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Butterfly Photograph - The Swallowtail by Sue Melvin

The Swallowtail is a photograph by Sue Melvin which was uploaded on June 2nd, 2011.

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Super beautiful macro Sue! Featured on Groovy Butterflies!

Sue Melvin replied:

Thank you, Anita, for your kind comment and support my work by featuring this image in your group!

Congratulations on being featured in the Fine Art America Group "Images That Excite You!"

Sue Melvin replied:

Thank you so much for featuring this in your group, John!

Congratulations on your feature in our group, I Love Nature Photography - celebrating the best of our natural world!

Sue Melvin replied:

Many thanks, Dawn, for featuring this image in your group!

Beautiful Capture Sue! Well done.


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

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

Fantastic capture, Sue. f/v

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

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

Wonderful image of this beautiful species! V.

Wonderful! fv

great capture, Sue

I like it very much

Gorgeous image, Sue! f/v

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! :-)

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!!


Stunning! Voted!


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

Great shot Sue

Wonderful capture of this lovely butterfly Sue.

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

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