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Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly


Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Wentzel Lee (lawentzel) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 14] (124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-23 18:30
Viewed: 1112
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to eastern North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats. It flies from spring to fall, during which it produces two to three broods. Adults feed on the nectar of many species of flowers, mostly from those of the Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, and Fabaceae families. P. glaucus has a wingspan measuring 7.9 to 14 cm (3.1 to 5.5 in). The male is yellow with four black "tiger stripes" on each fore wing. Females may be either yellow or black, making them dimorphic. The yellow morph is similar to the male, but with a conspicuous band of blue spots along the hindwing, while the dark morph is almost completely black.

Information from:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilio_glaucus


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6442 W: 89 N: 15589] (65224)
  • [2016-07-24 13:55]

A beautiful capture from above of this magnificent big papilio,so elegant and beautiful and taken while is sucking selt from the wet ground. Great sharpness on the top wing in the best exposure too,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-07-26 3:48]

Hello Wentzel,
A nice job of photographing this lovely Tiger Swallowtail in natural color and sharp detail. I have found many of these beautiful butterflies getting minerals from the soil over the years. Exposure looks good and you have obtained plenty of DOF.
Ron

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