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English Swallowtail

English Swallowtail
Photo Information
Copyright: Roy Pennock (roycp) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 12] (78)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 300 f4L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-08 9:38
Viewed: 3479
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
English Swallowtail butterfly. Confied to the Norfolk Broards, I managed to grab this image after wandering around Hikling Broard for the whole day. This was the only time I saw a butterfly land - well hover. My entires days shoot was 4 frames in less than a second!
Needless to say I'll be back there later in the year.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-04-08 9:53]

Hello Roy, very nice shot. I like the sharpness of the wings. Too bad the head got out of focus. Still a fine composition, with nice contrast. Thanks for sharing. Gabriel

Very clear shot, we can see the fine details of this beautiful butterfly.

Very great shot Roy!
I like very much this compostion.
Beautiful details!

Attractive shot of this good looking species. POV, DOF and details are very good. Worth the effort at the end of a hard day.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-08 14:16]

Very nice photo!
A bit soft on focus.
Beautiful Papilionidae and colours!

Very nice. Colors & details excellent.
Well done.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-09 9:30]

Hello Roy , Very good photo from the butterfly , beauty colours compositie details pov and dof ,good job ,Greeting
teunie .

Hello Roy,
wonderful capture of that pretty and powerful, quick moving swallowtail sucking nectar in a restless, hovering position. Lovely to see the transparency of wings in the backlight.
Excellent shot. Must have been exciting to take.
Looking forward for this years reports from Norfolk.
Thank you! Best regards,

Welcome to TN!

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