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Swallowtail and Flora

Swallowtail and Flora
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: LeicaDLUX4
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-02 12:17
Viewed: 3007
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was walking my wheelchair with my feet instead Of using thee wheels and hands...so I was going slow and when I saw this swallowtail about 50 feet away I didn't think my chances were good...but the angels were with me..The Leica lens is sharp from long distance. I had Kathy Meader walking along for my safety.

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hello Bob

i am very happy to see more and more photos from you,
this one it is very beautiful, shooting the butterfly from
a very good distance worked superbly because with the
butterfly we also see his environment that are the flowers
and vegetations, it gives a very beautiful photo, TFS


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2010-08-02 12:24]

Hi Bob,
It's always nice to see such a beatifull butterfly and now we can see it in his natural surroundings. Very well seen and captured with nice colours and sharpness.
all the best

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-02 12:24]

Hi Bob,
A very beautiful photo in splendid colours. Good sharpness and details. Fantastic diagonal composition.
All the best,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-02 12:38]

You may be handicapped at present Bob, but you certainly can take a good shot of a Tiger Swallowtail: at a distance of 50ft!!!
A fine shot with your Leica with great sharpness, natural colours and details.
Very impressive and TFS,

Ciao Bob, beautiful composition with lovely swallowtail and beautiful flowers, fantastic colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

What a shot Bob !
Such an amazing display of colour !
Its so good to see you're getting about more and getting great photos again.
Very nice work here. This is really sharp.
Thanks for posting it.

Hi Bob!

I believe it's quite normal that the angels were with you... and they helped you to take this magnificent picture of a magical piece of freedom and nature!

Kind regards


Namastay Bob,
A nice capture of this beautiful view of swallowtail and the flowers. Excellent composition, timing and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing. Get well soon.


Hallo Bob
A great photo filled with a beautiful assortment of colours and detail. A wonderful composition with the exposure done beautifully. The colours in the image are complementing each other nicely. The natural sunlight in the image gets a definite plus. The details are really super. A lovely image with a Spring is in the air feeling which is presented in a lovely manner. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards

Hallo Robert,
a very beautiful picture of this splendid butterfly and these pink flowers, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, very well composed.
All the best

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-04 19:40]

Hello Bob,
Beautiful shot of this Tiger Swallowtail. I love to view these big colorful butterflies whenever they visit the flowers around the house. Looks like you captured this one in a nice pose as it was visiting the pinkish blooms. Excellent detail and gorgeous colors. Great to see you posting once again.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-05 4:57]

Hello Bob,
By chance I just saw this wonderful shot, what means also that you are back! I'm so happy to see that things are better for you and that you have the opportunity again to take some shots.
And what you have seen, is just marvellous..
Take care
Kind regards

Hey there, amigo. How very good to stop back by the neighborhood and see a string of posts by you several days running! I suspect it's slow, and frustrating, but it is progress. I wish you the very best as your recovery continues, Bob.

I like the sharpness of the Leica here and, of course, the composition. The magenta flora offer a pleasing contrast to those yellow wings, and I like the way the flowers stretch diagonally across the frame -- it draws the eye toward the subject.

Keep 'em coming!

Warm regards,

Hi Bob,

The flowers and the vegetation are framing well the butterfly. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the Swallow Tail butterfly. The late morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hy Bob
Nice too see your perseverence in taking images! And this one I like very much. There is a strong contrast between the pink flowers and the butterfly, and the image is very sharp as you said already.
Well done and take care!

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