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Pale Yellow Swallowtail’s Tail, Anise Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon Lucas, 1852.

Canon 400d, 105mm Macro, iso 400. Newport Beach CA USA.

This shot was featured in the “Extreme Close Ups” group Feb 2010. Also featured in Close Up’s in Nature July 2011 and Artist’s Universe August 201.

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  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyabout 7 years ago

    I love the detail and composition of this butterfly!

  • flyfish70
    flyfish70almost 5 years ago

    DARRIN ALDRIDGEalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you!! It was this shot that I realized a butterfly’s color is made up of dots/pixels!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work.

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 3 years ago

    Really fantastic level of detail — unbelievable!!

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 3 years ago

    Congratulation, awesome capture!!!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

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    DARRIN ALDRIDGEover 3 years ago

    Thank you for the comments and features, I love this shot too!

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