Eastern Black Swallowtail

By taggart  
The Eastern Black Swallowtail is seen mainly east of the Mississippi River, but very similar to the Western Black Swallowtail, which is yellow where this one is white or red.

Papilio polyxenes
2.5 - 3.5 inches (67-89 mm)
Prefers parsley and or carrot plants.

Tags: Usa General Butterfly Insect Flowers and plants Eastern black swallowtail Wildlife and nature

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Comments


KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 7:29PM
class shot Jennn, colours and detail spot on
keith
phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 7:31PM
Very beautiful image,great colours and detail.
21 Aug 2006 7:32PM
beautiful shot,lovely detail and colour
samantha
PLCimagery 14 78 1 England
21 Aug 2006 7:35PM
Magnificent shot. great colours - well presented. love the lighting too

click!
pete
21 Aug 2006 7:37PM
Super composition Jenn! What great colours and clarity!

Stan
canongirl08 15 18 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 7:41PM
Stunning butterfly
Beautiful capture
click
chelseak
KarenFB Plus
15 5.6k 182 England
21 Aug 2006 7:42PM
Beautiful dof, focus spot on. Brilliant photo.
Uppercut 14 1 Norway
21 Aug 2006 7:52PM
very nice macro this!
great focus and colorsSmile

John
ValSaxby 15 146 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 7:58PM
Beautiful capture Jenn, stunning colours and detail. Excellent work

Val
silverwolf 19 7 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 8:05PM
Superb lighting and colours, awsome detail in this stunning image.
DCWatters 14 1 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 8:08PM
Fantastic shot. Superb detail and colours.

Dazil
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
21 Aug 2006 8:11PM
Knew this was yours from the thumb nail Jennnnnnnnn. An absoloute corker. Quality shot.

Brian.
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
21 Aug 2006 8:15PM
Hi Jennifer,
a beautifully detailled and angled photograph of this swallowtail,love the markings,colour/tones,lighting,shading and presentation.Superb description.Splendid composition.Take care.AnnSmile
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 8:47PM
Marvellous colours and pattern, good clarity and context, beautiful capture. Well done.
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 9:04PM
this is really beautiful Jennn, lovely light and colour,
Chris.
vonny 15
21 Aug 2006 9:10PM
Hi Jennn,Stunning image ,colour ,details and dof
yvonneSmile
flowerted 16 105 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2006 9:15PM
what can i say jenn another cracking shot well taken and nice work
ted
pcjackso Junior Member 15 7
21 Aug 2006 9:18PM
What a brilliant shot.love it
Pauline
BeiK 15 7 Scotland
21 Aug 2006 9:24PM
Wow ! Perfection ! Stunning shot.
Bitte
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
21 Aug 2006 9:37PM
Superb capture, fabulous colours and detail
hebdens 15 5
21 Aug 2006 9:59PM
this is stunning, WOW !!!!!!!!!!
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
21 Aug 2006 9:59PM
Jennn
The Amish photo is top class, the real prove of your mastery.
The colors are amazingly well saturated.
What do you use for creating these colors?
I feel confused Jennn, perhaps it will come one day, don't know, to get used to hearing so many nice words about the result of my humble efforts to catch the moment of the truth.

Thank you.
George
deanl 15 313
21 Aug 2006 10:06PM
Fantastic shot with beautiful colours!
Ajack 15
21 Aug 2006 10:08PM
A beautiful Swallowtail and an excellent shot of it.

Alan
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
21 Aug 2006 10:15PM
Great colours & lots of detail.
Wonderful image of this lovely butterfly.
Well taken Jenn,
Hilary.
Billies 16 7 Ireland
21 Aug 2006 10:52PM
WOW! Wonderful vibrant colours. Great detail.
Bill
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
21 Aug 2006 11:44PM
Jennnn, another fantastic macro. -=Walter
tonymarq 15 1 United States
22 Aug 2006 12:29AM
Jenn excellent close up and one of the best butterflies i've seen yet as the markings are so well pronounced and color filled! well done!

Jen stay well and hope things are a little better!

tonymarq
mirceax 14
22 Aug 2006 12:50AM
wow,great image,superb detail and colours.
Mircea
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
22 Aug 2006 1:02AM
It looks like stained glass...very beautiful.
Ceciliat 16 6 Philippines
22 Aug 2006 1:51AM
Excellent composition with very good sharpness and beautiful colours.
Well done Jennnnn
22 Aug 2006 1:53AM
lovely color and detail here. well done. lovely details!
A_Harrison 16 261 Canada
22 Aug 2006 5:30AM
What can I say Jen brillant once again

Allan
22 Aug 2006 5:56AM
These just get better Jenn, excellent detail and colour very well presented, Adrian
22 Aug 2006 6:02AM
Amazing capture! Beautiful colours, perfect composition and superb sharpness. Love it!

Benjamin
JohnDyer Plus
15 80 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2006 7:09AM
A beauty, such detail and colour, nice one
John
Gecko 15 25 Australia
22 Aug 2006 8:12AM
Wow!!! Stunning, beautiful, an absolute doozie!!! Pam
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
22 Aug 2006 10:05AM
Errr....Ummmm.... Just stunning!!
Paul
stevebostock 15 244 England
22 Aug 2006 11:26AM
spot on, great colours!

steveb
tmann 16 4 2 United States
22 Aug 2006 1:08PM
wow, perfect perfect detail..as always Smile
Thomas
ChazB 15 64 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2006 3:10PM
Hi Jenn, this is wonderful, superb detail and colours with excellent dof!
Charlotte
turtle1 17 41 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2006 3:25PM
Wow what colour and clarity - Class A+++

Barb Smile)))
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2006 4:55PM
The colours are splendid Jennn and it stands out perfectly against the light background
Mike
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2216 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2006 8:12PM
Stupendous !!!!! Where is your HC ????? This is a wonderful image, well deserving of all the attention.
beriah 15 1 Canada
23 Aug 2006 2:22AM
ohhh yea! I get to make this 60 for you Jennn....think this is telling you something, like maybe you should be submitting some of your work to magazines....hmmmmm, just a thought....
User_Removed 15 4.9k England
23 Aug 2006 4:33PM
So beautiful, can you send a few over here please.
Col
sputnki 16 10 Canada
24 Aug 2006 12:50AM
Beautifully composed, lovely colours!

Doug
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2006 12:30PM
Wow! pin sharp and very beautiful!
gill
MickS 16 23 14 England
26 Aug 2006 8:47PM
Watcha Jennifer,
excellent stuff, pin-sharp and perfect exposure, guddun.
best
Mick
9 Sep 2006 7:11AM
Excellent,Jenn!
Andrew

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