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Copyright: Tom and Martina Trnka Dobis (DOBIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1, Kenko Polarizer (PL)
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Swallowtails, Natural stripes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-09 16:40
Viewed: 4475
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Genus: Iphiclides
It generally has a wingspan from 70 to 80mm.

Geographical distribution/ habitat: The Central and South of Europe, especially the warm and hot regions. Prefers hilly areas and flowery hamlets where lots of individual bushes grow. Large numbers of males often fly together round hilltops.

Host plants: Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), and other domesticated Prunus species, but also Pyrus, Malus, Sorbus, Crataegus spp.

Food plants: An avid nectar feeder, partial to lavender flowers especially.

Flight time: Usually two broods a year, on the wing in April-May and in September.
Thank´s for looking!

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2006-08-09 17:11]

Predivan lastin rep.
Odlicna fotografija.
Good DOF and nice colours.



Hi Tomas
Encore une fois tu nous envoies une superbe prise de vue d'un magnifique papillon qui va se retrouver dans ma collection personnelle..
belle couleur et beau détail et très joli BG.
Bravo et merci ....JP

Hi Tomas,
Superb close up picture of this very pretty butterfly. Sharp, clear, and nice details. Great blurry BG. Nice colors. Well captured and nicely composed.

Ben Lakitan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-10 3:35]

Hi Tom

Splendid picture of this magnificent butterffly!
Excellent POV (with the perfect position of the wings), very beautiful colors, great light, BG and DOF. I also like the tight crop and the framing.

Bravo and TFS

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-10 3:52]
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Ahoj Tomas [Tomase :-) ?]

Beautifull butterfly. For a moment I thoght that you took this picture in Prag :-) Theoretically this specie live in Czechia and Poland, but I've never seen it. You're lucky to see it in Croatia. By the way - I hope to meet it during my holidays in Montenegro. Back to your picture - great details, colours, classic composition. Very nice, blurred BG. Slightly too compressed, but it's not your fault.

Hi Tomas,
a very good close-up of this wonderful b-fly.
The colours and light are nice.
Good details on the wings but the antennae is OOF,
a higer f-number had helped to get the entire butterfly in focus.
Very well done.

Hi Tomas,
Great close up of the butterfly.
Sharp and clear details. I love the BG as well.
TFS - Shir

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