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Bob_B
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« on: July 30, 2013, 07:40:24 PM »
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I chanced upon a bush of gorgeous yellow and red flowers that was covered with black swallowtail butterflies last Sunday. I regret my DOF wasn't spot on and those butterflies were doing anything but standing still, but here's one of them, in all his/her glory. I can't get enough butterflies...
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 09:59:16 AM »
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Nice one, and not an easy shot.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 12:16:34 PM »
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Thanks Eric. If nothing else, I learned the value of using the AI servo setting on my 7D, although too late for this image.

Bob
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 01:09:25 PM »
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A second image
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 01:10:14 PM »
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and a third (sorry, wasn't sure how to attach multiple images at one time)
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 06:01:48 PM »
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It's a little hard to tell from these images (and you may not care!) but I'd suggest probably spicebush swallowtail instead of a female black swallowtail or the black phase of the tiger swallowtail.  The crescent-shaped white patches near the 'tails' are a good indicator.  This assumes it was shot somewhere on the east side of N.A.

Mike.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 06:28:45 PM »
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Yes. These were taken in Maryland (Pasadena). Good call! Thank you for the identification.

Bob
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