Giant Swallowtail on Marigolds

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedSeptember 5, 2011
TakenSeptember 4, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/200 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length280 mm

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He runneth upon me like a giant...Job 16:14

The giant swallowtail
Does not fail
to perfect its line
Of concentration.
It has discipline..
Flying tween' Marigold
Zinnias and carnations
No time to be slow
In flowers pollination..
For interruption,
Means disruption..
Poetry by me, AJP

Focal length 280 mm/macro
F-number F/9
Exposure time 1/200 sec.
ISO Speed 100
Exposure program..Shutter priority,
with manual focus

6 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Sep 2011):

    SPLENDID!!! Love the contrast between the butterfly and the marigolds.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Sep 2011):

    Thank you Donald...I am glad you liked it...I never tire of butterflies and flowers.
    I really love to see them on the Marigolds and the Zinnia's that are growing
    in the spot around the road grader...We used to have carnations too but this
    year they did not grow ...I was thinking about them when I wrote my poetry:)

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (5 Sep 2011):

    I rarely see anything to equal this in the nature magazines I receive.

  • Dorothy Burwell

    Dorothy Burwell   gave props (5 Sep 2011):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    I love it! So very beautiful. While marigolds are not my particular favorite, they do take me back to my years in Maryland. My mother was very fond on them and they were planted all over the yard. Each fall, she collected the seeds so that she could plant them again the following year. The yard would be bright with oranges and yellows. They are pretty but don't smell very nice. My favorites were the morning glories she planted on the trellis going out to the garden in the backyard.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

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