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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/420 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-06 2:34
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Points: 8
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The Swallowtail is our largest native butterfly, and also one of our rarest. This spectacular insect is our only resident butterfly of the Papilionidae family, which is one of the largest butterfly families in the world. Seeing the adult butterflies flying powerfully over the Norfolk Broads is a sight to behold, and one near the top of the list of most British butterfly-watchers. The British race is the subspecies britannicus although, in some years, there are reports of the gorganus subspecies arriving from the continent. The British subspecies is confined to the fens of the Norfolk Broads in East Norfolk. This is partly due to the distribution of the sole larval foodplant, Milk-parsley. The continental subspecies is less fussy and will feed on many kinds of Umbellifer, such as Wild Carrot.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-06 2:54]

Hi John
Excellent swallowtail on the lovely yellow dandelion.
Excellent details, light and colours...


Hi John,
very good use of light. Amazing colours. Perfect composition. Beautiful butterfly.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao John, great capture of fantastic swallowtail on beautiful flower, splendid light, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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