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Puddling!!


Puddling!!
Photo Information
Copyright: Thomas Bardin (Pentaxian) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 1 N: 50] (304)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-15
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax SMC-A 100mm Macro f/4
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-05 11:56
Viewed: 1305
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found these Tiger Swallowtail butterflies "puddling" in a dark sandy recess of a small creek in the Hocking Hills State Park during a hike.

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, is part of a family that have a very distinctive extension on their hindwings which looks like a tail. This tail also resembles the wings of a swallow in flight, thus the name "swallowtail".

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies are members of the subfamily Papilionidae (Swallowtails)of the order Lepidoptera (butterflies, skippers and moths)and have a wingspan that averages 4.8 inches.

The males like to "puddle". Puddling is the act of gathering at a mud or sandy puddle and sipping minerals from the moisture.

I think if you look closely, you can count six separate butterflies!!

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well done my friend
excellent capture with great light
this goes to favorites
regards
T

boa noite Thomas
The light play is really curious and gives dynamic "breathe" to the photo. I likeit very much
Excellent note and thanks for both ( note and photo)
Um abrašo
teresa

Nice capture - I like the natural vignette effect from the lighting. Details could be sharper on the butterflies, but if you had a different POV you'd lose the strong composition.
Thanks for sharing
Mark

Wow! che foto meravigliosa...
mi piace moltissimo...
Complimenti

Alexia

amazing looking flutterbies! i like the light coming in too,
tfs,
scott

Hi!
Wonderful shot and good use of the light...
It's incredible, you could take several of those beautiful butterflies...
just congratulation!
TFS
Better wishes..
Carine

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