The Swallowtail

Sue Melvin


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Chris Gudger 29 Days Ago

Fresno, CA - United States

STUNNING! Did this Swallowtail pose for you? So wonderfully beautiful.

Charlotte, NC - United States

JT- thanks so much for featuring this photo in your Butterflies group! :-)

Charlotte, NC - United States

Dora- thanks so much for featuring this photo in your Visions of Spring group! :-)

Charlotte, MI - United States

Wow! This is stunning in beautiful colors and great detail. Butterflies are so wonderful to capture. V/F

Seattle, WA - United States

Fantastic capture, Sue. f/v

Lake Country, BC - Canada

An exceptionally colorful, clear and stunning swallowtail/butterfly bush photo, Sue! The muted green background really sets it off!!! F,V&SU!

Long Beach, CA - United States

Back to offer this one more support, Sue! f/v/tw

San Jose, CA - United States

Wonderful image of this beautiful species! V.

Bay Area, CA - United States

Wonderful! fv

Charlotte, NC - United States

Jessica- thanks so much for featuring this photo in your Nature From Around the World group! :-)

Monroe, CT - United States

great capture, Sue

Charlotte, NC - United States

Eve- thanks so much for featuring this photo in your Flower with Company group! :-)

Koh Samui, su - Thailand

I like it very much

Long Beach, CA - United States

Gorgeous image, Sue! f/v

Charlotte, NC - United States

Hi Nancy! I'm so very glad that you have enjoyed viewing this butterfly image! I saw this beauty alighting on my crepe myrtle bush in my backyard and went out with my camera and managed to get close enough with my zoom lens to capture this image. You need a camera with a fast shutter speed or sports mode to get a good shot. This is one of my favorite captures of a swallowtail. I have seen the kind of butterfly you mentioned, but have never gotten a photo of one... yet! :-)

Old Hickory, TN - United States

I saw a beautiful black butterfly with iridescent Blue on bottom of wings today, but alas I do not have a camera to catch such a beautiful one as this! Although the experience of just viewing such a beautiful creature is a highlight in any day! Thank you for your beautiful images!!

Old Hickory, TN - United States


Leland, NC - United States

Beautiful! I saw two big beauties I couldn't get my camera before they disappeared.

Laurel, MD - United States

Stunning! Voted!

Indianapolis, In - United States


Tacoma, WA - United States

Wonderful detail in the capture, Sue!! F,V, and Tweet!

Charlotte, NC - United States

Sandi- thank you for featuring this photo in your Beauty of this World group! :-)

Mamaroneck, NY - United States

Great shot Sue

Sydney, Ne - Australia

Wonderful capture of this lovely butterfly Sue.

Yokohama - Japan

lovely work Sue; the butterfly really stands out in this due to the colour contrast with the flower and its size. Nice job!

Charlotte, NC - United States

Bill- thanks so much for featuring this photo in your new Butterflies and Other Insects group! :-)

Birmingham - United Kingdom

GOD's Amazing Wonderful Art Of Creation & Design And We Are In His Gallery Of Life,.,.,.~~~~****

Oklahoma City, OK - United States

So lovely, one of my favorite subjects.

Iola, WI - United States

What can one say, other than this is a spectacular image you have captured, Sue! I just love the brilliance of this swallowtail and the floral is beautiful, all accentuated by your great background. A true favorite!

Sue Melvin replied:

What can I say, Randy other than I sure appreciate your nice comments on my photos. You have a great way of making each comment special. Thanks, as well, for featuring this photo in your Wisconsin group! :-)

Langhorne, PA - United States

This is effective beauty and so well captured................thanks for the wonderment.!!!!!..................allen

Mamaroneck, NY - United States

Nice shot

Maui, Ha - United States

. it is a lovely image Sue . such a beautiful Butterfly ♥

Malakoff, TX - United States

Congrats on you second place win in Things that Fluter contest. Beautiful capture.

Clarence, NY - United States

Beautiful work Sue. Congrats on your third place contest win.

Greenville, SC - United States

Don't know how I've missed this one, Sue, but I'm glad that I've seen it. It's very beautiful....Larry

Juelich, NR - Germany

Great shot! Very decorative!

Chandler , AZ - United States

Absolutely stunning Sue!!

Oklahoma City, OK - United States

How lovely, Sue!

Milford, CT - United States

Wonderful capture......

Maui, Ha - United States

. it is a gorgeous macro Sue ♥

Cape Coral, FL - United States

Stunning image of this beautiful Zebra Swallowtail.

Stroemsund, Ja - Sweden

A real beauty. Gorgeous colours, details, and dof. Excellent shot!

Anderson, CA - United States

What a magnificent image Sue; exceptional work here! Joyce

Philadelphia, PA - United States


Beuningen, GL - Netherlands

beautiful shot

Okotoks, Al - Canada

Very pretty image , Sue !!!!! LOVE butterflies !!!!!!

Wynnewood, PA - United States

Great capture and isolation, Sue, plus lovely color and detail!

Fennville, MI - United States

Wow, a perfect shot of him, beautiful!

Fort Myers, FL - United States

Congrats Sue! You have a beautiful collection!

Harwinton, CT - United States

Congrats on your 2nd place win!

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