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Emerald Swallowtail

Emerald Swallowtail
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Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-09 4:47
Viewed: 3345
Points: 30
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The Emerald Swallowtail Butterfly

The Emerald Swallowtail is a very beautiful butterfly. The shimmering emerald color that often literally sparkles on the wings of this butterfly are simply stunning. When the light shines on the wings just right, you can see the emerald color sparkling like jewels. The Emerald Swallowtail goes by some other names, like Papilo palinurus, Burmese Banded Peacock, Moss Peacock, Green Moss Peacock and Princeps palinurus.

You can find these butterflies at some butterfly conservatories, but in nature they are found in Southeast Asia.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-09 4:53]

Hello Bill,
sorry i visit again for the third time, as this is such a wonderful capture of this emerald which I think this is my first time seeing it.
Very very beautiful and very well taken.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-09 6:39]

Hello Bill.
The clarity is amazing.The POV and DOF are excellent.The colours are beautiful.Excellent focus and details.Great job.Best regards Siggi

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-07-09 7:21]

Hola Bill.
This Esmerald Swallowtail Butterfly really has a lovely green tones on his feathers. You did an excellent and fine work here my friend. TFS and have a nice WE.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-09 8:41]

Hi Bill,an incredible specie never seen before and an excellent pic in a very difficult light,this green is truely fantastic!Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Ciao Bill. TFS the magnificent colours of the beauty. Good managment of light. Bit OOF.


Hello Bill !
I've never seen such a beauty in all my life! Many congrats for this great shot! The colors are amazing and your POV here is lovely! Gorgeous, indeed! Bravo and thanks a lot to sharing this beauty with us!
Nice w-end!

Hi Bill.
Amazing green warm colours. Excellent point of view. Very good sharpness and composition.
Have a nice Saturday,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-07-09 10:13]

Hi Bill,
Beautiful macro of beautiful butterfly. ..
Excellent sharpness and good light to show well the patterns of the wings.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Bill,
This is a very beautiful butterfly, lovely colours, very well captured with good sharpness details,
Thanks for sharing this beauty and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hello Bill,
Wow....what a wonderful butterfly.
Outstanding colors, very nice details and exceptional sharpness.

Hi Bill,

Well my friend this is quite something here, the colours are so vivid and gives the composition a 3D effect, splendid detailed sharpness, good camera skills here Bill and well done,
Best regards,


Ciao Marius, wonderful metallic colors for this fantastic butterfly, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Bill,
nice capture of this butterfly with lovely green metallic colours. Excellent chosen POV with good sharpness and many details.
Best wishes,

Hello Bill,
The 1/60s was caused a slight blur on the head of the butterfly, but nothing serious. This is a grear especies, whit a interesting coloration. POV you've selected provides great details. TFS

Hallo Bill,
a very beautiful macro shot of the Emerald Swallowtail taken from an excellent point of view, good sharpness and fantastic colours, nice composition.
Best regards

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