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Copyright: Jan Gaisler (honza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-20 3:34
Viewed: 9184
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

Family: Papilionidae
Flight Time: February - October
Size: 64-100mm
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  • nathan (44)
  • [2006-12-20 3:35]

Hi Jan, what a great shot, this catepillar has such amazing colour and detail i feel i could reach in and touch it.

well done

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-20 3:45]

Hello Honza,
Excellent macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

Excellents colors, compo and details.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-12-20 4:12]

Fantastich composition&excellent details..

Hello Jan,
Beautiful Swallowtail.Great close up shot.
Clear details,sharpness and colours.
Nice job.

HI Jan,
a wonderful caterpillar in a wonderful pose with good 3D-Effect. The colours are so brilliant and you captured this beauty with good sharpness, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-20 5:28]

Ahoj Honzo.
Nádherná housenka.Zachytil jsi ji v pěkný pozici.Moc hezká kompozice s pěkným úhlem pohledu.Barvy a detaily jsou nádherný. Hezky to vynikne na zastřeným pozadí.
Gratuluji a TFS!

Great close-up! Very strong dynamic composition. It is a little funyn because the diagonal gives such a sense of movement while the caterpillar probably moves very slowly! The colours and limited DOF are also very good. I might have cropped a tiny bit lower on the top to eliminate the extra idea in the background...although the dark top is almost a border.

Hi Jan,
I adore these swallowtail caterpillars, they make great subjects and you've managed to capture this one perfectly. Great PoV and DoF to give us sharp details of its body and wonderful blurred background. Great composition, too.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-20 7:50]

Excelente macro Jan, por la pureza de los colores, el exacto foco y agudeza sobre un apropiado fondo difuso y la inmejorable composición, por el encuadre elegido y por el ángulo de la oruga y su percha.
Un bella entrega... gracias por compartirla.
Saludos y mis mejores deseos... Ricardo

Excellent macro Jan, for the purity of the colors, the exact focus and sharpness on a appropriate diffuse bottom and the unbeatable composition, for the elected framing and for the angle of the caterpillar and their hanger.
A beautiful post... thank you for sharing.
Greetings and my best wishes... Ricardo

Hello Jan,

Really well done Photo perfect colors Bg POV DOF nicely composed and capture photo,

TFS Kyle

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-12-20 9:33]

Hello Jan
Excellent macro, perfectly sharp and clear and with such beautiful composition. Bravo.
Thanks for sharing
Best wishes

Hi Jan,
Wonderful colors...
Well done

Well done Jan.
I shot this same cat for the first time over a year ago. I think you've done an excellent job here. Very sharp & detailed, with the color & light about perfect :)
Happy Holidays.

Hola Jan
Muy buena toma de este papilio, buenos detalles y colorido.
Un saludo

Hello Jan,
excellent caterpillar shot here! Excellent framing, POV and sharpness. Looks like the brain bug from starship troopers. Wonderful colours and very nice bg. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

Really good shot of this caterpilar. Great colours and composition. Thanks


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