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Chequered (Lime) Swallowtail Butterfly

Chequered (Lime) Swallowtail Butterfly
Papilio demoleus

A member of the Papilionidae or Swallowtail family, the Chequered Swallowtail does not have a tail but shares the black and yellow colouring of many of the other swallowtails. It is widespread throughout the far east and northern Australia.

Compositionally I like the strong diagonal created by the leaf, and the leaf and butterfly form a triangle. The background looks rather busy here, but in a print this is less noticeable.

Canon A1, 50 mm macro, tripod, cable release.