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Blue-lined swallowtail #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 6 October 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

September 27, 2014 @梅小路公園・朱雀の庭
Some kinds of male butterflies utilize pyrrolizidine alkaloids to produce pheromones useful for mating. They really need it !
The Japanese name of this butterfly is アオスジアゲハ Aosuji-ageha, literally means Blue-lined swallowtail. Its scientific name is Graphium sarpedon.

Panasonic DMC-FZ200 1/1000 second F/4.0 ISO 100

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful

6 Oct 2014 5:42am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow top compo 5****

6 Oct 2014 6:04am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Indoor flying butterfly ... beautiful

6 Oct 2014 6:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fantastic timing - this is so good !

6 Oct 2014 8:10am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful !

6 Oct 2014 11:18am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully captured Hiro! ;-)

6 Oct 2014 12:24pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful ! pleasant image...:-)

6 Oct 2014 3:03pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Oh! very beautiful image! Superb capture!

6 Oct 2014 3:06pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love it!

6 Oct 2014 3:28pm

Linda from Canada

Really beautiful!

6 Oct 2014 4:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


6 Oct 2014 4:38pm

Marie-France from Angers, France

Superbe !

6 Oct 2014 4:51pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great framing & colours !! Good landing ... ;-)

6 Oct 2014 6:37pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, timing, focus, colors, lighting & bokeh!
L O V E L Y !!!!

6 Oct 2014 7:51pm

Patrick M. from France, France

Gorgeous with the arrival of Discrete butterfly

6 Oct 2014 8:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A spectacular capture!

6 Oct 2014 9:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fabulous image! This is just beautiful! Gorgeous color. I love seeing the butterfly flying!

7 Oct 2014 12:11am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A sweet shot of that beauty coming in.

7 Oct 2014 2:35am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

magnifique et bonne idée d'avoir pris ainsi le papillon

7 Oct 2014 6:35am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. Very beautiful. Lovely. :)

7 Oct 2014 5:18pm

franz from Baden, Austria

awesome capture of this "approach" !!!

7 Oct 2014 8:11pm

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Interesting insects by Ruthiebear

Butterfly by omid