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Tiger Swallowtail on Tiger Lily


Pentax K-1000 f2.8 @ 1/250 manual focus 80-200 zm. lens, macro setting


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Tiger swallowtail on tiger lily ----folded wings to me are the best

composition, but the topside of the wings are more colorful!!

Compromise at what angle?

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Lovely composition and light. I read once about the time of day or temperature or something determining whether a b-fly's wings are open or closed at rest, but I forgot what it was.
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---thanks for your comment, Scott. This dude was feeding, his wings were going like a pump. I shot several, late in the evening. Never heard that about the time of day in reference to wing position at rest ---now I will watch for it.
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I've tried many times to get a good butterfly picture of a tiger swallowtail and they never sit still long enough. I give you all the credit in capturing this moment on film. Keep up the good work!
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