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Zebra With Wings by Timberwolf4u Zebra With Wings by Timberwolf4u
This is one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) of my recent florida trip photos. The reason is not only the clarity of the butterfly, but the fact that I took this shot from a good 30 feet away with my brand new telephoto lens (75-400). I've been dieing for a lens to get some great distance shots without disturbing what it is I'm photographing and now I've got it!

Anyways, this shot is of a zebra swallowtail butterfly, which are very common to florida. The hints of blue and red are typical for them and they are quite a striking butterfly. This one is feeding off the nectar of these tiny orange flowers. Apparently they also digest pollen. For more reading about them check here: Enchanted Learning
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makawakan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Very cool! Belated 'grats on the new glass :)
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adjmarie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so gorgeous! I love it!
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CatsaiMeow Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Woa! that is so cool!
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:iconcourtisaneclarimonde:
Beautiful photo.
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CocoMadamoiselle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
So amazing! I've never seen a butterfly like that! :)
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TurtleVVisperer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
great shot and great lens! i need something like this.
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a1daisyduck Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
That's an amazing photo.
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CoupeKid Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007   Photographer
cool shot, and that lense looks sublime!
nice :D
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Timberwolf4u Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Thanks and yup, I love this lens. Looking forward to getting it a few more friends in the months to come ;)
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WiltingSoul Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a wonderful shot. I've gotta get me a nice camera and a telephoto lens. Lol. :)
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KyoukiSumeragi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy beautiful butterfly Batman!

Sorry, I couldn't resist ^_^
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Omnywrench Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Pretty! All we got up here in New York are a bunch of lousy Monarchs.
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Timberwolf4u Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
heh, I'd take some shots of em' if I was there =)
The main bug I'd like to get a pic of would be a lunar moth or a ton of ladybugs though.
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot!
Congrats on the new lens!
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Timberwolf4u Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Thanks! I hope to continue improving with it =)
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PhantomWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
what a beautiful butterfly! great shot as always- you're so talented with a camera!
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It's such a delicate little creature.
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Wolfsjal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Fantastic!
I'm jealous of your new lens; that's awesome.

Wolfsjäl
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RedhawkYote Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Wow, this is gorgeous!
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KittyRose Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely shot and very creative title:)
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Manchy007 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Yes I'm familiar with this species and it's one among the pretties:D I love the focus here and you really took a great shot=) And I love the title you used^^
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Timberwolf4u Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Thanks all around =)
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Manchy007 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
You're welcome!
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daneafidler Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Wow :o!! That is so beautiful. I have really never seen a buterfly like that. It is a good thing that you got your new lens. Fantastic capture for sure.
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