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Swallowtail in Lavender

 

I believe this is a 'Scarce Swallowtail', maybe you can confirm, I know we have some enthusiasts among the SC community?

 

Greetings from Italy!

Swallowtail in Lavender

 

I believe this is a 'Scarce Swallowtail', maybe you can confirm, I know we have some enthusiasts among the SC community?

 

Greetings from Italy!

comments (18)

He's landed in loveliness. Nice catch.
Martin Robbins: Thank you Jacquelyn, that's a nice way to describe it smile
  • Shane
  • Uk
  • 23 Jul 2014, 06:06
Nice shot fella .....love the colouring
Martin Robbins: Much appreciated, Shane! smile
Beautiful shot of this butterfly!
I'm envious you're in Italy!!! Enjoy!
Martin Robbins: Thanks very much Elizabeth!
I recall your pictures of Florence - I've yet to visit, but it's on my list! I returned from Italy on Monday......it was a very pleasurable trip! We stayed with a friend in Tuscany, who has a hillside holiday home, set in a sweet chestnut wood - very peaceful smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Jul 2014, 06:15
Yes that is surely a Swallowtail Martin
Martin Robbins: Thank you Chris, I guessed you or others would know smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Jul 2014, 07:53
Quite right, Martin - I wish I had a photo half as fine as this - mine are nowhere near as good
Martin Robbins: Thank you Elisabeth, you are generous.......I know how good your pictures are!
It is indeed Martin! Superb capture.
Martin Robbins: Thanks very much Richard!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jul 2014, 10:23
I checked on various photographs. Everything tallies for a Scarce Swallowtail. Great shot.
Martin Robbins: Many thanks Louis and pleased you like it smile
Oooh! A beautiful image, Martin. If the Scarce Swallowtail is indeed scarce, lucky you to find one.
Martin Robbins: Thank you Mary! It's name doesn't tell the whole truth: it's rare in the UK, but widespread elsewhere smile
lovely composition Martin!
Martin Robbins: Thanks very much Ronky! smile
It is a beautiful creature isn't it.
Martin Robbins: Yes very attractive, I feel lucky to have caught this one; soon after I took this shot they moved on.........thanks Brian smile
Look at you, Martin. What a downright beauty! I bet you're enjoying Italy!
Martin Robbins: Thanks Ginnie! I came back on Monday; it was a lovely break smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jul 2014, 15:52
No idea, I'm afraid. Looks very pretty, though. It seems to like the lavender.
Martin Robbins: There were 3 - 5 of them and all preoccupied with the lavender...........thanks Alan smile
it is a beautiful butterfly Martin... and you have captures it perfectly!

godetevi i vostri viaggi in Italia
....peter/pietrosmile
Martin Robbins: Grazie mille Peter! smile
Great catch, Martin!
Martin Robbins: Thank you Tom smile
Nice shot,Martin, glad you enjoyed your trip, Italy is a lovely place.
Martin Robbins: Thanks very much Frank..........Italy is gorgeous, it's always a pleasure to visit smile
An Absolutely stunning photo. A pleasure to look at.
Martin Robbins: Very kind, thank you Suzanne!
a gorgeous shot all around Martin! you should be very pleased with this capture
Martin Robbins: Thank you Ayush........yes, I am smile
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 24 Jul 2014, 10:02
Wonderful specimen Martin, give my regards to Italy.
Martin Robbins: Thanks very much Chad smile

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