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Swallowtail feeding upon Ragged Robin. What a show they are this year. Just hope to get another chance!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF 100 MACRO
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Swallowtail
Username:Julian Julian
Uploaded:21 May 2011 - 12:20 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 12:33 PM

Just superb in every way!

Ade

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

A fabulous close up of this beautiful butterfly, this specimen looks to be in perfect condition

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HowieR
HowieR e2 Member 3HowieR vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 12:55 PM

Beautifully done!

Howie

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dathersmith
21 May 2011 - 1:14 PM

Simply stunning! Sharp and colourful, great work, deserves to do well.

Darren.

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful capture indeed

Chris

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samarmishra
21 May 2011 - 1:26 PM

Hi , this is an excellent shot of the shallow tail butterfly, very well spotted and presented.. again all other uploads are also fantastic.

Samar..

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 2:03 PM

Close to perfection. Spot on.
Ron

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franken
franken e2 Member 123270 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 3:24 PM

Truly stunning!

Ken

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
21 May 2011 - 3:29 PM

Superb capture, a lovely specimen.

Len

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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 132446 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 3:34 PM

Near perfect specimen, lovely background and beautifully sharp. What more could you want?

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 3:39 PM

Lovely detail and colour.
Joan.

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
21 May 2011 - 3:39 PM

An absolute cracker !!
Cheers
Alan

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 5:14 PM

Great shot, Julian.
Tony

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 5:22 PM

Fantastic capture. Perfect composition and dof.

Paul

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naturalywild
21 May 2011 - 5:37 PM

stunning shot 10 out off 10

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Julian
Julian  1076 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 6:00 PM

Thans for the kind comments folks!!! Grin

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JustDucky
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21 May 2011 - 6:04 PM

excellent detail, wonderful shot
Tammy

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mattberry
mattberry  10259 forum posts England14 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 7:03 PM

Ragged Robin and Swallowtail - perfect combo! Lovely shot!

Matt

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michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 8michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 8:43 PM

simply stunning!!!!

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10469 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 9:50 PM

A real stunner in every way Julian! Hope I get to see some when I am at the broads in a weeks time!!! I am guessing you need the sun out before you have a chance of seeing these, or can you find them rooting early/late in the day also?

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Julian
Julian  1076 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2011 - 10:37 PM

Thanks again folks and for the comments, GE and for image of the week Terry. Very kind of you all.

Fishiee. Good luck next week and yes sunshine is best! I'm not sure that it's at all easy to find them roosting. Staff at the reserves may help you though.
For me, the key to getting a picture is to be at their favourite nectar source: thistles, Flag, Red Campion and Ragged Robin amongst others.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2011 - 1:37 AM

Exquisite! ! !

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msa01uk
msa01uk  12 United Kingdom
22 May 2011 - 7:47 AM

A great photo

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Julian
Julian  1076 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2011 - 9:27 PM

Thanks again everyone and Adrian for the award Grin

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