Eastern Black Swallowtail

By taggart  
Eastern Black Swallowtail

The caterpillar chomping away on some dillweed. I was liking the array of the spokes on the dill plant--- Caterpillar is a bonus!

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ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
30 Jul 2011 6:05PM
And a bonus indeed. Look at the colours!

EXcellent timing and capture, Jennnn Smile


PS And I got to be the first commenter too. Awesome Smile

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 6:12PM
Spokes of a wheel, with other little blurred wheels behind. The caterpillar is the cherry on the cake.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 6:16PM
this is so so beautifully captured, the colours are stunning
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
30 Jul 2011 6:17PM
Super shot. I like the yellow in the b/g which balances the colour of the catty brilliantly.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 6:18PM
Fantastic shot Jenn, I love it and am seriously envious Smile

sawsengee Plus
11 6 15 Malaysia
30 Jul 2011 6:23PM
beautiful closeup....lovely colours, good use of the radial spikes from the flower, & composition
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
30 Jul 2011 6:27PM
What a wonderful way to capture him! Great shot.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
30 Jul 2011 6:29PM
superb composition, sharpness and colours!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Jul 2011 6:49PM
A cracker, Jenn, and such a beautiful visitor, too! Carol
Excellent (composition and all)!!!!!!!! JNC
30 Jul 2011 7:38PM
Beautiful comp Jenn, including your pretty little chomper!!...Kathy
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 7:55PM
fantastic comp jenn brilliant detail wonderful colours and tones a stunning close up top work Wink
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Jul 2011 8:30PM
Marvellous image, Jenn.
what an unusual yet striking image, have an award from me Tongue i love this shot Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Jul 2011 8:57PM
Love it Jenn....

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
30 Jul 2011 9:13PM
Beautiful Jenn - my dill does not look this well - dried up and no caterpillars this year. Even the parsley, which they love, is long ago dried up.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
30 Jul 2011 9:46PM
Super image Jenn. Love the dill..........Sandy
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 9:53PM
A real bonus, the picture of the plant is equally attractive.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 10:06PM
amazing colours on this little critter
MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
30 Jul 2011 10:25PM
Amazing colours against the dark b/g, well composed too.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
30 Jul 2011 10:26PM
The colours and light are so good. Great image.

Herge88 11 40 4 England
30 Jul 2011 11:53PM
Stunning colours in this caterpillar Jenn, you have certainly done it justice.

Best Matt
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
31 Jul 2011 12:44AM
He stands out beautifully in an image that well could stand alone. A beauty for sure! Patti SmileSmileSmile
31 Jul 2011 12:48AM
A lovely image Jenn great colours and light..Lin
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 12:49AM
Superb lines and circles in perfect light Jennn ...... the caterpillar is indeed a lovely bonus.

goso 11 2 1 Australia
31 Jul 2011 2:06AM
Top composition, and well done overall Jennn ...Bill
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 7:27AM
Brilliant composition

Emu72 9 7 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 9:32AM
hard not to love this! great work.

Anna62 7 1 Australia
31 Jul 2011 9:52AM
This would have to be one of the most vibrant images I have seen Jenn...beautifully taken!! Well done Smile
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
31 Jul 2011 11:03AM
Fab presentation Jenn, love the inclusion of the Caterpillar Wink
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
31 Jul 2011 11:10AM
Beautiful image with wonderful composition.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
31 Jul 2011 12:10PM
Wonderful image Jenn - as you say, the plant shape is striking but with that wonderful caterpillar it is a very special image
31 Jul 2011 12:30PM
Just a wonderful image - love the composition and the DOF - fantastic work..Jo
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 1:01PM
Wonderful just wonderful Jennn, like also that you left the whole of the flower stem he is traveling on
brilliant shot
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
31 Jul 2011 1:22PM
beautiful details!

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
31 Jul 2011 1:31PM
So graceful. The whole composition is a delight.
31 Jul 2011 3:17PM
Swallotail is my fav,Jennnnn,FINE FINE IMAGE
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 4:05PM
What a fantastic shot Jenn! The caterpillar is so wonderfully placed on that beautiful plant - well spotted and captured!
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 9:32PM
Wow! what a beauty - and it looks so pretty on the dillweed.

PS. I have to admit, it is not quite a race to Vienna, I was just inspried by the Queen Song - Bicycle Race. We do it at our pace, seven days for 367km, it is not too much, as the path goes all along the Danube - and water normally flows downwards. Smile
LexEquine 12 19 United States
31 Jul 2011 10:05PM
'Superlative{A++} & beautiful image'...Peter
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
31 Jul 2011 11:48PM
Love the legs on this little fella,great colours and lines,

franfoto 10 2 32 England
1 Aug 2011 2:41PM
Very impressed with the composition and excellent viewpoint, shows your imagination and eye for a good photo Jenn,

evelen 13 5 England
1 Aug 2011 6:28PM
wonderful shot and colours.
1 Aug 2011 9:05PM
Beautiful! A
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Aug 2011 10:39PM
Fabulous macrowork Jennnn, where abstract imagery and nature collide.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
2 Aug 2011 12:46AM
stunning detail and colour .
lobski 7 2 1 Philippines
2 Aug 2011 7:36PM
Beautiful line detail and amazing shot!

Fred Grin
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2011 11:09AM
I like the clever positioning of the dill plant, setting off the caterpillar perfectly.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
17 Aug 2011 6:24PM
This is an AMAZING composition -- fantastic shot, Jennnnnnnnnnnnnn.

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