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Papilio machaon


Papilio machaon
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6674 W: 90 N: 16800] (102020)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-30
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-21 0:47
Viewed: 4195
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Famiglia PAPILIONIDI

Papilio machaon (Linnaeus 1758) Macaone
Ali anteriori 32-38 mm
Specie appariscente, presenta livrea gialla con macchie e venature nere ed una fascia frastagliata blu nella regione postdiscale. Le ali posteriori mostrano le tipiche appendici caudali della famiglia e, sull'angolo interno, un ocello rosso marginato di blu. Scarso il polimorfismo, che si manifesta con una più marcata presenza di macchie azzurre negli individui di seconda generazione. Dimorfismo sessuale lieve, consistente nella taglia leggermente inferiore dei maschi.
Con i suoi quasi 8 centimetri di apertura alare massima, non è difficile incontrarla e notarla soprattutto nelle campagne o in collina dall'inizio della primavera (periodo in cui le crisalidi sfarfallano), fino ad autunno inoltrato.
Dalle uova deposte isolatamente sulle piante nutrici (Ombrellifere, soprattutto finocchio), escono larve ad attività diurna che dopo alcune settimane svilupperanno un bel bruco verde con fasce nere punteggiate da macchie giallo-rosse, che si nutre di Apiaceae, come ad esempio il finocchio e la carota.
Esso possiede un particolare organo estroflettibile (osmeterium) usato a scopo difensivo. Le crisalidi sono cinturate e quelle derivanti dai bruchi dell'ultima schiusa, svernanti. Gli sfarfallamenti avvengono in primavera ed estate, ma sono stati osservati adulti anche ad ottobre appartenenti ad una terza generazione.
Elegante ed agile nel volo, il maschio è anche difensore del proprio territorio; se vi capitasse di vederne due che volteggiano vicini in audaci acrobazie, probabilmente uno sta cercando di cacciare l'altro.
Anche il Macaone presenta il tipico comportamento da Butterfly Hilltopping, ovvero cerca di volare sopra il punto più alto del terreno in cui si trova (dominio).
È presente con diverse sottospecie, dall'America settentrionale alle estreme regioni orientali dell'Asia. In Italia è presente ovunque, dalla pianura ad oltre i 2000 m.

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To mario-roberto: miaooSilvio2006 1 10-25 06:35
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Very Nice composition.The light through the wings is n well seen.Sharp focus. TFS

Hello Silvio
Wonderful shot of this Swallowtail,
Perfect details,lighting and composition,
Suyperb shot,Welldone.

Regards
Fartash

Hi Silvio,
A beautiful capture of this beautiful giant swallowtail enjoying meal. Lovely composition with excellent details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-10-21 1:00]

Bonjour Silvio, par ces temps froids de saison pre hivernale il est agréable de découvrir cette photo ensoleillée et chaude en couleurs; Bien belle composition et bon dimanche, félicitations, Didier.

Bonito formato de presentación Silvio. Bonitos colores.

Saludos.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-21 2:00]

Ciao Silvio

Another very beautiful shot from you, one with pretty colors and well saturated tones.
The backlight here creates a pleasant effect on your subject and enhances teh contrast nicely.
The details are sharp and clear thanks to the spot-on focus and the very precise DOF.
The beautiful blurry BG completes this lovely vertical composition.

Bravo and TFS
Horia

Una estupenda presentación con detalles y colores sensacionales.
Saludos amigo, JL.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-21 2:43]

Hello Silvio,
This is fabulous. Perfect details and DOF. Wonderful colours. Great composition, POV and BG.
Regards,
Peter

HI Silvio,
simply great colors and composition is nothing short of exquisite,
TFS
CoolNik

hello silvio,
very nice shot, liked the way you have composed this shot, lovely colours, good ligting, nice pov,
tfs & regards
pankaj

This is one of the most beautiful butterflies I have seen...and for me an new one I believe. Absolutely perfect.
Bob

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-21 7:14]

Hi Silvio.
Amazing scene and so amazing picture with terrific colour palette, great POV, superb details, impressive lighting and outstanding composition. My congratulations and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-21 8:59]

Hello Silvio,
Brilliant capture of the Swallowtail with the backlight on the wings. Lovely colours, very sharp details and a beautiful composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Ciao Silvio,
The pose, exposure and focus just excellently done!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details always
ciao
Tony

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-21 15:17]

Hello Silvio
Excellent composition.Very good POV and very sharp image.The light is outstanding ,very well done.
TFS Michel

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-21 16:11]

Hello Silvio,
Very beautiful capture, just marking for now
since I don't have much time

Everton

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-21 18:31]

Hello Silvio

A very beautiful butterfly on a lovely thistle.The classic composition is very good.The focus is tack sharp with excellent DOF adn POV.The colours are vibrant and well saturated.The subject really stands out from the OOF BG.TFS

Rob

Notevole il macaone, una splendida farfalla qui ben ritratta.
Ottimi i colori.
Andrea

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-22 6:58]

Outstanding colours and details!
I love the composition here and the way you have taken advantage of the light
TFS
silke

bonjour silvio
un petit peu de surexposition sur l'arriere des ailes mais une tres jolie photo dans l'ensemble,le papillon et net et les couleurs sont belles.
laurent

Hi Silvio,
Lovely shot, great POV and beautiful color saturation I do indeed like the pose of this beautiful butterlfy , and the OOF background makes him really stand out. TFS
Donna:o)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-22 10:08]

Hi Silvio

I think the light in this shot is really special. I love the way the wings appear translucent. Wonderful colours, sharp details and perfect framing

TFS

Karan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-22 10:14]

Hi . Just marking your very good photo as i am very short of time.
Nick..

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-22 11:44]

selam silvio; wow excellent macro shot and very good composition of this buttterfly.nice pov with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-10-22 12:30]

Very good DOF and great composition Silvio. Nice drawing in the wings and good framing.TFS

Magnifique, superbe composition , couleurs et détails parfaits.
Bravo
Marie

quante ne ho catturate da piccolo.
giù era pieno. l'estate villeggiavamo in campagna e ce ne erano a decine.

miaooo

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-10-27 16:37]

HI Silvio!
Beautiful picture of this amazing butterfly, I like the way you used backlight so much,it creates a strong impression and details and sharpnes are outstanding as well as composition.

Hello Silvio,
Good compo. Very nice light...
Beautiful butterfly...
TFS
Annick

Superb Composition. Love the back-lit wings of the butterfly.

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