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Iphiclides podalirius

Iphiclides podalirius
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-30
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-10-07 0:30
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Points: 54
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Iphiclides podalirius (Linnaeus 1758) Podalirio
front Wings 32-40 milimeter
Butterfly of remarkable dimensions, with white color of deep, a little tending to the yellow, on which they detach black cross-sectional lines. The posterior wings show a thin one wrap base them inner and, on the external edge, one series of lunule blue broadsides of black. In the posterior region it detaches a ocello with black and red margin. The many obvious two long ones you hang to us tail divergent and to yellow apex. It browses have ellissoidale and depressed shape, that it remembers that one of one small limaccia. The coloration is green with lines yellow and red-tawny spots. They eat leaves of Rosacee, particularly pruni, apricot trees and hawthorns. In kind two generations are allowed, from May to june, other from August to september. Greater female of the male Species mesofila, recovers itself in the prati ones and in the glades from the sea level to the plan they mount until approximately 1600 meters s.l.m. Present in Europe, Nordafrica and Asia Minor. In Italy everywhere, excluded the Sardinia. In the territory it is commonly observed to glide down between the trees from fruit and the siepi bloomed; sometimes also in city.


Iphiclides podalirius (Linnaeus 1758) Podalirio
Ali anteriori 32-40 mm
Farfalla di notevoli dimensioni, con colore di fondo bianco, leggermente tendente al giallo, su cui spiccano striature trasversali nere. Le ali posteriori mostrano una sottile fascia basale interna e, sul bordo esterno, una serie di lunule blu bordate di nero. Nella regione anale spicca un ocello con margine nero e rosso. Molto evidenti le due lunghe appendici caudali divergenti e ad apice giallo.
I bruchi hanno forma ellissoidale e depressa, che ricorda quella di una piccola limaccia. La colorazione è verde con strisce gialle e macchie rosso-brune. Si nutrono di foglie di Rosacee, particolarmente pruni, albicocchi e biancospini. In genere si susseguono due generazioni, una da maggio a giugno, l'altra da agosto a settembre.
Femmina più grande del maschio
Specie mesofila, si rinviene nei prati e nelle radure dal livello del mare al piano montano fino a circa 1600 metri s.l.m.
Presente in Europa, Nordafrica e Asia minore. In Italia ovunque, esclusa la Sardegna. Nel territorio si osserva comunemente planare tra gli alberi da frutto e le siepi fiorite; talvolta anche in città.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-07 0:40]

messa a fuoco perfetta,foto e soggetto spettacolari !!! ciao Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-07 0:52]

Hi Silvio.
My greetings. You have shared a true masterpiece. Amazing pictured specimen as well as the scenery. Great quality of the shot. Excellent sharpness and details, so attractive POV, wonderful rich colours and superb BG. Bravo and TFS.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-10-07 1:26]

Hi Silvio,
Beautifull composition and great sharpness and fully detailed.

Hello Silvio,

I would love to see a few of these beautiful specimens gliding down from the trees! You have captured a beautiful shot here! The butterfly looks to be opening her wings and performing for you on the stage of a purple flower!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

hello silvio,
great shot, the pov is very good, beautiful composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

Dear Silvio!
This picture is really nice composed - I like a lot assymetry. Colours, sharpness and details are also very good. I really can observe that all you next macro pictures are better and better! And this is more that very good! :>
My best congratulation and I am waiting for the next fantastic image from you :>

Hi Silvio,
I love this one, so noble, so beautiful - special on the violet flower.
I also saw one - my first - this year, also in Italy, amazing butterfly.
Thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-07 3:19]

Hello Silvio,
an exceptional shot of this beautiful Swallowtail.
+++ Great sharpness and detail. Brilliant colours and good lighting.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Beautifully done and what a nice speciman.

davvero un bel lavoro

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-07 5:10]

Hello Silvio,
Wonderful capture of this beauty! I love its pose on the thistle and the sharpness is impressive. Wonderful colours too and a very beautiful background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Silvio,
Another wonderful butterfly posting which is perfectly composed!
good sharpness, vivid colour and details
well done and well seen

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-07 10:05]

Hi silvio. very good work indeed, you have fine detail and natural colours. you have captured the markings so well. with a nice POV on the flower. well done TFS.
Have a good week ahead.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-07 10:57]

Hi Silvio,

This butterfly chose just the right flower to make a beautiful picture. Very lovely. Wonderful position showing off the lovely markings in good detail. Wonderful colors and it stands out well from the nice background.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-07 11:43]

Hello Silvio

A very beautiful image of this butterfly in a meadow of flowers.The lighting is very good and the colours are vivid and bright.The composition is very good with sharp details and focus.TFS


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-07 12:14]

Hi Silvio and sorry for the delay

This is a splendid macro shot from you, my friend.
I really like seeing the entire butterfly completely into focus and presented with very nice sharp details.
The exposure, althought not an easy one, was handled very well here by you and because of that, the colors look vety beautiful and well saturated.
One last excellent thing: the composition - is simply wonderful!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-07 13:28]
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Superb! Magnificent and beautiful picture with excellent sharpness and very good composition.
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Silvio excelent sharpness and superb detail good exposure and light beautifull shot tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-07 13:50]

A delightful series -- and the composition in this one works very well indeed

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-07 13:52]

Hi Silvio
Beautiful composition and very nice DOF.Sharp image whit great details and lovely colors.Also very nice BG.

Hi Silvio,
A beautiful capture of this fancy kite like swallow tail. Nice composition and excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Silvio,
A beautiful photo with extraordinary color and detail. Very well captured.


Excelente enfoque y sobre todo una gran iluminación.
Saludos Silvio.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-09 2:50]

Hi Silvio,
Just marking this post and will be back with a proper critique. Facing internet problem, hence doing a short job.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-09 4:54]

Bonjour Silvio,
Tu es vraiment chanceux de voir tous ces insectes et papillons. Tu dois être beaucoup dans la nature. Quelle merveille que ce Flambé perché sur un magnifique chardon. Très belle composition décentrée et bel arrièpre-plan, comme d'habitude.
Bon après-midi

AH! Il est magnifique, quelle netteté, quelles couleurs et quelle composition.

Ciao Silvio,

perfetto punto di vista, colori incredibili, ottima definizione



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