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Sulawesi Swallowtail

Sulawesi Swallowtail
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-23 3:32
Viewed: 2562
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here another picture of
- Graphium eurypylus
- family: Papilionidae

which invited me to admire its beautiful and widely opened wings nicely contrasting against the background.

Species information
Graphium eurypylus occurs in large parts of South East Asia including including the large archipelagos of Indonesia and the Philippines. It is a common species in Sulawesi and found flying very fast along paths and rivulets. They often assemble in large numbers at sites with humid soil together with other Papilionidae such as Graphium agamemnon, G. anthedon, G. androcles and G. rhesus.

The picture was taken at a path close to the small settling Konawendepiha in the remote mountains of South-East Sulawesi (Sulawesi-Tenggara).

* D'Abrera B (1982) Butterflies of the Oriental Region. Part I, Papilionidae, Pieridae and Danaidae. - Hill House.
* Tsukada, E. & Nishiyama, Y. (1982) Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands. Volume 1, Papilionidae. - Plapac Co., Ltd.,Tokyo.
* Haugum, J., Ebner, J. & Racheli, T. (1980) The Papilionidae of Celebes (Sulawesi). An annotated list. - Lep. Group 68 Suppl. 9, 1 - 21.

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好大的一隻蝴蝶 照的很清晰 也很美麗
黑色有時就是這樣的耐看奇特 都說黑色是大方

You have returned to TN after a sizeable absence, Peter. Welcome back!
Stunning picture of this beautiful butterfly from South Asia.
You were really fortunate to capture it with its wings fully open.
Thanks for sharing this great image.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-06-23 5:27]

Hello Peter,
outstanding photo of this amazing spicies,
excellent details and wonderful colors !
Thanks for sharing !
Best regards !

Hallo Peter
Nice shot of this beautiful butterfly. Good focus, beautiful composition and colours. The wide opened wings show off the beautiful patterns. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-23 6:45]

Hi Peter,a fantastic specie,very difficult to find and to take in this clear background,you work vey well whit the best exposure ,fantastic details and bright colorts.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Excellent image with good sharpness but a bit overexposed


Ciao Peter, great macro of fantastiv butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Peter. So interesting indeed! Wonderful colour very good details.


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