Rich Sears  

Black Swallowtail by Rich Sears

September 2021 - Black Swallowtail

About the Image(s)

This image was taken recently of a Black Swallowtail butterfly at our Krohn Conservatory. Normally swallowtails quickly collapse their wings upon landing. Shot at 1/160 sec.f/10, IS0 500, Sony A6300, E70-350 at 72mm. Hand held with flash.

5 comments posted

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Hello Rich, nice image. The perch dominates and takes up a large portion of the image. Perhaps scaling would bring the butterfly more into the frame and show more of its beauty. Currently cannot see the sharpness of the torso very clearly. A touch of vibrance may improve the overall tonality of the image.   Posted: 09/07/2021 08:52:03

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Nice sharp image of the beautiful butterfly. You were luck to capture the wings open and you used the correct angle to have it sharp from wing tip to wing tip. I do agree with Hoshedar that you should crop off some on the right, as it is not needed and draws from the butterfly. It is very realistic and does not look like a flash image and no shadows showing.   Posted: 09/07/2021 14:00:25

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
Striking image! The butterfly and the green leaf are perfect. The yellow grass is a distraction. I would crop some of that out and darken the rest; or replace it.   Posted: 09/08/2021 14:26:15

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
You are lucky had a chance to captured this beautiful Black Swallowtail butterfly. It's sharp and colorful. I agree all other members comments, the yellow grass on right take too much space and distracted . If crop off some, then it will be a square format, or blurred and darken it.   Posted: 09/08/2021 21:36:15
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Grace Lee   Grace Lee
Another beautiful butterfly photo!
I agree with all above suggestion, to crop off some on the right photo.   Posted: 09/09/2021 21:42:04


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