Friday 4 July 2014

Swallowtails in Cyprus

On a recent visit to Cyprus, I was lucky to find a small colony of very confiding Swallowtails.  They always stayed very low to the ground so I was able to get these low-angle shots.
They were taken with the Nikon D4 and 70-200 F/2.8 and 2x TC combo. This set-up allows close focus of about one metre.


  1. Cracking macro work Steve. Also picked a great specimen.

  2. Love these images top class work Steve .

  3. Thanks for the comments.
    Anthony, they were taken at a lovely place called Neo Chorio, two miles south of Latsi nr Polis. Its a very picturesque area a bit like north cyprus.

  4. Great captures! I understand that this butterfly is not commen in England but has been seen in spring, undertanding the information on Springwatch this year.