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In Hot Pursuit
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In Hot Pursuit
In Hot Pursuit
Male/female Giant Swallowtail pair, with the male in "Hot Pursuit. The male will follow the female incessantly from flower to flower. As she feeds, he flutters in place near her.
F/9, 1/1000th, ISO 1250 with fill. Canon 1D Mark III with a 300mm f/2.8 lens + 1.4x extender. < than 15% crop.

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Carol L. Fowler
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    Awesome! Winner in all aspects!

8/30/2009 8:49:30 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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I see nothing buy Gold here, Howard!!! There's really no words to describe the beauty of this image!!! Everything is so perfect, I'm speechless!!!

I've just got to get a good 2.8 lens. The 18-200 3.5 I use is OK but will never compare to this!!

8/30/2009 9:11:21 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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GORGEOUS, Howard!! The details are amazing!

8/31/2009 5:59:04 AM

 
John Connolly
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WOW! A brilliant action capture and presentation Howard! I'm with Denny, it must stand a good chance of gold!

8/31/2009 2:53:23 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Wow it doesn't get any better than this my friend, excellent capture!!!

9/1/2009 4:46:49 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Just beautiful, Howard! Beautiful colors, nice details, and wonderful composition.

9/4/2009 4:48:44 AM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations, Howard! Wonderful image!

9/19/2009 10:08:32 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Hiuge congratulations on this outstanding fianlist Howard!! Best of luck in the next round!

9/19/2009 11:37:29 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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This is nothing less than brilliant, Howard. Congratulations, and best of luck in the next round...haven't seen them yet, but I KNOW there are more -- so I am extending congratulations here for all your August winners!

9/20/2009 4:47:28 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Howard! This one is a beauty!

9/20/2009 4:59:38 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats on an awesome finalist!

9/20/2009 7:10:19 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on your amazing finalist, Howard!!!

9/20/2009 7:12:51 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on your finalist!

9/20/2009 7:43:03 AM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Big congratulations, Howard on your excellent and well deserved finalist!!
I see gold here!!

9/20/2009 12:49:33 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Huge congrats on this excellent finalist Howard!!

9/20/2009 1:30:26 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

9/20/2009 2:07:06 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist photo, Howard!

9/20/2009 2:13:53 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, terrific finalist, Howard!

9/20/2009 6:49:15 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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A huge congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Howard!!

9/20/2009 7:48:27 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Congratulation Howard! Wonderful clarity and comp.

9/21/2009 11:23:24 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats, Howard!

9/21/2009 11:54:41 AM

 
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