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The Common Lime butterfly
Lime Butterfly is rather common in Singapore and can be found in both forested and urban areas. The fast flying adults are frequently seen in flights in and around residential areas, often visiting flowers growing in gardens and potted plants in common areas outside houses/flats. The females can also be seen making ovipoisiting visits to the many Citrus plants, cultivated or wild, in the residential neighbourhood. The hyper-active adults are easier to approach for photographic captures during the cooler hours in the morning and late afternoon, when they retire to rest among the foliage.
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Filename:Common_Lime.jpg
Album name:Mazda_Man / Frank's Album
Keywords:Lime butterfly, Common Lime Butterfly, Lemon Butterfly, Lime Swallowtail, Small Citrus Butterfly, Chequered Swallowtail, Dingy Swallowtail, Citrus Swallowtail, stunning butterflies, beautiful butterflies, colourful butterflies, Lepidoptera, Neotropical bu
Camera:Nikon D5100
Lens:90mm f2.8 Tamron Macro
Aperture:f20
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Author's Comments:Taken in Pili Palas in Anglesey, North Wales. the site contains a butterfly house where you walk amidst flying butterflies. It was hard to get some to actually remain still. Some never ever did and having asked the keeper, he said they never will -
Editing Performed:levels and curves
ISO:400
File Size:614 KB
Date added:Aug 02, 2014
Dimensions:1000 x 662 pixels
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Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:08:02 10:58:32
DateTime Original:2014:07:31 15:05:28
DateTime digitized:2014:07:31 15:05:28
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Exposure Time:1/60 sec
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Focal length:90 mm
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SteveT  [Aug 02, 2014 at 12:43 PM]
Nice colourful image of a difficult to capture subject, would of liked the full size image to be bigger to see more detail, still a good well composed image, well done.
Helen  [Aug 03, 2014 at 06:49 PM]
A great shot of this lovely butterfly, you have captured some lovely details on its wings &'you can even see his tongue curled up. We have been in a butterfly world & found it hard to take photos of the butterflies as they wouldn't settle to get a photo of them. well taken & edited.
JOHN  [Aug 04, 2014 at 01:54 PM]
As said they are not the easiest things to photograph, by the time you get focused they have flown off.
Not sure if you could have managed a larger file size here Frank, but a pity it is not just a bit sharper.
George  [Aug 04, 2014 at 11:36 PM]
An excellent composition, if a tad bright for me Frank.
Lots of detail of a fine specimen, great shot, well done.
alanuk  [Aug 12, 2014 at 01:03 PM]
Plenty of fine detail in this and you've captured the colours well.. Reading your notes, I have heard that some people will chill captive butterflies in the fridge if they want to do a photography shoot; seems a bit unkind to me.