A Pale Swallowtail Butterfly feeding from a Purple Cone Flower in my flower garden.
“ABOUT PALE SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES”
A Pale Swallowtail Butterfly is a large Butterfly with a wingspan between 8.9 cm-11.4 cm ( 3.5-4.5 in) in length. They are relatively common throughout much of the western US. They are also found in the southernmost of British Columbia, Canada.
Taken on July 25/11 at 2:37pm on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead.
Taken at, 1/1000’s at f/5.6, +2/3 EV, 400 mm, man wht bal, iso 800. Slightly adjusted in histogram and sharpened in Photoshop CS2 via lab mode, lightness channel and unsharpmask ( amount, 30, radius 5, threshold 2). No cropping.