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Swallowtail + Buddleia= Satisfaction!

Swallowtail + Buddleia= Satisfaction!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2046 W: 608 N: 5483] (22131)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D200, nikon70-300f4.5-5.6g
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-16 1:00
Viewed: 1760
Points: 52
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Good Morning Everyone,

This morning, I am posting a shot of a Swallowtail butterfly. For anyone who is unfamiliar with this very beautiful butterfly, I have included an Internet link here.

I post this with respect to Vanda (Vanda Golfetto) who has posted some beautiful photographs of Swallowtails and I urge you to check her site if you haven't already done so.

My brother and sister-in-law have a house in Brittany. Their garden boasts an enormous buddleia which is an irrestisible attraction to quite a number of butterflies. I was lucky to find this Swallowtail feeding hungrily, when I visited them. Of course, it was out with the camera!!

Many thanks for your interest.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. Bev :-)

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To jean11-3: Swallowtail + Buddleia= SatisfactionRoyaldevon 1 09-16 03:03
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Good Morning, Bev :)

What a lovely macro capture of the Swallowtail Butterfly on attractive buddleia flower! Just a perfect capture with wonderful details.
I am speechless!

thanks and regards,

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  • GLJ Gold Star Critiquer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-09-16 1:13]

Bonjour Beverley
Bon cadrage de ce papillon aux ailes déployées et la netteté est là où il faut.
Bonne journée

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-09-16 1:14]

Hi Bev,
A fabulous macro of this Swallowtail butterfly and the nice pink flower.
Marvelous colors adorned with adequate lighting.
Details are excellent and DOF is fantastic!
A very neat presentation in an elegant frame.

Franis Xavier

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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2009-09-16 1:16]

Beautiful butterfly on tiny flowers. Nice macro, excellent composition. Great work!

TFS, abhijit.

hello Beverley
how are you doing?
fine sharpness with nice light and exposure
good colours around and nice pov
good composition

Manuj Mehta

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-09-16 1:28]

Great close-up, dear Bev !


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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2009-09-16 1:40]


Très belle photo. La combinaison machaon-budleia est superbe. Jolie composition

Hi Beverley,
Lovely butterfly and flower. Nicely exposed and colors.

good shot, excellent macro, good composition, beautiful butterfly, color and sharpness, hugs

Hello Beverley,a lovely composition with the butterfly perfectly placed.Good sharp quality of the flower and butterfly.
I like the bokeh and the framing too.

[I haven't seen many butterflies on the buddleia plants around us this summer.]

Best wishes Jean.

Hi Bev,

love the colors of the butterfly, simply beautiful and great textures on the wings. a good composition with the inclusion of the beautiful flowers as well. nice framing and good details.


Hi Bev,
A perfect landing off! The runway is a little better than the commons.
Great one,

Hello, Bev -
Exceptional shot of this magnificent creature and the bright, beautiful flowers on which it is perched. The colors are vibrant, the background is smoothly blurred and the details are sharp. Nicely composed with the flower branch hanging almost vertically with a slight angle. Very nice work.

Good shot, excellent macro, beautiful butterfly.Nice color and sharpness.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-09-16 4:47]


superbe macro, non seulement le papillon est merveilleux par sa position, ce dessin sur les ailes, mais avec le fleur maive cela donne un contraste fantastique.

bravo et maitié


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-09-16 5:30]

Bonjour Beverley

The diagonal axis of the butterfly adds good dynamism. Excelelnt sharpness, color, saturation, dof, & lighting contrasts. Tfs!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-09-16 7:16]

Hi Bev,
Wonderful macro of my favorite butterfly!
The warm colours are stunning.
The butterfly and buddleia dominate the scene on the excellent DOF.
The sharpness and details are great. Elegant presentation.
Best regards. Ciao. Vanda :-)
P.S.Many thanks my friend for the advertising in my favore :-)))

Excellent Bev! Butterflies are fun aren't they? Especially when they hold still for a minute! This is nice, good levels, 7.1 worked great for you here. We have these here in Texas too!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-09-16 7:16]

Hi Bev
Colorful and beautiful.
The crisp outline of the butterfly and all the details are outstanding.

A wonderful macro. great detail and color. You have captured him beautifully tfs

This is fabulous Bev. The features of the swallowtail butterfly are emphasized, the buddleia blossom is sharp, and your composition is exquisite. Best regards.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-09-16 18:05]

Hi Beverley... Thanks for...

Again excellent macro of this "Swallowtail" butterfly...
Excellently done - fantastic details, sharpness and great colors.
Congratulations - Best regards,

Hi dear Bev:)
What an amazing macro vith, colours, light, details and frame are perfect.TFS.


Hello Beverley,
Beautiful picture of this very nice butterfly. Good sharpness of the colourful wings. Good ligth and beautiful colours.
Best regards Siegfried

Hi Bev

of course satisfaction with such a wonderful composition
the details are magnificent
the colors well saturated
splendid sharpness and light
Beautiful presentation
Have a grate day!

Bonsoir Beverley
Très jolie composition, vous pouvez effectivement en être satisfaite. L'arbre à papillons est d'une jolie couleur.
Je regrette peut être simplement la fleur fanée.
Merci du partage.

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