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Life is Beautiful!

Life is Beautiful!
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Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR DX
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 17:22
Viewed: 1960
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I watched this Canadian Tiger Swallowtail zipping around in the air, dipping, diving, making figure 8s, and basically enjoying it's self for about 10 minutes one day. Taken with my small kit lens & cropped 60% - nevertheless I think it captured the moment and freedom of this freshly emerged butterfly trying out it's new found set of wings & under a clear blue sky.


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Tribe: Papilionini
Genus: Papilio
Species: P. canadensis

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Ciao Derek, fantastic in-flight capture of beautiful butterfly, great clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

hello Derek, amazingly good composition of this picture. great use of light makes this picture a piece of art.
best wishes,

Hi Derek,i know how isn't easy to make a pic like that,how many attempts before this? Magnificent result,great details and light position,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Derek,
Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. Wonderful sharpness and nice contrast against the blue background. Excellent clarity and very good shoot. Interesting capture with this lovely butterfly species.

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