A Female Tiger Swallowtail

By taggart  
A Female Tiger Swallowtail
Pterourus glaucus 3-5.5 inch wingspan

This butterfly appears in many forms----both black and yellow--- The dense blue patches along the bottom hind wings indicate that this is probably a female, yellow form. This one and several new varieties appeared in our area this week, but the best news is there are also Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars munching my parsley!

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11 Aug 2013 8:58PM
Superb detail!
An excellent shot!


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What a beauty! Grin

11 Aug 2013 9:01PM
Tried my luck with close ups on butterflies this summer. My admiration for pictures like this has grown even higher.
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 9:04PM
Lovely colours well done not seen one of these

11 Aug 2013 9:06PM
A beauty Jenn,
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 9:11PM
Superb quality image.
rickie Plus
13 98 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 9:16PM
Great detailed shot
11 Aug 2013 9:46PM
Fantastic shot, superb colours and excellent detail

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1984 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 10:10PM
This is so beautiful, Jenn, excellent background and flower perch, perfectly composed as well.
11 Aug 2013 10:10PM
Perfection, Jenn.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
11 Aug 2013 10:14PM
That's one impressive butterfly. Gorgeous.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
11 Aug 2013 10:17PM
Such a beautiful macro capture Jennn.

11 Aug 2013 10:18PM
Beautiful shot. Cathy
marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 10:21PM
You know me, I can't offer critique on what I know nothing about, but what I do know is that this is gorgeous Jenn. A truly professional image
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 10:25PM
WGPDB - Wicked good- Pure dead brilliant- (Philadelphia/Glasgow parlance)
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 10:26PM
Pin sharp and well detailed
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 10:50PM
johnlw Plus
11 1 10 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 10:51PM
A super capture and nice processing.
Regards John.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 11:15PM
Excellent shot!
12 Aug 2013 12:29AM
Lovely detailed image and beautiful colours and capture......Grin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
12 Aug 2013 2:57AM
A stunning capture........Sandy
12 Aug 2013 4:11AM
A superb capture and a stunning image Jenn !!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
12 Aug 2013 8:26AM
An absolute perfection!
Superb SmileSmileSmileSmile
sable Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 9:19AM
An excellent image beautiful colour and detail xx
What a handsome butterfly! Great photo!
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 10:03AM
Crystal clear and super coloursSmile
boov Plus
5 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 11:23AM
Wonderful image
Super macro Jenn!Smile It is a pity that the swallowtails are very rare here, where I liveSad
Regards Valery
12 Aug 2013 2:28PM
Wonderful macro capture

AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 2:41PM
It's gorgeous Jenn - a stunning capture.
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
12 Aug 2013 4:17PM
Oh boy...now this is something else, Jennnn. I can't think of a word which'd do this justice. Good grief. The detail, light and focus are just divine.


tonyguitar Plus
5 61 37 Canada
12 Aug 2013 4:25PM
You Taggart, have your stuff together. Consistant high standard looks like a steep challenge. You are well beyond the first 10,000 images. Nice work! TG
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
12 Aug 2013 4:42PM
Superb photography..a beauty
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 4:45PM
Quite stunning!

gill Smile
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
12 Aug 2013 4:56PM
Marvellous capture Jennn.GrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Aug 2013 5:27PM
a wonderful stunning image. one to be proud of.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 6:02PM
Fantastic capture Smile

capto Plus
5 4.8k 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 6:45PM
Smashing shot. I'd love them in my garden.Smile

12 Aug 2013 8:04PM
Super shot, great detail.

13 Aug 2013 5:56AM

Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
13 Aug 2013 1:19PM
What a perfect portrait of this glorious lady.
14 Aug 2013 2:22PM
Fantastic and detailed Macro!SmileSmileWink
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
18 Aug 2013 8:20PM
A magnificent shot of this beautiul butterfly, the details and colours are fabulous. Swallowtails are a real rarity in the Uk and i've only ever seen one in captivity

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