This is a Green-Banded Swallowtail butterfly coming in to land. He has his eye's set on that orange cosmos...
This was taken in the Hamarikyuu Park a few stops from Tokyo station.
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olli (2091) 2004-09-20 6:14
Amazing capture. Perfect composition, timing, DOF, sharpness... One of the best butterfly shots I´ve ever seen.
mortijo (12828) 2004-09-20 6:39
Absolutely stunning! A one in a couple of thousands shot. Perfect timing and perfect DOF. Congratulations
kaud (1840) 2004-09-20 7:53
It's really fantastic.
You got a well timed shot and a very good name for your pic too.
kaychambers (1198) 2004-09-20 9:08
Outstanding DOF, the melting oranges and greens make an excellent backdrop to a butterfly seemingly coming into land on the largest flower.
Great timing, fab result....well done!
inisheer (317) 2004-09-20 13:29
Dynamic composition, incredible use of DOF (you DID get the butterfly AND the flower in focus!)... Simply perfect.
saurabh (104) 2004-09-21 4:24
You got everything just right...and the title's really cool!
Verti (184) 2004-10-09 5:17
The colours are great, and it's beautifully captured. Great title, too, though od course, the "landing gear" includes the tongue ;-)
jagathcham (31) 2005-05-09 8:38
This is really a wonderful capture. Nice composition, timing and colors. You must have waited so long to capture this one.
ukasz (799) 2005-08-27 15:17
great shot, you captured the moment perfectly, i like the sharpness of the flower and the insect that seems to land on it in a moment :) good work :)
fmfelman (118) 2006-01-02 16:32
Whoa! What a shot! Love the way the butterfly is coming in for a landing. Great DOF! Great shot.
wilmahabo (262) 2007-07-06 14:22
One of the best photo I have ever seen. The moment you captured is perfect!
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1478)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L Ø77, JPEG ISO 200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-20 5:15
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