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Tiger Swallowtail

Tiger Swallowtail
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon A650 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-18 18:39
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was fortunate to see a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) on a butterfly bush in front of our house, just after noon today. These butterflies are a little larger than Monarchs. Whereas a Monarch has a wingspan from 2 3/4 to 4 inches, the wingspan of the Tiger Swallowtail can be 3 1/2 to 6 3/4 inches (from a "Pocket Guide to Butterflies & Moths", by Elizabeth Balmer). The first part of their popular name comes from their yellow wings with black stripes.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
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John, Welcome to TN.
Beautiful image, very sharp and detailed. Love the composition and wonderful colors. The Tiger Swallowtail is a beautiful butterfly and you have captured it splendidly. TFS.

John... welcome to TN... particualrly since we joined about the same time... :)

Nice shot of this Swallowtail... I really like the angle taken. Colors are great and very nice detail.


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