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A Swallowtail butterfly Papilio machaon taken yesterday at Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk.
To see these flying at close quarters, is akin to seeing fairies at the bottom of the garden.
Many thanks to Matt & Julian for organising a fantastic day out.
Also thanks to the rest of the gang (Not all EPZ'ers) who's company was a delight to be in.
Hope you had a tad more success this afternoon, than we had this morning. There were patches of blue sky appearing, as I headed towards Norwich after lunchtime.
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This is a beautiful capture.. colours so crisp..
Nice to met you, and thanks for the amazing company,
late afternoon here, thunder storms & a massive down pour..!
What a contrast of days..
look forward to seeing more..
A beautiful image of a beautiful butterfly. Glad to see these beauties appearing in my garden again now. Carol
A splendid shot of this beautiful butterfly, it must have been a real privelege to see them in the wild
a very nice shot
Beautiful capture - well done
Beautiful image with superb lighting and wonderful colours and lovely detail.very well taken.
Super sharp image - beautiful. Nature at its best - natural
Totally awesome shot...
super shot detail excellent
lovely shot...well done!
Stunning shot of the Swallowtail Adrian. Superb exposure with colours and detail just about as good as they could be.
Excellent work Ade,fab detail and a great comp !!
a lovely capture!!! x x x
A superb image Adrian, full of womderful detail and colours.
Cracking shot - super detail and colours.
Excellent capture Adrian
top shot fab detail
well done the swallow tail bagged..... and a beauty, thunder here so you were lucky
As ever a super butterfly image, and I think I may have timed things to be #30 - congratulations!
Delightful well detailed image.
superb shot mate
Lovely. Think there's going to be a few of this beauty appearing over the next day or so! Nice to meet you over the weekend. The mosquitos were biting this afternoon!
A favourite subject of mine, beautifully captured. Sylvia
Wow what a cracker Adrian! I love the way you've captured it nectaring on the Dame's Violet. This looks like a perfect specimen.
Thanks for the kind words regarding the trip but Matt and I couldn't have made it happen without yours and all the others' valuable input and the friendship shown between everybody on the meetup.
Nice one Adrian,a shame I couldn't make it yesterday
Cracking capture and dof Ade
Quote: To see these flying at close quarters, is akin to seeing fairies at the bottom of the garden.
I couldn't agree more Adrian!
It was lovely to meet you and I am glad you enjoyed the weekend. I certainly did too - Swallowtails (and lots more) and good company to share it with, what more could you ask for!
A good one here of the famous Strumpshaw Swallowtail and well done for getting a shot without one of the other many togs encircling it
Hope to catch up with you again soon somewhere!
A superb shot of a beautiful butterfly, wow!
A pleasant surprise to 'bump' into you again at Strumpshaw Fen.
Superb shot, Adrian. And what a great feeling of achievement to bag a rarity like this within minutes of arriving at the site. It doesn't get much better.
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