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Scarce swallowtail

Scarce swallowtail
Photo Information
Copyright: Alison Ashwell (selkie) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 15] (42)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus FE-115
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-31 20:08
Viewed: 3428
Points: 6
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Scarce Swallowtail, [Iphiclides podalirius] on lavender flowers.

They seem to be very common here - the english name 'scarce swallowtail' is due to it being a very infrequent visitor to Britan

This butterfly has lost the tip of the bottom left tail-maybe to a predator.

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Hi Alison.
This is a lovely shot of a striking specimen.
It deserves more points,but sometimes thumbnails that are a little camouflaged or don't jump out at you don't get looked at so much.
Don't be discouraged.Your photo is very good.
Welcome to Trek Nature :)

Excellent capture of this magnificent butterfly! The swallowtail is one of my favorite butterflies! Very good composition and POV! The colors look bright and natural and contrast is nice! Great use of DOF! Congratulations and TFS!


Hi Alison

Great shot. The butterfly is almost invislible in the flowers.
Very good colours and sharpness.


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