Eastern Black Swallowtail

By taggart  
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!

Tags: Photo journalism Insect Caterpillar Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Reportage Eastern black swallowtail Portraits and people

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Comments


ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
30 Jul 2011 6:05PM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2404 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 6:12PM
Spokes of a wheel, with other little blurred wheels behind. The caterpillar is the cherry on the cake.
Moira
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 6:16PM
this is so so beautifully captured, the colours are stunning
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
30 Jul 2011 6:17PM
Super shot. I like the yellow in the b/g which balances the colour of the catty brilliantly.
Chris
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 6:18PM
Fantastic shot Jenn, I love it and am seriously envious Smile

Hugh
sawsengee 14 6 40 Malaysia
30 Jul 2011 6:23PM
beautiful closeup....lovely colours, good use of the radial spikes from the flower, & composition
User_Removed 12 26 2 United States
30 Jul 2011 6:27PM
What a wonderful way to capture him! Great shot.
Christina
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
30 Jul 2011 6:29PM
superb composition, sharpness and colours!
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
30 Jul 2011 6:49PM
A cracker, Jenn, and such a beautiful visitor, too! Carol
30 Jul 2011 7:27PM
Excellent (composition and all)!!!!!!!! JNC
30 Jul 2011 7:38PM
Beautiful comp Jenn, including your pretty little chomper!!...Kathy
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 7:55PM
fantastic comp jenn brilliant detail wonderful colours and tones a stunning close up top work Wink
andy
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
30 Jul 2011 8:30PM
Marvellous image, Jenn.
Ronnie.
30 Jul 2011 8:31PM
what an unusual yet striking image, have an award from me Tongue i love this shot Smile
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
30 Jul 2011 8:57PM
Love it Jenn....

Ade
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
30 Jul 2011 9:13PM
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 Plus
12 23 19 Canada
30 Jul 2011 9:46PM
Super image Jenn. Love the dill..........Sandy
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2214 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 9:53PM
A real bonus, the picture of the plant is equally attractive.
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 10:06PM
amazing colours on this little critter
MalcolmM Plus
15 1.7k 5 Scotland
30 Jul 2011 10:25PM
Amazing colours against the dark b/g, well composed too.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
30 Jul 2011 10:26PM
The colours and light are so good. Great image.

Ann
Herge88 Plus
14 40 6 England
30 Jul 2011 11:53PM
Stunning colours in this caterpillar Jenn, you have certainly done it justice.

Best Matt
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
31 Jul 2011 12:44AM
He stands out beautifully in an image that well could stand alone. A beauty for sure! Patti SmileSmileSmile
31 Jul 2011 12:48AM
A lovely image Jenn great colours and light..Lin
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 12:49AM
Superb lines and circles in perfect light Jennn ...... the caterpillar is indeed a lovely bonus.

gill
goso 14 2 1 Australia
31 Jul 2011 2:06AM
Top composition, and well done overall Jennn ...Bill
dven Plus
15 43 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 7:27AM
Brilliant composition

dven
Emu72 12 7 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 9:32AM
hard not to love this! great work.

Regards
Tim
Anna62 10 1 Australia
31 Jul 2011 9:52AM
This would have to be one of the most vibrant images I have seen Jenn...beautifully taken!! Well done Smile
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
31 Jul 2011 11:03AM
Fab presentation Jenn, love the inclusion of the Caterpillar Wink
Geoff.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
31 Jul 2011 11:10AM
Beautiful image with wonderful composition.
Rende
Suehh 14 39 6 England
31 Jul 2011 12:10PM
Wonderful image Jenn - as you say, the plant shape is striking but with that wonderful caterpillar it is a very special image
31 Jul 2011 12:30PM
Just a wonderful image - love the composition and the DOF - fantastic work..Jo
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 1:01PM
Wonderful just wonderful Jennn, like also that you left the whole of the flower stem he is traveling on
brilliant shot
Lillian
frz67 11 10 32 Italy
31 Jul 2011 1:22PM
beautiful details!

francesco
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
31 Jul 2011 1:31PM
So graceful. The whole composition is a delight.
31 Jul 2011 3:17PM
Swallotail is my fav,Jennnnn,FINE FINE IMAGE
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 4:05PM
What a fantastic shot Jenn! The caterpillar is so wonderfully placed on that beautiful plant - well spotted and captured!
Carol
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 9:32PM
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 15 1 19 United States
31 Jul 2011 10:05PM
'Superlative{A++} & beautiful image'...Peter
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
31 Jul 2011 11:48PM
Love the legs on this little fella,great colours and lines,

Aidan,,
franfoto 13 2 32 England
1 Aug 2011 2:41PM
Very impressed with the composition and excellent viewpoint, shows your imagination and eye for a good photo Jenn,

Fran
evelen 16 5 England
1 Aug 2011 6:28PM
wonderful shot and colours.
eve.
accipiter 11 61 England
1 Aug 2011 9:05PM
Beautiful! A
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
1 Aug 2011 10:39PM
Fabulous macrowork Jennnn, where abstract imagery and nature collide.
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
2 Aug 2011 12:46AM
stunning detail and colour .
lobski 10 2 1 Philippines
2 Aug 2011 7:36PM
Beautiful line detail and amazing shot!

Fred Grin
SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2011 11:09AM
I like the clever positioning of the dill plant, setting off the caterpillar perfectly.
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
17 Aug 2011 6:24PM
This is an AMAZING composition -- fantastic shot, Jennnnnnnnnnnnnn.
-=\Walter

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