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Swallow with NO Tail

By MrsS    
And now for something completely different!!! Wink

One from ages ago when I went to visit the local butterfly farm near to my sister's home.

I appreciate that the tail is a little soft and that I probably used too small an aperture, but I was just pleased to capture anything - with the speed these little beggars move!!! At least the eyes appear to be in focus Grin

Slowly coming to terms with the loss of Sukie now, although the house seems really quiet without at least one animal in here, and since I haven't got any good shots of her, this will have to do - she did like to chase them in her younger days Smile

Anyway, I hope you like, thanks for calling by, have a great evening - pizza, ice cream (Hagen Daas, naturally) and movies tonight Smile

Fran x

Tags: Butterfly Close-up and macro Swallowtail Wildlife and nature Butterfly farm Bit missing

Voters: digital_boi, CarolG, KarenFB and 27 more

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4 Feb 2011 6:10PM
very nice indeed click

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MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Feb 2011 6:13PM
Thanks Graham Smile

Fran x
KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
4 Feb 2011 6:15PM
A beautiful capture - it's so hard to capture the perfect shot in a butterfly farm (the lighting is always so dimpsy!). I love the colours and details you've captured, such a shame it's a bit worse for wear! Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Feb 2011 6:23PM
Thanks Karen - it was the only one that stood still long enough to give me half a chance! Wink

Fran x
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 6:29PM
Wow! Clear, sharp, great colours, lovely shot.
maryg 11 66 18 Scotland
4 Feb 2011 6:31PM
Wonder if you were at the ame farm I went to las t July, near hereford. Igot a shot like this same butterfly , no tail.
Really like the black and red detail.
VivienO 10 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 6:37PM
Fabulous detail and colours in this excellent capture
chase Plus
14 1.4k 296 England
4 Feb 2011 6:59PM
Well done Fran,not your usual genre & difficult to get everything sharp.Still,you got the whole lot in the frame..good for you !
4 Feb 2011 7:09PM
Beautiful capture. Wonderful detail and colour. Krystal
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 7:58PM
Brilliant shot and so sorry about your loss. Take care. Sue
tull 16 181 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2011 9:04PM
A beautiful macro Fran, great colour and detail.

Anjantoo 12 7 1 England
5 Feb 2011 12:17AM
Beautifully crisp capture and the colour is just stunning.
5 Feb 2011 12:14PM
Nice picture Fran,thanks for your comments on my pictures.
6 Feb 2011 6:54PM
Beautiful shot Fran!
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
7 Feb 2011 6:17PM
Cheers All - - appreciated Smile

F x
Richsr 12 91 223 England
8 Feb 2011 6:42PM
Have number 30 on me.
Regards Richard

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