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Copyright: Mehmet Ozcan (meo) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-13 23:57
Viewed: 2913
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Apollo (Parnassius apollo):

The Apollo or Mountain Apollo (Parnassius apollo), is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found on mountains in Europe usually above 1000m up to 2000m, preferring flowery meadows and mountain pastures. The caterpillar's favorite food plant is Stonecrop (Sedum).

One of the loveliest species of butterfly in the Alps,and higher parts of blacksea mountains in Turkiye. It is white with two red, black-edged "eye marks" on its wings. The Small Appollo (Parnassius phoebus) is found in the high mountains while the Clouded Apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne) lives in the valleys. The Apollo caterpillar lives on woodlark Spur and rock plants and is a velvety blue-black with small orange spots.

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This is the first time i am seeing Mountain Appollo, great colors on it makes special. the red markings are really used as a defence mechanism i think. Because it looks like eyes suppose for other predators. thank you for sharing such a great butterfly.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-14 1:24]

Splendid photo of this nice Butterfle, TFS!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-14 1:37]

Marhaba Mehmet
Great shot of this wonderful Apollo.
Details and colors are perfect!

Great capture Mehmet! Amazing powerful colors and fantastic dept of field! Bravo!
George Veltchev

hello my friend, fantastic, thanks and have a nice day...

Merhaba Mehmet bey,
What a fantastic capture of this beautiful Apollo. One of the most beautiful butterflies! Colours and details are really perfect. Great job! Selamlar,

Hello Mehmet,
This butterfly is not very common in TN! ... excellent light, colors and POV well managed !.... good job, is an excellent "Apollo XI"! :)
TFS, Regards, Jesús

mükemmel bir kare,
En güzel dileklerimle,

nice closeup, TFS Ori

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