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Indonesian Beauty

Indonesian Beauty
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 E5, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-04 9:52
Viewed: 2467
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After a further trip to the Indonesian island Sulawesi in March this year I would like to share with you some of the pictures taken there.

I start with
- Graphium eurypylus
- family: Papilionidae

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

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-04 12:12]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful butterfly in nice colours and
sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-04 12:50]

Hello Peter,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly in fine sharpness, details and splendid colours. Excellent composition.

Hi Peter. What a bright blue. Love the clarity and detail. A good POV with good framing. The splash of white really sets this off well. A great shot! TFS Trevor

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-04 14:47]

Hi Peter,how i'm jealous of your pic,this specie is absolutely fantastic!! What a beauty and what a top quality capture,incredible details,perfect colors and correct exposure,the pic of the day for the butterflies fans,no doubt.Have a nice day and i hope to see more from your trip,Luciano

interesting species. good colors and patterns on the wings. tfs.


Hello Peter
Amazing butterfly and beautiful photo with fantastic colours and impressive sharpness.

Hello Peter,
Good to hear you've been to Sulawesi again. I look forward to seeing lots more lovely pictures like this one. Alan

Hello Peter,
superb picture.
nice colour and clarity.
with regards,

Ciao Peter. Welcome back with the interesting specie. Details and sharp very good and exciting colours results.


Wonderful specimen with bright colors and you have done a good job taking this image. Well done


Hallo Peter
super good picture with great sharpness and the colours WAUWH!!
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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