Swallowtail Moth

By Alan_Baseley    
I disturbed this cutting my garden hedge yesterday.

Tags: Moth Insect Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Swallowtail moth Ourapteryx sambucaria

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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 8:34AM
A most impressive Moth, wonderfully captured, but I can't help wondering about its position within the frame. It does rather look like a Cut & Paste image somewhat.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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johnlw 10 1 10 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 8:40AM
Great capture love the exposure and light that set him off so well.
Regards John.
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 8:46AM
A beauty!
ali63 Plus
5 771 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 9:00AM
Lovely image of this gorgeous Moth,

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
12 Jul 2013 9:59AM
Had one in my garden too Alan, they are almost ghostly. Excellent detail.
12 Jul 2013 10:06AM
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 10:53AM
Great shot, Alan.
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
12 Jul 2013 11:16AM
Great detail and colour in this fine image!!
boov Plus
4 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 11:25AM
An Absolute cracker....
12 Jul 2013 11:40AM

Quote:.......... It does rather look like a Cut & Paste image somewhat.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Hi Nathan,

You're right, I was drying to tone down the BG, but the leaf the moth is resting on is only small and not visible at all in the shot. I had the choice of a distracting BG or the look of a cut and paste shot and chose the latter,

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 11:53AM
What a beauty and on the doorstep too

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
12 Jul 2013 11:54AM
Superb again.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
12 Jul 2013 1:35PM
As moths go, this one is exceptionally beautiful--- a brilliant capture!
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 2:18PM
excellent capture- lovely subdued colours in a first class composition.
12 Jul 2013 2:30PM
Wonderful capture!
12 Jul 2013 2:32PM
This is a cracking image so well captured

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
12 Jul 2013 2:59PM
It's a super natural science image - wonderful shot.

CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
12 Jul 2013 3:36PM
Never seen one of these before, Alan, what a super capture. Carol
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
12 Jul 2013 4:03PM
Right on the button with this one Alan. Brilliant shot GrinGrin
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
12 Jul 2013 5:51PM
Great use of DOF Alan, maybe could do with a bit more detail, LOL. Cracking shot.


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