Parnassius apollo couple
|Copyright: Giorgos Ntachris (GiorDah)
|Date Taken: 2010-07-10|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-11-11 12:59|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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 (Sedum).|
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Geia sou Giorgo,
Beautiful capture of this couple of Apollo. It is a rare species and you found a couple! Colours and sharpness are excellent. Great memory of summer beauty! Xairetw,
Ciao Giorgos. Best compliments for this lightniong adn top detailed compo. Perfect DOF. Very well done.
This is a lovely and most peaceful shot. The colours on the wings of the butterflies are so vivid and displays beautifully against the green plants that also serve as a pleasant backdrop. Very good details and lovely composition. The colours in the whole image is really very beautiful, almost festively. Very well done and thanks for sharing. Best regards.
- [2010-11-12 5:15]
Hi Giorgios,a very lucky meeting on your road,what a fantastic couple and what a very good sharpness and focus,the best white balance for the best result too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.