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Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-08-24 19:30
Viewed: 1671
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another view of the Pipevine Swallowtail from a closed wing POV. I found quite a few of these colorful butterflies just sitting on the wet sand along the river banks. I'm not sure what types of minerals they were getting, but they seemed to be very content and satisfied.

It was a real challenge trying to photograph these butterflies on a flower because they continually fluttered their upper wings.

I will post an example in the WS of what many of my shots looked like, because of this continual wing fluttering motion.

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Hello Ron,
I think in my opinion it is not the picture of yours to comment but what species is all about, you have mastered the photography world and also one of the top 5 contributors of TN.
Well done and TFS,

Swallowtails are always fluttering their wings, Ron, and this one fortunately seems to stand still for your benefit. What a fabulous image you have got of it while it mud puddles!
Amazing sharpness and beautiful colors.

Hello Ron,
Another interesting view of this interesting and colorful specie of butterfly. Excellent colors and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-08-25 5:20]

Hello Ron,
Another beauty, this photo and butterfly. Great sharpness, details and composition. Very beautiful colors. Taken from a fantastic low POV.

hallo Ron
this is a BEAUTY of a butterfly
so good sharpness and good details
thanks gr lou

Hello Ron,
Beautiful species this Swallowtail. Color is attractive. Well captured its closed wing position. This photograph would be more beautiful if yoy could captured it eye level POV (You would get total OOF BG)
Thanks for sharing with WS picture and it happened to me to.

Ciao Ron, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ron

Beautiful image of Pipevine shallowtail, great sharpness and details, nice pose, nice POV, beautiful naturla colors.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-08-26 13:26]

Hi Ron,2 beautiful pics showing us this magnificent beauty,the best profile with the best sharpness in the main post and a curious WS with great details on the tails,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-08-27 13:01]

Hi Ron
I have seen these butterflies in my country too.
This one is quite sharp, showing its nice details.

Kind regards

Hi Ron,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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