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By CarolG  
I found and captured this beautiful swallowtail butterfly on the same day as I captured the recent comma. Again, it was taken in shady conditions, so I wasn't as pleased with the results as I could have been, but still thought them worthy of an upload.
Guess who didn't remember to put the clocks back one hour last night, hence the very early upload this morning!
Happy Hallowe'en, everyone, be wary of those 'trick or treat'ers!

(UPDATE: Many thanks to Mara for his very early morning User Award, much appreciated)

Tags: General Butterfly Close-up Insect Bug Digital art Swallowtail Wildlife and nature

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31 Oct 2010 4:39AM
A excellent capture

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Oct 2010 5:12AM
Beautiful captures Carol. All very well taken images.........Sandy
31 Oct 2010 5:12AM
31 Oct 2010 5:46AM
Very well done! Nice set of four!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Oct 2010 6:33AM
4 very good shots of this particularly attractive butterfly: I don't think the lack of direct sunlight had been a disadvantage as the detail and colours have been captured so well. Each is so good so they are going to have to share the vote today.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
31 Oct 2010 7:17AM
Super capture Carol. I saw a few of these while living in Crete but never managed to get a shot of one. Well done.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
31 Oct 2010 7:17AM
A beautiful capture!

It doesn't matter if I put the clocks back or not, my body clock takes a while to change! Smile
31 Oct 2010 7:22AM
What a beauty! fine set Carol. A
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 7:50AM
yes, this bussiness of the clocks changing a real 'pain in rear'! But worth being up just to see this wonderful set Carol, Beautifully captured all but has to be V4 for me
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 7:58AM
Lovely set of images and one of my favourite butterflies.
Freila 7 107
31 Oct 2010 8:34AM
Great set, loving V4
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 8:41AM
V4 for me also.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 8:46AM
beautiful butterfly, not seen one myself
Silverzone 10 2 England
31 Oct 2010 9:06AM
Lovely Scarce Swallowtail, well taken as usual. Sylvia
Suehh 11 39 6 England
31 Oct 2010 9:09AM
Lovely set Carol - V4 my fav -me too - been up since 5.00 - but lovely to have so much time to sit and do as I please -might fall asleep at tea time though LOL!

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
31 Oct 2010 9:55AM
Excellent again. This time #3 for me
beautiful images carol,well captured indeed.ray
Hebe 10 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 10:21AM
What a beautiful butterfly, and perfectly captured images.
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
31 Oct 2010 10:29AM
Gorgeous Carol - V2 and V4 for me.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
31 Oct 2010 10:37AM
Great shots Carol. I especially like V3 as it's not often we see butterflies head on and I like the tail? drifting off in the background.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
31 Oct 2010 10:51AM
v4 for me.lesley
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
31 Oct 2010 10:55AM
Such a beautiful butterfly and your images are excellent. Got the clocks changed ok, just taking loads of time to readjust my own internal one!

31 Oct 2010 10:58AM
Wowowow! And I had just given my award literally 15 minutes ago! Wonderful set of a magical butterfly, Carol. v.2 is just superb.
P.S Loved the e-card, it got me going and sending more of them around Wink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 11:21AM
Congrats on the award ...
Well deserved
These are wonderful
31 Oct 2010 11:42AM
Hi Carol, nice tht time of the morning lol, great shots, loads of butterflies in sa , impossible to get near enough to take only managed a couple ,gray.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
31 Oct 2010 12:25PM
Always nice to see this species, well done Carol.

BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
31 Oct 2010 12:27PM
Four super captures.
Congrats Carol.

(my new pup certainly didn't adhere to the
clock change!) lol

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 12:32PM
Beautiful Carol. especially V2 and V3.

tashi 7 2
31 Oct 2010 12:45PM
Excellent set of images .... Absolutely beautiful! The best of the best? Very difficult ..... V1 and V4.
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 12:52PM
Fantastic images...what a great butterfly.

31 Oct 2010 12:57PM
superb shots!!
Cormy 10 3 England
31 Oct 2010 1:20PM
Love is like a butterfly,As soft and gentle as a sigh.Ooooh! Dolly Parton.Love flat chested ladies !! Your best set for a while IMO,Carol.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 2:23PM
Yes I agree with cormy today.....for once!!!
All great.
Superb butterfly/photo!
9 10 10 England
31 Oct 2010 4:10PM
Beautiful captures and especially V4. with V2 a very close second.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
31 Oct 2010 4:15PM
Wonderful set, Carol, amazing captures as always.
Happy Halloween! Smile
TrevB Smile
31 Oct 2010 4:18PM
Terrific shots of this pristine Scarce Swallowtail.

31 Oct 2010 4:21PM
A magnificent collection. Details ivoshititelny.
Regards, Oleg.
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 4:47PM
Lovely set of images Carol, V4 is my fav, well captured all...............

31 Oct 2010 4:57PM
Wonderfully detailed images,love the settings !
jase147 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 4:58PM
lovely set of images , if i had to pick one i'd go for V4 though i dont think there is anything btwn the set
moiral 8 12 Scotland
31 Oct 2010 5:26PM
I think your shots are lovely Carol. V4 for me. Moira
RTDS 9 Cyprus
31 Oct 2010 5:34PM
A superb set of captures Carol.
These are one of your best!!
Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
31 Oct 2010 6:02PM
Superb detailed set, well captured.
jayjay52 9 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 6:32PM
All good. Think V4 is my favourite although very hard to choose
crookymonsta Plus
10 838 10 England
31 Oct 2010 6:33PM
Never seen one of these, you have captured it so well. Didn't realise you changed the clocks too!
stephenscott 8 8 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 6:38PM
A lovely detailed set of images..

goso 11 2 1 Australia
31 Oct 2010 6:47PM
Lovely pics of a lovely creature Carol...Bill
31 Oct 2010 7:51PM
Beautiful images Carol, love v3.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
31 Oct 2010 10:32PM
Excellent & beautiful set of four very detailed captures of the lovely Swallowtail Butterfly, Carol.
Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
31 Oct 2010 10:40PM
A beautiful collection of this very unique butterfly - great close ups Carol, you see something new and interesting in every angle.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2010 5:21AM
Four crackers, well up to your usual standard.
Lovely Swallowtail, Carol.Well recorded with the white Lantana - Raja.
1 Nov 2010 5:31AM
You're definitely a lucky girl Carol, such a beauty in October! Superb details, perfect DoF as always!
Cor 9 Belgium
1 Nov 2010 7:44AM
A superb serie. bravo +++++
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
1 Nov 2010 4:54PM
Cracking set Carol, a superb specimen and love the natural environment,
3 Nov 2010 2:46AM
hi Carol, excellent set of images.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
3 Nov 2010 8:17PM
Perfection resting on a flower Carol . All 4 are worthy of a place . I just love version 2 with its long , sweeping lines and such great definitionxxx
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 11:54PM
all amazing
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Nov 2010 9:00PM
Four sensational images of this beautiful and exotic butterfly, my favourites are versions 2 and 3

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