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A Baby Spicebush Swallowtail

Excitement here--- I found 6 hungry caterpillars destroying my parsley---tried to photograph them, but they were good at almost hiding!

Thank you to MOIRA for her UA for "The Joint."

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:2 Oct 2013 - 3:20 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:A Baby Spicebush Swallowtail
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:3 Oct 2013 - 11:43 PM
Tags:Butterfly, Caterpillar, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
Votes:79
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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
3 Oct 2013 - 11:52 PM

Superb capture-great detail!
Effrossini

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:53 PM

Wonderful image Jenn - such a gorgeous caterpillar.
I absolutely love parsley too.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Newdawei
Newdawei  4 China
3 Oct 2013 - 11:55 PM

Fabulous macro capture with nice details , love it !
Chen

achieverswales
3 Oct 2013 - 11:57 PM

The colours and composition work to make this an excellent capture Jenn.

Regards

Trev.

Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster Plus Member 3Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:57 PM

Great shot - and all you had to pay the model was parsley! Smile

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:58 PM

Like its markings here Jenn.
Good shot.
Mick.

tonyguitar
4 Oct 2013 - 12:24 AM

Wow! What a beautiful design in nature and pure eye candy to see. You presented
this treat perfectly! TG

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 12:25 AM

Great capture of this wonderful creature.......Sandy

saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 1:20 AM

Wonderful and great capture,Jenn,very well done,
saeid

TyChee
TyChee Plus Member 10260 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 3:41 AM

He has a really good grip there.Smile Great capture.
Ty

Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
4 Oct 2013 - 4:22 AM

A true beauty in the making Smile Great image this Jenn !!

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Oct 2013 - 5:40 AM

A lovely variation of green tones

Peter

ukgubbi
ukgubbi Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
4 Oct 2013 - 5:40 AM

Nice details and good dof. It looks very cute. God is great

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 6:26 AM

Excellent, Jenn. Wonderful colours and compo.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 7:11 AM

Beautiful.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 7:55 AM

Chubby

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:00 AM

Superb detail again, Jenn, and such an interesting subject.
Ronnie.

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:01 AM

Amazing and beautiful macro image.

Albert

fificat100
4 Oct 2013 - 8:26 AM

Excellent capture of this gorgeous little critter Smile

Lavina

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:31 AM

Superb image Jennn. What a beautiful and colourful creature.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 9:02 AM

Looks a big beastie, with warning markings - a great imageSmile

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 9:07 AM

Love the detail of the way he is clinging to the parsley - super image as ever.
Joan.

EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 9:30 AM

Beautiful capture Smile

Eileen

FeatherFriend
4 Oct 2013 - 11:17 AM

Superb detail where it matters most Jenn, a little beauty,
Geoff.

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 11:36 AM

Excellent macro shot Jenn - hope they left some parsley for you WinkWink
Helen

boov
boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 12:15 PM

Fabulous...

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 12:22 PM

Am impressive beast. Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 2:58 PM

Stunning capture!
George

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 5:39 PM

Straight out of the pages of Alice in Wonderland.

Just needs a Hookah to smoke GrinWink

P.

myrab
myrab Plus Member 9myrab vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 6:24 PM

Wow, this is a great shot.

Myra

jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5803 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 6:32 PM

Wonderful Jenn - that Tamron again - I'm definitely leaning that way looking at these GrinGrin
Jason

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  3 Russian Federation
4 Oct 2013 - 6:45 PM

This is a stunningly beautiful macro Jennn! This is undoubtedly my favorite!Smile
In response to your comment: Yes, I caught not only a cold, but also some good fishes!Wink
Regards Valery

viscostatic
4 Oct 2013 - 7:40 PM

A beautiful creature Jenn and the parsley makes such a good background.

Phil.

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 7:44 PM

He sure looks like he is trying to hide from you, obviously enjoying the parley...a superb capture

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 8:08 PM

Superb Jennn - love its grip on the stem.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 11:08 PM

A marvellous piece of macrowork Jenn, just what we've come to expect from you

Potra
Potra  2 Venezuela
5 Oct 2013 - 1:14 AM

Lovely, I particularly like the softness of the edges. We can only focus on the caterpillar.
They are amazingly beautiful.
M

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 9:48 AM

What...a stunning...capture!!!

Utterly dreamy capture, Jennnn.

Bravo Smile

Andrew

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 12:13 PM

Pin sharp shot!
Beautiful subject and colous... IB

ChristineD
5 Oct 2013 - 7:08 PM

Beautiful composition

gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 3:24 AM

Wow, Jenn. What an amazing shot. I guess the swallowtails keep moving on photographers no matter what stage (or state) they are in.
-=\Walter

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
9 Oct 2013 - 1:29 AM

Excellent macro shot , Jenn.......GrinGrinGrin

brownsilent
2 Nov 2013 - 10:29 AM

I can't think of any other comment than: WOW!
Johanna

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