Pipevane Swallowtail somewhat the worse for wear

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Comments (16)

trikermike on September 26, 2010

Beautifull close-up of a battered beauty!

David Brown Photogra… on September 26, 2010

Looks like he/she got a right good bum-biting I reckon Mike

Thank you for your kind words and have a happy Sunday!

NikonWoman on September 26, 2010

Even though a bit ragged, it still looks lovely!

David Brown Photogra… on September 26, 2010

Thank you kindly Nik I figure that they's all but just about done now anyway for this year. Maybe this is how it ends for them!

This young lady had the remains of Tiger Swallowtail in her web when she was posing for us.

Its all quite sad really - but then we are a load of softies!

Best wishes from North Carolina

joyfotos on September 27, 2010

Well maybe she gave up her beautiful tail to escape from the spider....and the story has a happy ending:)

Great shot however the story goes!

David Brown Photogra… on September 27, 2010

I like your story though Joy I am a huge softy at heart!

Thank you for your kind words.

Jethro

©junebug on September 28, 2010

Lovely picture of this Swallowtail, Jethro! It has obviously seen better days but still looks beautiful on that yellow flower and I like it a lot! Greetings, Anne

David Brown Photogra… on September 29, 2010

He/she is drinking deep from the flower Anne

"Seen better days" is right!

Best wishes and many thanks from North Carolina

((Ospr3y)) on September 29, 2010

Nice capture, Jethro!

David Brown Photogra… on September 29, 2010

Thank you Liam

"Nice wings, shame about her tail"

Best regards and many thanks from North Carolina

eralguner on October 16, 2010

nice macro. greetings Ercan from Turkey

David Brown Photogra… on October 17, 2010

Thanks Ercan I think thay have all gone now, sadly.

Best wishes from North Carolina

eralguner on October 18, 2010

I came to North Carolina at 2008 Ercan

David Brown Photogra… on October 18, 2010

Excellent, where did you visit Ercan?

eralguner on October 19, 2010

I visited Greensboro, Oakridge and Salem. I also went to grandfather mountain and Apalogian University

eralguner on October 19, 2010

You can see my photo about grandfather mountain

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  • Uploaded on September 26, 2010
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    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
    • Taken on 2010/09/25 18:23:18
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 72.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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