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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

By Joline
These are daily visitors to my garden, but usually flitting around. I finally found on that was feeding on a geranium. It was a bright day, so I could use a 1/2000 sec. shutter speed.

An interesting side note, this is the first known butterfly to be described and illustrated in the US. It was done by John White in 1587 on the Sir Walter Raleigh's third voyage to Virginia.

Tags: Butterfly Wildlife and nature Papilio glaucus

Voters: buxton, Rock, Ade_Osman and 24 more


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Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
16 Jun 2012 11:43AM
Try a slower shutter and a smaller aperture next time Joline you might find you'll get better results in terms of sharpness......Try something like f8-f13, if you've a tripod use that if you think the shutter speed has gone too low.....

Love the narrative with this image BTW.....Good luck...

Ade
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 12:11PM
Interesting narrative.
Lovely butterfly.
I've been trying to improve my settings on the workshop.
Not always easy! Butterflies are so fast - haven't captured one this year!
KateGrin
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 12:19PM
Lovely image and work Joline.

Ken
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
16 Jun 2012 12:33PM
Good job capturing this speedy flittering tiger--- A wonderful image!
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
16 Jun 2012 1:36PM

Quote:Try a slower shutter and a smaller aperture next time Joline you might find you'll get better results in terms of sharpness......Try something like f8-f13, if you've a tripod use that if you think the shutter speed has gone too low.....

Love the narrative with this image BTW.....Good luck...

Ade


Very good shot Joline which I am sure would be given just that last bit of polish using Ade's suggestion.Grin
Ron
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
16 Jun 2012 2:43PM
Lovely image, interesting description, and some noted advice. Nicely done, Joline.

Dave
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
16 Jun 2012 3:04PM
Nice one, Joline, have seen a few here this year, but looking very tatty. Carol
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 3:09PM
A beauty Joline SmileSmile
Helen
16 Jun 2012 5:05PM
A lovely image and informative description Joline. I wish we had sunshine to persuade the butterflies to emerge let alone flit around!

Mike
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 7:27PM
What a beauty - I've never seen one in this country, although my sister-in-law has them in her garden.
Ann
EMJAYCEE Plus
12 10 10 England
16 Jun 2012 10:21PM
A beautiful butterfly captured so well Joline and the info. very interesting.
Joan.
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
18 Jun 2012 12:09PM
What a beaut and well timed shot, Joline.

Very interesting info about the butterfly!

Andrew
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
21 Jun 2012 7:24PM
well done for those fast little beggars!

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