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Swallowtail - Underneath

By petebfrance
This is one of the 'smaller' swallowtails - quite a bit smaller than the ones I'm used to (and a lot less easy to photograph), with a smaller body and less elongated wings / tails.
I was in two minds whether to load this or a mirrored version which I like just as much. Ah well, here goes.....

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Tags: Wildlife Butterfly Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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i like it lovely shot .GrinGrinGrinGrin

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30 Aug 2012 2:42PM
Beautifully taken
Ayoob 7 Australia
30 Aug 2012 3:23PM
Beautiful Butterfly and very well taken......Grin
30 Aug 2012 3:23PM
I like the angle, looking up to see the wings against the sky.
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 5:43PM
Love the angle Well taken.
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
30 Aug 2012 6:23PM
lovely shot....
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Aug 2012 8:42PM
Only makes me wish we had them in this part of the country Sad

Mike_S 7 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:40PM
Great shot. Probably my most wanted butterfly so any angle would do for me.

petebfrance 6 2.7k France
30 Aug 2012 10:04PM
Thank-you for the comments. At the risk of doing the wrong thing by drawing attention to other
photos in the pf, the thing that interests me about this specimen is that it is smaller then the ones photographed a few years ago:
whereas this specimen photographed, admittedly from a slightly different angle:
is less elongated, body is smaller etc.
Both types were around this year.
The only comment in my book on different types refers to the Corsican Swallowtail (we aren't exactly close to Corsica) which has a 'wavy black band' on the forewing - but the patterns on these two types look the same to me. Confused - perhaps the small ones are just sufering from the poor summer...


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