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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 105mm Macro, UV filters
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-28 5:48
Viewed: 2183
Points: 32
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Can anyone of the butterfly boffs help me with the Identification of this guy,

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Well, whatever it is it is very beautiful and matches the flowers perfectly!
Excellent detail agaist the dark background.
Very pretty with the lovely-coloured flowers.
regards yiannis

Hi Paul,
Excellent photo of this beautiful Butterfly, sorry, I can not help You for the right ID, regard, Joska

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-28 7:47]

Hello Pauly,
Beautiful sharp detailed photo of this butterfly. Nicely camouflaged. Good choice of composition.

wonderful butterfly Paul, excellent colors, and details, lovely light too, I-m sorry for ID,

have a good day,

ciao, tino

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-11-28 7:59]

Hallo Pauly,
Extraordinary beauty of a butterfly ..
Very beautiful photo in excellent sharpness an perfect details.
Best wishes,

hallo Paul
very nice and sharpness composition with beautiful colours and good light
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Paul, lovely papilio, I don't know specie, on a beautiful flower, splendid light, great sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-28 8:48]
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Hello Paul,
A fine capture of an Asian species of Swallowtail butterfly, one of the red-bodies species of Papilionidae, similar to Papilio helenus.
Great POV and fine use of flash to give nice sharpness and natural colours against a BG that is not too dark to allow the black wings to show in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hello Pauly
Amazing butterfly and great macro with excellent composition and very good sharpness. The colours are fantastic.

Hi Pauly,
amazing photo of this butterly. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. Great sharpness and details. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Paul,
Great capture of a vaey interesting butterfly.
The details, clarity and composition are perfect.

Ciao Paul. Impressive and delicate close up MF! Fine details and very good colours results.


Hello Pauly,
A beautiful butterfly captured in wonderful colours and excellent sharp details. Even the insect is well camouflaged, it stands out very well on the blurred BG. Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-28 16:05]

Waaw Paul,what a great gift to the butterflies fans of TN like me! And what a pic,red flower and black background for a black and red butterfly,the best composition as possible! Impressive sharpness and top quality,the pic of a day,no doubt!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Paul,
Nice butterfly, and great use of flash here!... Made this with black butterflies is not easy!... Congratulations!

Hello Paul,
Amazing combination of colors: black and red. A great composition.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-29 5:00]

Hello Paul,
this image is fantastic! Splendid contrast of colours and top sharpness; fine detail e great POV. A really beauty!
Very well done!

Hello Paul,
What a fantastic, exceptional, perfect (running out of words)capture this is of the Swallow Tailed Butterfly!!! Great sharpness/detail, colours, POV and a very good contradicting BG to enhance your subject. Great work my friend!!
Best regards,

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