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A Nimble Butterfly 2 - Boundary Bay, British Columbia (Explored)

A Nimble Butterfly 2 - Boundary Bay, British Columbia (Explored)
This is the next shot in a series focusing on the black and yellow swallowtails of Boundary Bay. If anyone can identify this type of swallowtail, please contact me. The location is a patch of reclaimed tidal marsh now covered by thistle and low wildflowers some 50 meters from the shore. I saw more butterflies here than anywhetre else in the region. :) The photo was taken in July 2013, with my trusty Olympus digital camera. Enjoy.

Bubbles, Werner Schafarik, Gypsy Flores, Miles Wolstenholme and 51 other people have particularly liked this photo


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J-d Welch
J-d Welch
a Beauty captured in great light!! 8 )
4 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Stunning close up! Well done!
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Outstanding shot, Alan. I believe it's a Western Tiger Swallowtail.
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Both the butterfly and the background captured beautifully.
4 years ago.
Thelma Gatuzzo
Thelma Gatuzzo
Wonderful photo of this magnificent butterfly! Have a great week!
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Great focus, color and contrast! Excellent capture.
4 years ago.
Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
Striking shot, well done!
4 years ago.
Stan Askew
Stan Askew
superb capture ... fine work !!!
4 years ago.
Stan Askew
Stan Askew
This extraordinary picture deserves the
Silver Ring of Excellence Award!

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4 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Beautiful capture!
4 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Brilliant macro !!!!!
4 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Excellent picture.
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
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Magnificent Macro image here. Up there with the very best. Well done Alan. Hugs Tess.
4 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
Fantastic macro, Alan...wonderful colors and sharp and clear details.

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4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
A fantastic catch, Alan and beautiful composition. It sounds a wonderful place to visit. As children we lived near a fen which was a nature reserve and the only place where there were swallowtails in uk.I think there are more these days.The only trouble is that there were hundreds of midges so we came home after visits absolutely covered in bites.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
belle photo
4 years ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
What a superb macro, Alan. Have a grand day!
4 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
Beautiful macro photography!
This extraordinary picture deserves the
Silver Ring of Excellence Award!

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4 years ago.
Suus
Suus
beautiful capture !!! such a gorgeous butterfly !!! we don't have these here sadly
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!! GREAT capture friend ! Have an enjoyable time ! ********************************** !!!
4 years ago.
Janet Ulliott
Janet Ulliott
So Well Taken and Presented
4 years ago.
Danyel
Danyel
Great Macro Alan!

Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
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4 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
Gorgeous shot
4 years ago.
Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
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Nature fine pictures gallery
4 years ago.
Vestaligo
Vestaligo
Stunning!!!!!
4 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very lovely butterfly in a perfect capture, greatly framed too !
Have a superb time ahead Alan !
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Gorgeous butterfly & capture!
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Please consider positing this beautiful image in::
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4 years ago.
Mike Ruano
Mike Ruano
Stunning capture
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Superb shot and well deserved Explore!
4 years ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
Captured with great beauty - so perfectly.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Stunning capture.
4 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Great capture of this butterfly.
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
An excellent piece of work ...

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4 years ago.
Pierre Sonrier
Pierre Sonrier
Splendid
4 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
great light on the butterfly !
4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent!
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Thanks for sharing this extraordinary picture!
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Beautiful image and you captured it so perfectly. Well done Alan. Well deserved Explore Regards Tess.
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Magnificent macro, Alan, and good luck with it. Congrats on Explore!!
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Totally awesome photography!

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4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
This is sooo very nice!

That's Wild!!
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4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
This amazing macro was enjoyed yet again!
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4 years ago.
Clint Hudson
Clint Hudson
Lovely
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
belle macro
4 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
fabulosa
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Admired again in A Nature Canvas group.
4 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
excelente
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Congratulations!!

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4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific capture!
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Seen on Butterflies - Schmetterlinge - Papillon. Lovely, Alan.
4 years ago.
Alphazeta
Alphazeta
VERY impressive capture!!
4 years ago.
Meirion Wyn Roberts
Meirion Wyn Roberts
Wonderful capture!

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4 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Remarkable structure and the green background ..!
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Congrats on Explore!
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...What a beautiful and colorful butterfly!
Well captured!
Great work!
4 years ago.
Maria W.
Maria W.
Mirakla papilio!!! :)))
4 years ago.
mariola aga
mariola aga
beautiful shot !
4 years ago.
Gypsy Flores
Gypsy Flores
gorgeous
4 years ago.
Anup Pradhan
Anup Pradhan
fantastic details...superb capture Alan
4 years ago.
Loule
Loule
Magnifique spécimen.
4 years ago.
Gypsy Flores
Gypsy Flores
super
4 years ago.
Loule
Loule
Il est magnifique ce papillon.
4 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Magnifique papillon !
4 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
stunning shot such beauty and colour
4 years ago.