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Flying wonder...

Flying wonder...
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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: 2006-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1, Hama Close-up +4
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-06 6:48
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Sail Swallowtail - Pear-tree Swallowtail.
Why wonder?
Because this kind is in danger! Because of using chemicals in agriculture.
I saw my 1st Iphiclides in Czech Republic yesterday.
It was on the greegrounds near Prague.
Very fast flying butterfly and beetween sitting it flies very long way, not just couple of meters like his small butterfly brothers.
I made just few photos, because I had no time. He flyed away in the moment.
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.
Thanks for looking!

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Great macro of a beautiful creature Tomas.
Excellent clarity,colour,DOF and POV.
Good composition too.
Great work.

Hello Tomas, Excllent details, BG, POV, DOF, Perfect sharpness, TFS Kyle

Very nice !
Unfortunate that beauty such as this is in danger !

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-06-06 17:03]

Hy Tomas!
Nice catch of this butterfly, great collours and details on his back. Also great sharpness.

Well done and TFS


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-09 17:31]

Very nice shot of this beautiful Papilionidae!
Very good on colours!
Very nice POV!
Good DOF and details!

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