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Clouded Apolo

Clouded Apolo
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-05 10:37
Viewed: 3755
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Parnassius mnemosyne - family Papilionidae.

I've just returned from the wonderfull trip to the Biebrzanski National Park. The weather was not perfect but also not bad. The last day of my trip was most succesfull - I've found one Cloded apollo!

It's rather rare in Poland and it's protected by law here. The wingspan is up to 60 mm. In my opinion it looks similar to the Aporia crataegi but is much nicer ;-D

You can find the butterflies of this species in June in forest borders and meadows.

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Nice capture, pleasant colors, congrats!


What a beautiful Moth Chris.
Great colors and details and the POV and Bg are superb.
I love the composition and the DOF.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-06-05 10:55]


Very well composed and detailed pic. The sharpness, Lighting and BG make a great pioc. TFS,

Hello Chris,
Excellent capture of this butterfly. Clearly seen and very admirable. TFS

An interesting Butterfly, Chris. TFS

Hi Chris,
wow, what a beautiful one, the wings seem to be transparent at the ends. Also sitting there in a wonderful pose, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-05 12:02]

Hello Chris,
An excellent capture of this moth.
Good exposure,nice sharp detail and very good DOF.
A great shot.

Hi Chris,
perfect image of Parnassius mnemosyne you have taken here!
Very well focussed, well arranged. The transparency of wings is very well shown. Beautiful background of subtle shades of green. The whole arrangement looks very noble.
In the higher regions of the Vienna Woods, this species sometimes can also be seen in surprisingly large numbers from the end of May into June. When I first saw this species here I was convinced to see a congregation of Aporia crataegi - but here the Clouded Apollo seems to be quite dominant. At these places, there is a lot of Corydalis near the edges of forest - the feeding plant. Due to more than ten days of very cool and wet weather - the worst period of cold weather for this time of the year since 40 years here - I have not been up to these regions this year yet. So I am very pleased to see your excellent posting!
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-06-05 13:21]

Hallo Chris, clearly structured and sharp picture of mnemosyne. I enjoy seeing an excellent photo of this local species.

Hello Chris,
this is great butterfly shot from you.
Great sharpness, details and very nice colours. Great POV, lighting and composition too. Thank you.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-06-05 15:39]

what a wonderful picture with excellent detail and sharpness and great colour.

well done and TFS


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-05 17:59]

Hi Chris, nice shot with excellent details, texture, colours, lighting and exposure. Well done and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-05 21:52]

Exquisite, Chris. : )
I love everything on this shot: the incredibly fine details, the luminosity on the wings, the palette of subtle colors, the simple, yet very effective composition. A masterpiece.
TFS. : )

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-06 0:41]

Hello Chris,
What a clean shot you took.
amazing colors and details with a lovely BG.
just great!!

Hi Chris

Very well composed shot. Good depth of colour. Crisp, clear, sharp with nice light. Well done. TFS.

Hello Chris,
Congrats on this lovely finding!
The butterfly is very interesting. I like the blask weins and transparent tips of the wings.
Picture has great quality and very good lighting.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-07 16:14]


Piekne, jak zawsze...
Kolory, rameczka, ostrosc - REWELACYJNA!
Podoba sie bardzo.


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-08 16:51]

...WOW... Chris!
A perfect photo of this beautiful Papilionidae!
Deserves more then 2 points!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-23 12:05]

Great picutre of this butterfly. Great color and BG.

Hi chris,

This is awsome capture. Composition , sharpness and BG is worth speaking of with 100% results of the same.



Hello Chris
I really like this shot. An unusual species with the wing tips somewhat translucent. Great composition and uncluttered BG make this image something special.

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