
Vanda

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roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:30 PM

Fantastic colour, a super capture.
Alex

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
17 Feb 2009 - 7:12 PM

Awsome..lovely colours and details.
Robert

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 7:13 PM

very beautiful
Linda Smile

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