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Swallowtail butterfly
12 October 2014, 13:43

This is the first of several studies of swallowtail butterflies that I will be posting. I received a collection of butterfly specimens as a very kind gift from Ayub ( - a natural history photographer.

For this study, I have used Karismacolor pencils which have a wonderful consistency, allowing for a certain amount of mixing and blending. For such beautiful creatures, this medium is ideal.

I also used the same medium for an earlier study of an owl butterfly from the same collection.