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Ken Childs
07-20-2010, 10:34 AM
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS @ 330mm
Av mode
LR & CS3
Canon 430EX: On, Fired (-2)

Did some clean-up on the BG, cloned out some spots from the petals.

Not a very good wing position but this is another of those Swallowtails that rarely holds still so it's hard to get a clean shot of the wings.

Roman Kurywczak
07-20-2010, 11:54 AM
Hey Ken,
Yep......crazy skittish and never stop......but the wing position isn't doing it for me here. I like the details in the black....perch and body pose.....not lovin' the wing position......fortunately....the way you are knockin these out.....pretty sure it's only a short matter of time!

Ken Childs
07-20-2010, 11:59 AM
I'm keeping a close watch on this chrysalis. (stupid caterpillar!)


If I can find a fresh one, I should be able to pose it wherever I want. :)

07-21-2010, 10:26 AM
Agree this is not a very good wing position but I like the pose and legs. Nice flower and good job on BG.

Steve Maxson
07-21-2010, 04:50 PM
I like everything about this - flower, background, sharpness, extended feeding tube, - except the wings (as noted above). I hope your chrysalis cooperates and you get a fresh specimen to work with.

Anita Bower
07-25-2010, 07:23 AM
I like seeing the body of the butterfly, which is seldom the focus of butterfly photos. I'm laughing at the location of the chrysalis.:D I'm amazed you saw it.