Papillio ulysses ("Blue Mountain Swallowtail")

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Charles Krebs
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Papillio ulysses ("Blue Mountain Swallowtail")

Post by Charles Krebs »

Well... it was too hot to do real work here so I decided to take a little break in my "sabbatical" from the forum, and take a few pictures today.

Wow! Lots going on here... new people and plenty of great images! Hope I can make a dent in the pile of stuff I need to get done this summer and get back here more regularly again.

Here are two shots from different sections of the wings of a Blue Mountain Swallowtail butterfly. The first is a modest magnification... probably not even 1:1 on sensor.

100/4 Micro-Nikkor on bellows, Nikon D300
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Nikon CF N 10/0.30 objective on bellows, Nikon D300
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Post by augusthouse »

Charlie,

The second one had me looking :smt002 - so it is on the underside of the hind-wing.

Fascinating!

Craig

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Post by Harold Gough »

Superb combinations of colour and texture.

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Post by lauriek »

Both lovely Charles, the first shows you don't always need mega-magnification for a superb bug composition!!

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Post by dmillard »

Both superb images - Thank you for brightening my Sunday morning!

David

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