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Pipevine Swallowtails
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Posted By: Timtast1c, 05-01-2013, 07:25 PM

A self portrait of me with a group of male pipevine swallowtail butterflies I raised this year.

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Excellent photo containing so much interest.
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Great shot, is this an example of imprinting, or just a chance happening?
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wow.. that is interesting. i like it.

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Very cool shot - well done!
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Wow! How incredible!! Thanks for sharing this amazing portrait!
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This is a really wonderful shot. Unique, interesting, and just fabulous.
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QuoteOriginally posted by iceemn360 Quote
A self portrait of me with a group of male pipevine swallowtail butterflies I raised this year.
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Cool shot!

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Cool shot!
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So . . . How did you get them to pose?
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Unique indeed, how did you manage to make stay put on your face?
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One of the most interesting self portraits I've seen in quite a while!!!
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It's all been said very creative shot.
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Thanks for the comments :P

I took this photo in my bedroom on a cool night. I left the window open enough to lower the room temperature. Butterflies wont and can't fly well at temperatures cooler than 70-75 degrees F. I set up a basking lamp aimed at my face from just next to the camera. When the butterflies were placed on my face, they open their wings to bask and warm up! I had to work fast because they would start to flutter after about one minute. Ta Da!
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Also, I lit this shot with two strobes with one being to the right.

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