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Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio Palinurus)

By teocali
This is an Emerald Swallowtail (Papilio Palinurus), found in S E Asia. I only caught one glimpse of this at Wisley and was lucky that it settled for a brief moment. The detail is not that sharp but the colours are rather beautiful. It would have to choose a shocking pink flower to settle on - a more muted background would have been preferable! Smile
Settings: F6.3, 1/250sec, EC +1.67, ISO200, aperture priority, handheld.

Tags: General Royal Butterfly Close-up Emerald Insect Glasshouse Society Close-up and macro Rhs Horticultural Swallowtail Wisley Wildlife and nature Butterfly event Papilio palinurus S e asia

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
15 Feb 2009 5:17PM
What a beauty, Sylvia. I was lucky to be able to open your pic, my connection has been terrible today, taking 10 minutes to open a pic if lucky, most I haven't even been able to open. Carol

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15 Feb 2009 5:20PM
Brilliant image, great work. Well done Lovely detail too....
iancam 8 23 England
15 Feb 2009 5:27PM
Beautiful image
Alec1 9 4 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 5:31PM
Lovely shot Sylvia and nice presentation.
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 5:32PM
Superb shot Sylvia the colours are amazing
15 Feb 2009 5:46PM
Suberb,my friend,nice tags ....
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
15 Feb 2009 5:49PM
Two very lovely colourful images. - gary
15 Feb 2009 6:09PM
Lovely Sylvia.... v2 my fav

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
15 Feb 2009 6:23PM
2 lovely images.
15 Feb 2009 8:02PM
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
15 Feb 2009 8:11PM

Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
15 Feb 2009 8:16PM
Two magnificient images Sylvia, such great work.
Stace 9 2 2 England
15 Feb 2009 8:18PM
Great captures. lovely texture

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 8:31PM
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
15 Feb 2009 9:00PM
beautiful macro shot
15 Feb 2009 9:19PM
A stunning creature Sylvia, well captured.
15 Feb 2009 10:16PM
Well isolated from the PINK b/g - beautifully captured and lovely colour Graham
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
15 Feb 2009 10:53PM
Top shot Sylvia. I thought I saw most of what there was there but I surely missed this cracker. Well spotted.
15 Feb 2009 10:56PM
Beautiful color in this one Sylvia, like V2 best,
franfoto 9 2 32 England
15 Feb 2009 11:36PM
Hi Sylvia,
A beautiful butterfly no doubt about that. You've done the best you can with the bright pink flower which it landed on, at least it is out of focus and there's some lovely detail in the wings, I always find that butterflies seem to be attracted to the most colourful perches which can be most annoying when you're trying to get decent shots of them. I like the presentation frame on #1 best.
Thanks for your comments on my Orchid and Lily shots. I will spare a thought for you when I'm in Cyprus in the sunshine next week Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 7:40AM
Just in time for the 30th click. Beautiful colours and I love you frame in v1
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 9:02AM
Delightful capture with magnificent colour - I really like the presentation in V2 more, less competitive with the beauty of the butterfly Ina
16 Feb 2009 5:12PM
Excellent capture, v2 for me.
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
16 Feb 2009 7:09PM
Super capture Sylvia, this one eluded me all day. V2 for me as the borders are more subtle and don't take the detail of the butterfly away
16 Feb 2009 9:13PM
Lovely capture Sylvia.
17 Feb 2009 6:30PM
Fantastic colour, a super capture.
RTDS 8 Cyprus
17 Feb 2009 7:12PM
Awsome..lovely colours and details.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 7:13PM
very beautiful
Linda Smile

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