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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
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Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L, Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-29 17:17
Viewed: 3570
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly was taken at a small city park, Ogden Park.

I pre-focused on this particular flower and managed to shoot this one image before the butterfly moved away. The background was grass far enough away to blur (bokeh) into the almost solid green found in this image.

RAW/PS5 processing included: cropping, contrast, slight color balancing, then with Nik software some noise reduction, single-image HDR, and then some sharpening.

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  • kapildk Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
  • [2011-01-29 18:19]
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Hi larry,

Good photograph of this swallotail.
The focus is not the perfect but i like the composition.
The small voilet flowers are appealing.


An excellent composition. Very charming image. Nice work.

Hi Larry,

I like the composition of image. Pl. Try macro mode of your camera in future for image like this, you may be very happy.

Best wishes,


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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2011-02-04 23:03]

Hi Larry,
Butterflies are always difficult subjects to capture yet you have managed to create a good composition.The focus is a bit "soft" none the less a great photograph.

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