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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: 2013-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-31 4:58
Viewed: 1813
Points: 34
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Old World Swallowtail

Family: Papilionidae
Wingspan: 50-75mm
Distribution: Palearctic regions
Habitat: Dry meadows, gardens..

This is one of the Machaons which I saw flying around in the Hellela, close to the little lake I have posted two days ago.

We still have rainy weather and it was just a lot of luck to have had one sunny day then.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-31 5:54]

Beautiful species and specimen...lovely details and soft colors..good image. tfs.

Ciao Anne, great Macro of fantastic butterfly, lovely blurry BG, fine details, wonderful bright colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Anne.
Lovely species with good sharpness and colour.
perfect PoV.

Hallo Anne
This is a beauty of a picture ,with great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
i like this butterfly
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-31 7:50]

Hello Anne,
Excellent macro of this swallowtail in beautiful natural colours, excellent sharpness and details and a pleasing diagonal composition.
Enjoy the weekend,

Hello Anne, Great shot and well seen with the blurred background. Have a nice weekend. JC

Hello Anne.
蝴蝶很漂亮 照的也很清晰
色彩樸素 卻顯的高貴

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-05-31 8:46]

Bonjuor Anne,
Very good close-up ..
The details, POV/DOF, colors and composition are superb.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-31 9:46]

Hi Anne.
It is one of my favorite species. I like its shapes and colouration. Despite the absence of sunlight (I think that I am not mistaken) colours are excellent and details are reproduced very well too. POV is impressive as well as nice brownish BG. My warm regards and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-31 14:17]

Salut Anne,une capture tres jolie de cette espece que je n'ai pas encore vue en cette saison,des excellents details malgre' la position diagonale et parfaits couleurs aussi,finalement le primtemps est arrive'.Mes compliments et bon Samedi,Luciano

Bonjour Anne

Joli macro de ce papillon avec un excellent POV
pour nous montrer ses patterns et une belle
lumière qui viens l'illuminer, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-01 3:49]

Hi Anne,
Fantastic macro shot. Nice butterfly,
excellent focus with lots of sharp details
and in amazing colors. Very good composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Anne,
du hast also schon deinen ersten Schwalbenschwanz in diesem Jahr gesehen und ihn auch gut ablichten können. Bei uns sieht man noch nicht viele Schmetterlinge, aber ich hoffe dass sich das in der nächsten Woche mit dem ansteigen der Temperaturen ändert.
Viele Grüße

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-06-01 8:12]

Very nice picture Anne of this beautiful big butterfly! Congratulation. Saludos.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-06-02 19:37]

Hello Anne,
A wonderful image of this colorful Old World Swallowtail. It's funny, but I wonder why they call it Old World since it looks very similar to the ones we have here in Ohio.
Love the overall composition and gorgeous natural colors. Well done!!

Bonjour Anne,
un super bel exemplaire malgré le mauvais temps!
bonne soirée

Ciao Anne. Exciting natural colours good details. An intrigant POV indeed.


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