Swallowtail: an unusual vertical closeup
|Copyright: Scott Muenger (Swissguy)
|Date Taken: 2006-07-14|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-08-04 5:58|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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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Hey... i think this is a swallowtail as well. Maybe should have tried a side profile to have a clearer pic on the wings?