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Parnassius apollo

Parnassius apollo
Photo Information
Copyright: Martin Pustelnik (Eiren3) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 25] (228)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Sigma 150mm F 2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-25 2:40
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Place: calcite quarry in Stramberk, Czech Republic
Young butterfly, about 1-2hours.

The Apollo or Mountain Apollo (Parnassius apollo), is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found on mountains in Europe usually above 1000m up to 2000m, preferring flowery meadows and mountain pastures. This species is of interest to entomologists due to the variety of subspecies, often only restricted to a specific valley in the alps. Related species can be found all over the world. The caterpillar's favorite food plant is Stonecrop.

...from wikipedia

Argus, cmarzano, cloud, phlr, matatur, crs, Juyona, horia, XOTAELE, tariq has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-25 2:51]

Hello Martin,
A fine sharp closed-wing capture of an Apollo, one of my favourite butterflies The composition and lighting against the neutral OOF quarry BG are excellent to make this a fine portrait of the species.
Thank you for sharing this beauty,
Best regards,

beautiful pic, great composition and natural light, TFS Ori

Una macro con el color y nitidez para apreciar al insecto,el fondo bien lejano desde lo visual, le da un dimension mayor al sujeto

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-01-25 4:00]

Hello Martin,
Such POV like me very much, excellent sharpness, light and colours this species.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Martin
Excellent macro of a very pretty butterfly. Very sharp detail and good use of flash.
Kind Regards

A perfect lateral capture of a newly emerged individual with bright, lively colours Martin, the neutral BG finely accentuates the sharply displayed morphology of the b.fly. Good job indeed!

Hola Martin, nos presentas un bello y equilibrado conjunto con gran elegancia en el juego de colores. El enfoque es muy preciso al motivo principal y el fondo muy adecuado.
Un trabajo excelente !

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-01-25 8:55]

Excelent photo!

hello Martin

WAUWH wath a great macro
so sharpness are great
betiful colours and the composition is very nice
greeting lou

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-25 10:52]

Hello martin,

You have made a very good close-up of this rare butterfly. The pose of the butterfly is very good displaying the beautiful colors. There is a fine match between the background and the colors of the wings.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-25 10:53]

Hola amigo,
realmente exquisita esta macro,
fina compo. color y foco...
saludos Martin.

Very beautiful, wonderful capture...
The species is also wonderful.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-01-26 1:36]

Hi Martin

Another stunning and very beautiful capture from you!
This Mountain Apollo is indeed a superb species and you managed to show it so well here - from this side POV.
I really like the very accurate DOF that you've selected here - just enough to keep the butterfly in full focus, but shallow enough to blur anything else.
The colors are vibrant (especially that red ring) and the textures are impeccable, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Martin,
Great capture of this wonderful butterfly!
The image is sharp with nice colours and fine details on butterfly and flowers. Greats particulars of batterfly wings.

Hola Martin.
Genial captura y hermosos detalles.
Perfectos colores, gran bg y encuadre.
Buen comentario.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Martin,
Not to late to discover this fantastic shot. Colors, sharpness, composition are really beautiful. Congratulations,

amazing and beautifull butterfly,
Good sharpness and colors


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