Schwalbenschwanz (Papilio machaon) Swallowtail

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der_HifiFreaK on May 31, 2011


Wie macht du das ? Kannst du Zaubern ? Wie bekommst du all diese Insekten so fotogen auf den Chip . LIKE 37

Mit besten Gruße , PETER

©junebug on May 31, 2011

Thank you for your nice comment, Ian! I'm glad you like the Swallowtail! I think it's the most beautiful butterfly we have overhere and he is rather rare! Best wishes, Anne

Vielen Dank für eure netten Kommentare, Manfred und Peter! Vielen Dank auch für die 'Likes' und den Y*, Manfred! Viele Grüße, Anne

Adnan. on June 5, 2011

Very nice macro of a butterfly and a great work, congratulations Junebug


Greetings from Turkey in Alanya.

©junebug on June 19, 2011

Thanks for your nice comment and the 'F&L', Adnan! I'm glad you like this shot! Greetings, Anne

©junebug on June 19, 2011

Thank you very much, nemrod! Greetings, Anne

Andy Rodker on March 4, 2012

Lovely! I'm lucky in that both the Swallowtail and the Scarce Swallowtail are common in Central Spain - but I still thrill to see one. Like. Best, Andy

©junebug on March 4, 2012

Thanks for your visit and kind comment, Andy! I'm glad you like this shot! You don't find many Swallowtails overhere but I know some places where you are likely to come across them! You are lucky to live in Spain! There must be a much greater variety of insects there! Best regards, Anne

Andy Rodker on March 4, 2012

Thanks Anne. I go into the Mountains of Central Spain most weekend when I can. But as I only have a cameraphone, I'm not in a position to get involved with the Macro side of things. I'll leave that to the experts such as yourself! But, yes, I have seen many strange and wonderful insects! I now just need a good pocket-sized reference book (I have one in England but as I travel back and forwards I have to be careful with weight restrictions! having two of everything isn't viable!). Kind regards, Andy

©junebug on March 4, 2012

It is good to have a reference book, Andy, especially when you are in the field and want to identify some species. But at home you can always check the internet for information! There are some excellent nature pages which can provide you with answers to many questions! I'm not an expert at macros either, because I only have my FZ18. It's a good camera which meets my requirements, but with a macro lens the results would be better, of course. Maybe I'll get one some day!:) Do you often travel back and forwards between Spain and England? I imagine that can become quite exhausting! Best wishes, Anne

Andy Rodker on March 4, 2012

Hi Anne, yes, I do use the internet, but in the field.... To tell the truth, I don't really know what Macro is all about (I must look it up on the 'net!), but your close-ups are stunning, whatever it is you use! I'm VERY new to all of this as you can probably tell. I didn't start taking photos until April of last year. I teach Business English in Madrid (a complete career change after 30 years of Financial Services came to a juddering halt). There aren't any classes in the summer months so I spend 2 months at home in Cornwall. That's it really! May I ask? Are you English or German (if the latter your English is amazingly good!), Sorry if I'm being nosy! Best wishes, Andy

©junebug on March 4, 2012

Hi Andy, I think this is what you would call a real macro! It shows even the tiniest details of the dragonfly's eyes, something you would never detect with your naked eyes! My "macros" are just close-ups! Your change in career after such a long time can't have been easy, but nowadays you have to be flexible! Working as a teacher may even be more fun than working with money, don't you think!:) Anyway, I hope are doing well in your job and enjoy it! It's hard to believe you started photography not even a year ago!!! Your photos are really good! I'm German but foreign languages have always been one of my hobbies. Best regards, Anne

Andy Rodker on March 4, 2012

Hi Anne, yes, I see what you mean! I think you must have a real affinity and flair for languages! Thank you for all your kind words. Kind regards, Andy

©junebug on March 4, 2012


Richard Gregory 48 on April 23, 2012

Another masterpiece in macro photography Anne..Like..Richard

©junebug on April 23, 2012

Thank you very much, Richard! I'm glad you like the Swallowtail! Hope to see them again this year, but so far you hardly see any butterflies because it's too cold! Greetings, Anne

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  • Uploaded on April 17, 2011
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    by ©junebug
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ18
    • Taken on 2011/04/17 15:20:21
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 82.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash