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Papilio machaon syriacus

Papilio machaon syriacus
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-24 7:19
Viewed: 4273
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Syrian subspecies of the Common Swallowtail, one of our largest butterflies. This particular specimen was quite cold at about 1000 m elevation in the Upper Galilee, thus it behaved in a tame way. It crawled onto my friend Asaf Shifan’s finger, and rested on it for a while, as we took good shots of it.

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Hi Ishi,

A great capture of this beautiful butterfly with fine colors and details. TFS.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-24 7:30]

Hi Ishi,you eas very very lucky,i must walk and run a lot to make pics to butterflies like that,while you have that on the hand of your friend! Very good pic whit perfects details and colors,not a usual butterfliy's pic..ehehe...have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-04-24 7:55]

Hi Ishi,
Interesting and beautiful composition ...
Great capture of "Papilio Machaon Syriacus" with fine colors and details.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Ishi,

Amazing capture, very lucky that the little one chose your friends finger :)

Good sharpness and details, thanks for sharing


hi Ishi,
A nice capture of this common swallowtail on your hand. Very good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Ishi,
Not usual to see this beautiful Swallowtail taking a rest on a finger! Nice details and sharpness. Best regards,

good timing and very good feeling to contact so close with this magnificent species of Papilio machaon!!!
my compliments Ishi!

best regards sERGIO

Hello Ishi,

Nice shot of the butterfly with good details and composition.


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