Giant Swallowtail On Zinnia

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 28, 2011
TakenSeptember 4, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/200 sec at f/6.3000001907349
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length260 mm
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His soul shall dwell at ease: and his seed shall inherit the earth...Psalms 25: 13

I shot this macro on September 4th. I am missing the butterflies as we haven't seen any around lately. I think they are resting from a busy summer. Our Zinnias are still going strong!

Thank you so much JanElle (Heather) for the nomination.
Thank you also Regenia Brabham for the second nomination...

21 responses

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    nice 1!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    wow! incredible the colors & comp

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (28 Sep 2011):

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!! what a great capture.... Clarity clear....

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    A very beautiful image, Andrea! The lighting and colors just pop!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    Nice catch, Andrea! That 300mm lens is coming in handy, eh?

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    This is such a marvelous photo, Andrea. It is perfect! I love the dof, and the wonderful colors of the butterfly. We still see the occasional butterfly, but our hummingbirds are gone. Tomorrow I will bring in their feeder....always a little sad to put it away for another year.

  • JanElle

    JanElle gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    Fabulous macro! The detail and colours are simply amazing!.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (28 Sep 2011):

    Thank you everyone for your kind words....and a special thanks to JanElle (Heather) for nominating this photo..Donald, yes, I love the macro feature
    on my 300 mm lens..Patty, I haven't seen our hummingbirds lately either and
    I think they have already migrated

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (29 Sep 2011):

    This is just beautiful!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (30 Sep 2011):

    A wonderful capture. Voted!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (30 Sep 2011):

    Very nice!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Sep 2011):

    Astonishing macro shot, Andrea!!!!! Voted : )

  • Chirag Bhavsar

    Chirag Bhavsar gave props (30 Sep 2011):

    This is what I call 'a shot' !!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (1 Oct 2011):

    This so deserves to be photo of the week.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   said (1 Oct 2011):

    beautiful shot. ther has been a lack of butterflies in our country too. not seen many in britain at all

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (1 Oct 2011):

    I am grateful for your appreciation of this image...Thank you everyone for your
    kind words...You are such a wonderful supportive group of people.

  • Lynn Hathaway

    Lynn Hathaway gave props (4 Oct 2011):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (5 Oct 2011):

    This is a fantastic macro!!!!!!! Your focal plane is spot on! Fantastic DOF. Beautiful. I vote for photo of the week too.

  • VU2UNE Unni

    VU2UNE Unni said (7 Oct 2011):

    Nice shot with perfect light

  • Dorothy Burwell

    Dorothy Burwell   gave props (11 Oct 2011):

    Beautiful shot!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2012):


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