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Asian Swallowtail (Papilio lowi)

By teocali
Great day at RHS Wisley today attending the "MossyOak Masterclass" Wink A big thank you to Richard for helping me with the 7D settings and for lots of invaluable tips. Today's offering is an Asian Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio lowi). Anyone planning a visit please note that if the glasshouse is very crowded you will be asked to use your tripod as a monopod and not splay the legs. Today was fine as there was plenty of circulation space, but weekends get pretty busy and half-term is looming as well!

Thank you all so much for your C&Cs on my last upload - very much appreciated and all critique and advice welcomed Smile

Tags: Surrey Butterfly Insect Close-up and macro Rhs Papilio Asian Swallowtail Wisley Lowi

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5 Feb 2011 12:18AM
Lovely image.

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NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
5 Feb 2011 12:18AM
beautifull shot in all respects .
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
5 Feb 2011 12:23AM
Particularly like the hi-key effect from the bg Sylvia. This one was a real challenge and very well positioned to get the uniform bg on this one. With such a bright bg you have done so well to retain and expose for the detail on the Swallowtail and dof is spot on
Great capture
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Feb 2011 12:31AM
Excellent shot, Sylvia, with the light showing off the detail and wing structure so beautifully.
5 Feb 2011 12:42AM
exquisite, wonderful image, love itSmile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 12:52AM
fantastic detail sylvia a beautiful capture Wink
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
5 Feb 2011 12:55AM
A really beautiful butterfly Sylvia, you've captured its colours and markings superbly in this fine image
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
5 Feb 2011 2:47AM
Great detail in this lovely butterfly Sylvia. Very good capture.........Sandy
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
5 Feb 2011 6:14AM
A belter, Sylvia, and what a marvellous background to show off this beauty. Looking at your past images, I think you should be giving a 'Masterclass', your work is always stunning. Carol
goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
5 Feb 2011 6:27AM
Lovely work...Bill
Very nice comp and colour. Great shot. I like it. Jamm
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 8:32AM
A beautiful macro.

5 Feb 2011 8:52AM
Beautifully captured Sylvia,love the comp and framing Smile
konu Plus
9 31 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 8:57AM
gr8 lighting and composition, the frame is too good.
Alvar Plus
10 23 2 France
5 Feb 2011 9:10AM
Beautiful Sylvia. Lighting and detail top notch.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
5 Feb 2011 10:04AM
Superb capture Sylvia. This is a delightful image and IMO quite the best exotic butterfly shot on the site. Grin
Beautiful detail and so well presented.
Hi Sylvia,large looks like a work of art, superb gray.
franfoto Plus
10 2 32 England
5 Feb 2011 12:09PM

tigertimb Plus
10 40 66 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 4:23PM
Excellent closeup Sylvia; superb detail and I love the light coming through the wings
AshTree Plus
8 1.7k 6 England
5 Feb 2011 4:43PM
So lovely against that background, beautiful clear detail.

tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 5:06PM
Just caught up with your BF shots.
All good stuff Sylvia, but this one is the best IMHOGrin

VidB Plus
9 11 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 6:02PM
You have captured some wonderful detail here on that fine background, this would have been difficult to meter as the background is so light but you have mastered it, superb work
Beautiful capture Sylvia

Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 7:26PM
gorgeous capture love this one Sylvia

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2011 8:06PM
we found our visit was hampered by people the inability to use the tripod and my shots are pretty much rubbish unless I could lean on something, not much around enabling me to do that but the butterflies were beautiful.
Great shot Sylvia
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
5 Feb 2011 8:16PM
Superb Sylvia, makes all the difference when you can get them square on,
Greyheron Plus
15 282 7 England
5 Feb 2011 9:36PM
Hit the nail right on the head with this one Sylvia - excellent photography.

Suehh Plus
10 39 6 England
6 Feb 2011 11:03AM
Lovely! Wonderful photography indeed.

Gezina Plus
11 3 6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 8:23PM
Just got to be one of the most beautiful butterfly species around and to see the wings open like this is lovely - a great shot with lovely colour and detail - Ina
DRicherby Plus
9 269 725 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 9:57PM
Beautiful. Great detail on the butterfly and the background looks really good, too.
7 Feb 2011 2:01AM

Quote:Beautiful. Great detail on the butterfly and the background looks really good, too.
indeed Sylvia, gorgeous close up

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