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Swallowtail: an unusual vertical closeup

Swallowtail: an unusual vertical closeup
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Copyright: Scott Muenger (Swissguy) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (53)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-14
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-04 5:58
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On Bastille Day this year I whiled a couple of days in the hills of Tennessee - somewhere between Knoxville and Nashville.

There I found this butterfly - let's call him Alf - in a bush while I was playing golf.

I am not at all an expert on butterflies, so I am not 100% sure, but Alf could be one of the swallowtail varieties of butterflies. Anyone?

In macro mode I got as close as I could and thought I'd picture the subject in an unusual angle, not with the wings spread out like you often see, but instead from above.

I believe the flash really washed out the leafy backdrop into a bright green colour, but that gives even better contrast to Alf's markings and details.

Can someone tell me what Alf's exact variety is?

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To patrickfam: re: side profileSwissguy 1 08-04 11:42
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Hey... i think this is a swallowtail as well. Maybe should have tried a side profile to have a clearer pic on the wings?

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