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Bruco di Macaone


Bruco di  Macaone
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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: 2008-10-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-10-29 6:54
Viewed: 3333
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Per la secoonda volta propongo questo spledido bruco nella sua forma più matura, nei WS il bruco poco dopo la schiusa e in fase intermedia
Il Macaone (Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758) è una farfalla della famiglia delle Papilionidae, famiglia prevalentemente tropicale, di cui solo 9 specie presenti in Italia.

Con i suoi quasi 8 centimetri di apertura alare massima, non è difficile incontrarla e notarla soprattutto nelle campagne o in collina dall'inizio della primavera (periodo in cui le crisalidi sfarfallano), fino ad autunno inoltrato.

I bruchi, verdi con anelli neri punteggiati di giallo, si nutrono di Apiaceae, come ad esempio il finocchio e la carota. Se disturbati, estroflettono da dietro la testa un paio di ghiandole a forma di corno (osmaterium), che emettono un odore repellente che tiene lontani i predatori.

Elegante ed agile nel volo, il maschio è anche difensore del proprio territorio; se vi capitasse di vederne due che volteggiano vicini in audaci acrobazie, probabilmente uno sta cercando di cacciare l'altro.
Anche il Macaone presenta il tipico comportamento da Butterfly Hilltopping, ovvero cerca di volare sopra il punto più alto del terreno in cui si trova (dominio).
Nel WS la larva poco dopo la schiusa e in via di maturazione, SEE WS

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Marvellous capture of this colourful Caterpillar, Silvio.
The focus is brilliant and the details immaculate.
The composition in vertical orientation is very attractive.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Silvio, we are neighbours today, how nice!
This caterpillar is beautiful, I like it a lot.
Very good sharpness, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-29 7:20]

hi silvio,
very beautiful and colorful caterpillar, good lighting and details. could have done different composition as you got very clear and contrasting background here. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hi My dear friend Silvio,
An excellent macro capture of a swallowtail caterpillaer in a vertical composition wit nice OFF BG.
TFSnd cheers,
Bayram

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-29 9:04]

Hello Silvio,

Your photo with the catrpilarr has a very fione composition. Colors are very good beeing saturated and vivid. Image being sharp even fine details of the insect can be well seen.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-29 10:41]

Hello Silvio,
Not the first photo of this Caterpillar during the last weeks, but a very beautiful one.
Outstanding vertical composition in splendid colours and great sharpness. Splendid OOF BG.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Silvio,
This is a great photo. Great exposure, colour and composition. For some reason, i find this one to be humourous. Perhaps it's just the way the worm looks. (i'm easily amused by nature.)
Great work!
tashala

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-10-29 10:45]

Hello Silvio, wonderful capture of this caterpillar.
TFS and regards,
Mehmet

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-29 11:11]

Hello Silvio,
Wonderful shot of this caterpillar. Lovely colour tones and sharpness. Excellent POV, DOF and BG. Perfect lighting.
regards Siggi

Hello Silvio, nice close-up capture of this beautifully coloured caterpillar. TFS and regards,
Bahadır

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-29 12:12]

Hola Silvio,
preciosa macro,
óptimos colores y estupendos detalles,
buen foco.
saludos

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-29 12:24]

Hi Silvio. An excellent shaot of this colourful caterpillar. First class focusing and detail. with bright colours. well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-29 12:53]

Hello Silvio,
What a splendid macro of this beautiful caterpillar. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours against a fine soft background. A splendid composition too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

There are four keys to visual impact: simplicity, color, light, and depth.
Excellent composition.
Superb light.
Straight into my favs!
Bravo and TFS

Bravo Silvio. Diamo una scossettina a TN. Io ne ho poche di farfalle per questo centellino i post.

Roberto

Hi Silvio,
Excellent capture of this beautiful Swallowtail caterpillar. Very goo POV and composition, sharp details and beautiful colours.
TFS
Pekka

Merhaba Silvio,süper süper süper bir makro.Renkleri ve keskinliği çok hoş.Kutlarım,ellerine sağlık :)

ciao Silvio,
il Macaone paga sempre,e questa e' un ottima
presa verticale con ottimi dettagli

buona serata sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-29 15:02]

Ciao Silvio,questo proprio mi manca,ho visto tante foto su Tn ma a me non e' mai capitato questo fortunato incontro. La qualita' della foto non necessita di commmento,top quality sotto tutti i punti di vista,buonanotte,Luciano

I do...I do....I know what it becomes and perhaps only a slight reminder of what I knew as a child..Fine specimen Silvio! Bravo!
Bob

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-10-29 16:38]

Hi Silvio.

Very nice macro, excellent details, exposure, colors, details, and point of view,good note.

Thanks....RICARDO.

A well exoposed capture of this beautiful caterpillar.
It is quite similar to the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar but with different colouration.
Nice composition and detail.
TFS
Steve

Hello Silvio

Excellent capture ,colour and lighting.
The vertical frame is well filled.
Excellent sharpness and focus.
Great job.
TFS

Wolf

Dear Silvio
A wonderful composition in beautiful colours! Exposure is masterly done, not a single spot is overexposed. This is realy splendid. The colours in the image are complementing each other nicely. This is an amazingly beautiful photo with lots of detail to appreciate. Warmest regards
Anna
ps. We people like it!

Hi Silvio,

very beautiful and colorful caterpillar, razor sharp and exellent details.
Beautiful colours.

Gert

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-10-30 0:06]

Merhaba Silvio,
Bu tırtılın tüm güzelliklerini kayıpsız sunan enfes bir kareye imza atmışsın. Detaylar nefis görünüyor. Elinize sağlık.

Hüseyin

Ciao Silvio

Fantastic shot of this beautiful caterpillar.
Excellent composition
Excellent sharpness and DOF
Excellent OOf background
A perfect shot of this guy

Chris

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-30 6:25]

Bonjour Silvio,
Très belle image de cette chenille de Machaon sur sa tige à la verticale, comme occupée à prier. Bon cadrage et belle netteté. L'année prochaine elle sera papillon et combien belle!
Amitiés
Anne

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-10-31 11:29]

Hello Silvio,

Excellent vertical composition. Very good DOF and focus. Superb detail. Excellent exposure and very good natural colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-31 14:23]

This is an awesome shot, Silvio!
It's such a beautiful caterpillar.
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent composition.
Well composed.

Superb work!

Ciao,
Joe

Hi Silvio
Fantastic - perfect sharpness, great composition, Nice vivid caterpillar on grey homogenous background. Also good exposure
I like it very much
TFS
Krzysztof

Hellow Silvio
This is a great photo. Great exposure, colour and composition. For some reason, i find this one to be humourous. Perhaps it's just the way the worm looks.

TFS
**MAB**

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