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!
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)|
|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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