Future 'Flies

© Tess L. Yee

Future 'Flies

Uploaded: October 21, 2009


Squishing around the edges of a cypress swamp, trying to get to the water hemlock, and saw these future black swallowtails.

The lighting was horrible and the footing was slick (and no tripod). This was one of the few images I could salvage!

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -1.33, ExposureTime: 10/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 21, 2009

This is a beauty!! It must be caterpillar season. My little yellow friend was here yesterday. #1194777

Amy M. Wilson October 21, 2009

Great save... wonderful comp, colors and clarity, Tess! #8055402

Jyri Vissak October 21, 2009

Another great macro here! Beautiful composition and colours. #8055405

Henry Miller October 21, 2009

Beautiful close-up with great colors and details,Tess!! #8055430

Michelle Alton October 21, 2009

This is the only one you needed, Tess. It's brilliant! #8055432

Tamara K. Walker level-classic October 21, 2009

Gorgeous capture, wonderful find. #8055442

Gord MacEachern October 21, 2009

Beautiful Tess, love this one!
Glad you persevered!! #8055446

Michele Wetzel October 21, 2009


Beautiful close-up! Great colors and details!

Shelly #8055483

Karen Celella October 21, 2009

Really beautiful Tess with wonderful composition and lovely details on a gorgeous color canvas. #8055497

Joy Rector October 21, 2009

love this shot #8055527

Robert R. Goodman October 21, 2009

Hi Tess,Wonderful capture.Great color!!!! #8055556

Alan L. Borror October 21, 2009

Wonderful macro, Tess! Colors and detail are superb! #8055594

Marilyn Cornwell October 21, 2009

Gorgeous image - the composition is so alive with lines and colour! #8055823

Marty Straub October 21, 2009

These guys are beautiful at every stage. I like the almost diagonal line the create and the spokes running out from them. Well done, Tess. #8055875

Tiia Vissak October 21, 2009

a cool close-up! #8055892

Rony Sagy October 21, 2009

Amazing macro Tess. As always, the details, colors, and composition are amazing. #8055939

ROLAN NARMAN October 21, 2009

Fantastic find and capture Tess! #8055978

Kaye Burazin October 21, 2009

Superb macro Tess. One of the best that I've seen! #8056043

Melissa G. Meiselman October 21, 2009

Outstanding close up with terrific detail and composition, Tess!! #8056059

Tess L. Yee October 21, 2009

Thank you for each of these fantastic comments, everyone! #8056195

Jessica Jenney October 21, 2009

Fantastic capture, detail beautiful color, Tess! #8056295

Melissa Olsen October 21, 2009

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” ~Ansel Adams

I would say this is definitely one of your 12!


Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 21, 2009

Awesome in every way, Tess!!! :-) k #8056464

Janet Daniel October 21, 2009

A truly wonderful close up, Tess! Well done! #8056706

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe October 21, 2009

Outstanding macro, Tess and the color, detail, clarity and light are fantastic!! Awesome image and so well done!! #8056711

Jeana Clark October 21, 2009

Excellent color and details Tess!!!
Great shot!! Glad you saved it!!!
It's spectacular!!!!

~J~ #8056757

Barbara Waldoch October 21, 2009

Terrific job, Tess! #8056779

Colette M. Metcalf October 21, 2009

Beautiful colors and details!!! #8056883

Eugenio Diaz October 21, 2009

Superb !
this is definitely a Masterpiece!
Love it!
Well done! #8057164

Teresa Burnett level-classic October 21, 2009

If the few you salvaged were all this good you had a great day of shooting, Tess!! This is gorgeous!! Fantastic detail, color and yes, light!! #8057299

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 22, 2009

This is definitely a keeper, Tess...love the detail and striking colors...beautiful! #8057800

Heather Thorsen October 22, 2009

Beautiful details here, and I hope you get equally good picture of the butterflies one day. #8058260

Margaret R. Barry October 22, 2009

Beautiful capture, Tess. Great colors, comp. and detail! #8058316

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 22, 2009

Outstanding macro and masterpiece...bet we see this one in the next rounds! 8o) #8058347

Lynn M. Whitt October 22, 2009

beautiful colors and details.... #8058422

Kathleen Brennan October 22, 2009

Beautiful color and comp, Tess! #8058628

Martha R. Mazon level-classic October 22, 2009

Fantastic composition, color and detail, Tess!! #8058639

Derek D. Dafoe October 22, 2009

One of my favorite Caterpillars! Nice shot Tess! #8058751

Tess L. Yee October 22, 2009

Thank each and every one of you for leaving such wonderful comments, and for all the support you guys show here at BP! #8058999

Renata Gusciora October 22, 2009

Awesome capture,Tess!Fabulous macro! #8059108

ALLEN O. HOWARD October 22, 2009

Are you in Mississippi? This is a F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C capture. The details and colors are oustanding!!! #8059128

Maria Morrow October 22, 2009

Really awesome macro, Tess! #8059576

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 23, 2009

Really beautiful macro, Tess. GREAT job!! #8062367

Heidi Knight October 23, 2009

Outstanding macro with wonderful colors, details and comp!!! #8064486

Susie Peek-Swint October 23, 2009

Wonderful find and capture Tess ~ great image! #8065846

Tess L. Yee October 25, 2009

Oh gosh, wow! Thank you for all of these super comments!!

I actually shot this in July. Alas, I generally get 2-4 hours of shooting a week, weather-contingent. After hanging out with the fuzzbutts a while, I get about 30 minutes to shoot something other than a squirrel...so I often have to dig through old files! #8071292

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