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Swallow tail

Swallow tail
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Copyright: cecilia lazzaro (cecilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 6 N: 1224] (4630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swallowtails [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-21 8:09
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies, which form the family Papilionidae. There are at least 550 species, and though the majority are tropical, members of the family are found on all continents except Antarctica. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world, the birdwing butterflies of Australasia (genus Ornithoptera).

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Hello Cecillia, excllent colors, Bg, POv DOF perfect details Very crisp, great work, TFs Kyle

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-07-21 8:24]

Excellent photo of the beautiful insect. I like POV, superb sharpness and very nice colors. TFS

Hi Cecilia,
you have catured this beautiful butterfly with good details.
Well composed, good light and colours.
It must had been a very co-operative model, 30sec.
Great job.

Beautiful shot, Cecilia! Excellently managed DOF creating sharp subject and blurred background. Perfect exposure allowing to see great detail in the black wings. Nice compostion and good framing. BTW, I doubt you had enough time to set up the tripod, what kind of support did you use? Regards,

  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-21 8:51]

Hi Cecilia!

Fascinating butterfly! I just love its colours - yellow spots on black wings look superb. Great POV and light, every detail well seen, composition with flower also very nice. Perfect capture!


Hi Cecila,
I love the light here, perfect. Very nice true color, excellent DOF and sharp details.
Well composed..what was the s-speed anyway?
Very well done.

Gorgeous! I love everything about it, even the frame. :)

Hi, Cecilia!
Wonderful butterfly and composition with flowers. Good moment!
I like colors, DOf and frame.
TFS. Tanya.

Hello cecilia,
It is very difficult to get a good shot at a swallowtail. This butterfly flapping wings at great speed. You seem to capture with ease. What amazed me is the picture is so sharp that able to see pistils all over the wings. Well done and TFS.

hi cecilia
superbes details,jusqu'au grain de pollen sur les ailes,netteté impeccable.
c'est parfait.

Good choice of BG for this photo. Good lighting and DOF

You are workin the camera, way to go! this is beautiful. Excellent lighting showing fantastic details. :)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-07-21 13:33]

Very beautiful black Papilionidae Cecilia!
Excellent POV, colours and BG!
5* and TFS!

Thank you for possibility see some unknow to me Papilionidae

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-21 22:32]

Hi Cecilia

A wonderful capture of this swallowtail.The exposure is amazing and the detail and texture of it's wings is superb.Beautifully composed with lovely colours and BG.TFS


Excellent photo of this very beautiful butterfly. Great light, sharpness and composition. A great photo, Cecilia!
Best regards

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-22 5:38]

Hello Cecilia,
Wonderful close up.Details on black butterfly are amazing.I liked POV,sharpness,BG and composition a lot.

Bonjour Cecilia
Bravo pour la netteté et les détails de ce joli papillon. Superbe exposition .Tres jolie la composition ,beau macroet joli BG
Au revoir et merci...JP

Soooo beautiful, Cecilia,
what a wonderful butterfly and you catched it so sharp and on this pretty flower.
Excellent shot, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Cecilia,
Magnificent close up.well caught and composed.Thanks for sharing.

Hello Cecilia,
This is most professional, great textbook quality!
Everything is pleasant... colours, composition, details... whatever!
Very well done...
Pablo -

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-22 12:20]

Hello Cecilia,
what a beauty! This is great, excellent POV with a superp 3D look to it. Excellent colors, perfect sharpness and the composition is just lovely.
Great work.. congratulations.

Hello Cecilia,
this is a wonderful butterfly shot. Brillant colours, excellent POV, great sharpness and very nice bg. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-07-23 6:40]

Privet Cecillia.
Beautiful photo, the beautiful butterfly.

Hi cecilia, Wonderful image, I like the DOF as it really just focus on the flower and the butterfly.

Hello Cecilia,
Perfect close up.Details,POV,sharpness and colors are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-23 21:49]

Hi Cecilia
Great shot and frame. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details and composition.
Well done Cecilia


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-24 4:58]

Hi Cecilia,

A great composed shot,very sharp and detailed,TFS,


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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-07-24 11:16]

Hi Cecilia,

Very good capture.
Excellent details, colors, sharp adn composition.
Well done!

TFS :-)

Hi Cecilia,
Sorry I missed this, I had a very bad week. Very beautiful! Great soft quality light. Composition and framing are flawless. Colors and detail are superb from the spot on exposure.

Bellissima foto. Anche le altre non scherzano Cecilia. Ben fatte e ben presentate. Brava

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-30 3:46]

Hi Cecilia.
Wonderful capture, great compostion, alls is excellent,colors contras, details, sharpness,point of view,presentation and composition,very nice photo.Good note.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-30 6:56]

Hi Cecilia.
Wonderful picture. I was amazed by colour palette of the shot and impressive BG. Combination of light and shadow is perfect. The picture is excellent composed. Bravo.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-31 5:30]

Hi Cecilia, excellent shot. Brilliant composition with amazing lighting, colours and details. The pose of the butterfly is first class. Outstanding work, well done and TFS.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-02 9:23]

No es una imagen perfecta Cecilia... pero se le acerca mucho... realmente.
Excelente composicion con agradable POV y buen DOF con colores muy naturales.
Una pequeña gran presentación.
Saludos.. Ricardo

It is not a perfect image Cecilia... but much approaches to him... really.
Excellent composition with pleasant POV, good DOF and very natural colors.
A little great presentation.
Greetings. Ricardo

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-16 10:06]

Bonjour Cecilia!

Cette prise est fabuleuse et extra.

Oh, what a beauty! I thought I've seen everything regarding swallowtails and now you come up with this breathtaking photo! The composition is great and the colors and ultra sharp details just add to the wow factor. It's so sharp even the pollen on the wings is clearly visible! Not to mention the OOF BG! I also like the fact that the colors in the flower can also be found in the wings of the butterfly! I find it technically and artistically perfect! Well done!


Je reste ebahi davant votre collection ! Que de jolies choses. BRAVO !!!

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