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Trigger plant (Stylidium graminifolium) and Macleay's Swallowtail (Graphium macleayanus) by Paul Piko

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Trigger plant (Stylidium graminifolium) and Macleay's Swallowtail (Graphium macleayanus) by 

Photo taken in situ, Mt St Gwinear, Victoria, Australia. January 2011.


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  • Colin12
    Colin12over 3 years ago

    You lucky sod. That is a Macleay’s swallowtail. I have seen a few in highland areas this Summer but none would sit still for me.
    Nice Picture Paul

  • Thanks Colin :-) It was very difficult to get a good shot because of the jittery movement… I had to work hard to catch it

    – Paul Piko

  • simonlong
    simonlongover 3 years ago

    very good timing ,lovely capture !!!

  • LeeoPhotography
    LeeoPhotographyover 3 years ago

    Well done Paul! What a beautiful butterfly!

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonover 3 years ago

    Cool, never seen such a critter!!!!

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 3 years ago

    Oh excellent Paul! :) I’ve got these in my garden (just north of Newcastle). I find they don’t sit for long. I’ve only managed a photo in the rain, that’s the only time I’ve actually seen them sit for a while! lOL!

    They are such pretty butterflies! Well done! It’s not an easy one to catch.

    Gabe :)

  • Leonie Mac Lean
    Leonie Mac Leanalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot, what a beautiful little critter.

  • Thanks Leonie

    – Paul Piko

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