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Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-28
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-29 15:58
Viewed: 1779
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had just gotten home from work and decided to walk out back to relax for a few minutes. I happened to glance in the direction of our butterfly bush and spotted this Tiger Swallowtail visiting the flowers.

I quickly sought out my camera and waited patiently for the butterfly to land in just the right spot. After about 30 minutes it decided to cooperate and climbed to the top of this bloom, giving me a nice clean BG.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-07-29 17:37]

Hi Ron
This is a beauty! Incredible sharpness, great colors and a neat background.
Patience and luck help the talent.


Patience paid off richly, Ron. You got gem of a picture of this spectacular butterfly. Indeed, the flawless BG does wonders to this otherwise very sharp and colorful image.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-07-30 2:42]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful image of this swallowtail in superb sharpness, details and splendid contrasting colors with this plain brown background.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-30 3:40]

Hi Ron,the flowers of buddleja plant are very attractive for the butterflies,i think that you find some other butterflies there passin by another time...ehhee...and the capture is absolutely lovely,what a perfection and what a magnificent papilio,very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ron, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful flower, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sha finedetails, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron,
Hello Ron,
A interesting and colorful butterfly. Very clear and sharp image. Razor sharp details. A very interesting comment about this image. Lovely colorful capture.

great colours, really beautiful, greeitngs Ori

Hi Ron,

Only one thing to say, Excellent all round.

hallo Ron
This is so beautyful the sharpness and colours are so good
also the nice BG
i like this picture
thanks gr lou

Wonderful pic...!!
thanks and greetings

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-08-09 4:47]

Hello Ron,
Just congratulation for this wonderful shot

Hi Ron,
Patience paid off well here, too. Very nicely composed image, the butterfly's tack sharp and the smooth, clear background with low contrast was a very smart choice. Simplistic yet masterful shot, congratulations!
Kind regards, László

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