Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
|Copyright: Paul Braynard (pbraynard)
|Date Taken: 2010-08-17|
|Exposure: f/5.0, 1/280 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-08-21 5:53|
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|Zebra Swallowtail - Eurytides marcellus |
Family: Parnassians and Swallowtails (Papilionidae)
This was my first sighting of one of these. My camera battery was recharing and my memory drive was connected to my computer... oh no! Rush Rush Rush.
I managed to get three shots of it, not sure how to differentiate sexes. Here, the Zebra is on a crapemyrtle bloom. This was taken at a greater distance than I would have liked, but I'd already spooked the butterfly once and wanted to make sure I got a shot. I hope to se more of these guys in the neighborhood.
Thanks for taking a look.
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- [2010-08-21 6:56]
Waw...this is one of the great Swallowtail I ever see!
Details are very sharp and colors are beauty!
Great capture with wonderful colours and details. This Zebra Swallowtail is superb.
It is a fabulous specimen, and you took advantage of a very good POV, great colors and perfect management of light.
I suggests, use less zoom of P90 bridge camera, and closer, focusing in Macro mode, that significantly improve the quality of the details.
Have a nice Sunday!
- [2010-08-21 22:20]
A nice capture of the Zebra Swallowtail taken from a nice POV with good sharpness and natural colours, the long 'tails' showing well against the dark BG. As the butterfly is facing to the left, the space on the right becomes irrelevant, so a composition with the butterfly placed on the right of the image would be better IMHO.
Thanks and have a good Sunday,