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Center Fold
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 70-200 f2.8
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-19 8:12
Viewed: 2749
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's amazing how far animals, insects, and people will go to satisfy hunger or thirst. This swallowtail was quite hungry and jumped from flower to flower until it found one that was pleasing to taste.

As it ducked inside this one, there must've been something special about it simply because he/she stayed for a couple of minutes, allowing me to get this capture.

Although now I can tell I should have run it through NEAT and perhaps cropped a bit more from the top. I'll do that for the one I'm printing.

It's hard to sneak up on animals/insects right now because even the grass crunches from lack of water as I go into 'stealth' mode. Still, I am pleased with the result, and as for the title? Well, I just couldn't resist!

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Ahh now this one is a beauty. wow! Kathy you ar so lucky to get this one..and that looks like a tiger Lily! How nice..

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-19 10:57]

Hola Kathy.
Looks like this beauty Butterfly is very hungry
You are so right in Your Note.
Lovely photo, excellent moment.
Have a nice weekend Kathy and take good care.
I got 7 broken bones in motorcyle races during 15 years, until My wife ask me to quite.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-07-19 11:15]

A real beauty of a photo Kathy,
I love the composition and the colours are gorgeous. I don't know if I've ever seen a butterfly crawl so deep inside a flower before.
Very nice blurred BG. it really shows off the lily and butterfly well. TFS.

On the road now with slow mobile connection. Just marking up the best ones this time.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-20 2:17]

Hi ,just marking,no time,i have a lot of work...Luciano

Hello Kathy although we cannot see the Butterfly complete what an amazing splash of colour you caught, Good close composition rgds Necip

Hello Kathy
you are really lucky
butterfly is bonus
excellent macro

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