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Papilio Machaon

Papilio Machaon
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-31
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-11-15 5:19
Viewed: 2346
Points: 32
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A souvenir from last summer. This time the underwings of this beautiful butterfly. It is posed on Echium vulgare, a very attractive flower for insects.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-11-15 5:56]

Hello Anne,
Splendid macro of this Swallowtail. Impressive sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. A bit tiny in the frame. Beautiful blurred background too.

Hello Anne - Very close and well detailed picture of this SWALLOWTAIL. I like the way its occupying the frame. Nice colour and sharpness against such prominent BG. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE- Srikumar

Hello Anne

Great macro of swallotail, perfect sharpness and details either on antenae sigments, very nice composition, very nice pose and a beautiful blurring BG. I think that it is a little bit overexposed and this is more obvious on the abdomen. I made another in WS. If you dont like it put it out. Thanks for sharing a so beautiful image. have a nice WE.



hallo Anne
this is beautiful
so good sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Anne,
Probably just a touch brighter than the optimal (on my laptop at least), but sharpness and the smooth background are excellent. Wings are a little too closed to the edge of the pic at the top right - a pity, with just a bit more space the composition would have been fabulous. However, an aesthetic photo, although not your personal best in my opinion.
Kind regards, László

Highly IMPRESSIVE MACRO of this Swallowtail.
The colours are grand including the B/G colour.
Why did you crop it so tightly Anne ???
Kind and most fond regards from a fully snow covered and COLD COLD Calgary,

Ciao Anne, fantastic Papilio machaon, wonderful colors, splendid light, superb sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-15 11:11]

Salut Anne,je dois etre honnet,la qualite' de cette image n'est pas le top,quelque zone pas bien detaille' et aussi un peu surexpoee'..pas de problems...ehehehe...belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hello Anne,
A nice capture of this beautiful swallowtail. Colors appear natural and focus is sharp. Exposure may be a tad on the light side, although only you know what the actual butterfly looked like in this particular lighting.
Did a WS to see what I could come up with.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-11-16 1:20]

Hello Anne,
great capture beautiful butterfly,thanks..

Hello, Nice macro photo. Nice colors and details. Clear background.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2014-11-16 7:46]

bonjour anne,
trčs belle capture de ce tout aussi beau papillon; il est assez grand est trčs mobile; .. par conséquent assez difficile ŕ avoir avec un macro lens; .. personellement je le prend toujours avec un 300mm fixe .. avec ça il est beaucoup plus facile ŕ suivre et les détails sont tout aussi éclatants .. en tout cas j'ai bien admiré celui-ci; ..
avec mes amitiés,

nuri :)

Lots of good detail and very good coloring in this image. Being able to see the individual hairs on the edge of the wing is very good.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2014-11-17 14:50]

Bela foto com qualidade excelente com nitidez e cores firmes parabéns.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-11-26 9:05]

Bonjour Anne,
A perfect capture of Papilio Machaon ..
Excellent macro, great sharpness and natural colors.
Best wishes,

Liebe Anne,
grossartig monumentale, detailreiche, fast den Rahmen sprengende Nahaufnahme des Schwalbenschwanzes an der Nektarbar des Natternkopfs, im besten Moment festgehalten. Wunderschöne Fülle an Farben, sehr reizvoll auch, wie sich das tiefe Blau der Blüte auch in einem Band des Musters eines Flügels wiederfindet. Gratulation und danke für dieses schöne sommerliche Präsent mitten im Winter. Mit herzlichem Gruss aus dem verschneiten Tirol,

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