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Anise Swallowtail

Anise Swallowtail
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies & Moths 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-19 3:16
Viewed: 3126
Points: 26
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Anise Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon

The Anise Swallowtail is one of the most adaptable native butterflies, along with the Eastern Black Swallowtail. Males are especially ardent hilltop fliers, and seek out any eminence on the horizon as a courtship rendezvous.

Description: 2 5/8-3" (67-76 mm). Yellow-banded; more yellow than black. Lemon-yellow spots in midwing band above are straight-edged and fill spaces between veins of wing; HW flushed with blue between broad, yellow band and medium-long tail; HW eyespot orange with large, round, centered pupil. Similar below. Black abdomen has yellow side stripes.


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Hello Manyee, that's a very nice butterfly shot! I liked your work and note. TFS.

Hi Manyee,
Very good close-up!
Great colour, nice frame.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-19 5:17]

HI Manyee,
A very pretty butterfly on a pretty flower. What more can we ask? Great shot.
Excellent composition.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-19 5:33]

What a beautiful and interesting Swallowtail that you have well captured ! A realy nice species. Colors and sharpness are good ! Thanks for sharing Manyee.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-19 6:16]

Hello Manyee!
Lovely capture.Cross framing,colors,POV,lighting and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

Hi Manyee,
you also had the great luck to see this wonderful butterfly. Gratulations.
I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Great shot Manyee,
Excellent detail, sharpness and composition. The colours and DOF are very good. excellent POV. My only nit is the OE and slightly soft focus.
Thanks for posting, have a good day

Nice shot Manyee, Thank You!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-09-20 4:35]

An excellent work, Manyee. Picture and note.
Thank you.

Hi Manyee,
A nice capture on this beauty. The shot is very well composed and framed. I really love all the colors. The sunlight was very bright, but you did well on your exposure. Very Nice!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-20 18:08]

Manyee, maybe focus is a little bit soft, but this is a nice capture.

I like colors and pov. Great composition too.

The flower and the butterfly are really very beautiful.

Hi Manyee

Lovely shot, with good details, colour, light and exposure. Nice work. Thanks. :-)

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-19 13:27]

Hi Manyee
Great composititon, good color and contrast,the butterfly is wonderful.

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