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False Apollo


False Apollo
Photo Information
Copyright: Oz Ben Yehuda (OzBY) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-03
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-18 13:03
Viewed: 1310
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The False Apollo (Archon apollinus) is a butterfly that common only in the countries of East Mediterranean sea (from Greece, Turkey to Israel until Iraq and Iran). In Israel it can be found in all the mediterranean region from December to April (December in hot places - Central Israel; April in cold places - North Israel).
Its fore wings are quite transparent.
The female is darker than the male, especially in the fore wings (the butterfly in the picture is a female).

Wing span: 55 m"m.
Host plants: Birthwort - only Aristolochia sp.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-18 13:49]

Hello Oz Ben,
Excellent clear picture of this butterfly, which I've never seen before.
Great sharpness, details and beautiful colours against a nice blurry background. A beauty!
Regards,
Peter

Hello Oz Ben,
Beautiful colored butterfly. Nicely captured against OOF BG. Good details as well as sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,
Srikumar

Beautiful , colorful and sharp picture OZ Ben.

Thanks for sharing.

gr.Yves

a delicate picture of this wonderful butterfly. thanks for showing
Pierre

Ciao Oz Ben, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, 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)
  • [2015-07-19 13:32]

Hi Ben,fantastic capture of this magnificent apollo,very rare to find on TN and taken in a great quality,the best wings position for the best sharpness everywhere and bright colors too,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

My first view of this species, Ben.
What a beautiful capture with open wings! Super colors and details.
Thanks.
Ram

Hello Oz,
Excellent image about a superb specie of butterfly, which I've never seen before. Outstanding details and focus.
Marius.

Hello Ben
Wow !! this butterfly is so beautiful and you have captured it of the best way, BG, colors and light are superb
Have a good night

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-07-21 10:27]

Shalom Oz,

Very beautiful specimen, masterfully captured!

Well done!

Ishi

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