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Pupa of Papilio machaon

Pupa of Papilio machaon
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues (phlr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom, Fujinon 6x zoom, Digital
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/446 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-06-10 10:21
Viewed: 4504
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo tooked in Porto Fuso, Sertã, Portugal, on June 10th 2005. This is the green variety of the pupa of this specie.
The Papilio machaon is a lepidoptera that flys on daylight. Very common in Portugal.
Is one of the three Papilionidae species that exists in Portugal.
It can reach a 60mm to 80mm wingspan.
In Portugal it has three generations over the year.
It flies till 1200m of altitude, from February till December.
The larvas feeds on a plant (Foeniculum vulgare) know as "Funcho" in Portugal, "Sweet fennel" in english. But they also feeds on other plants like Cicuta virosa, Carum carvi, Trinia, Laserpitium, Pimpinella saxifraga, Aegopodium podagraria, Anethum graveolens, Angelica silvestris, A. archangelica, Levisticum officinale, Peucedanum, P. palustre, Pastinaca sativa, Heracleum sphondylium, Daucus, D. carota, Heracleum, Ferula, Dictamnus albus, Ruta and Haplophyllum.
The pupa stands on its food plant until the adult insect borns.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-06-10 10:33]

Photo original, La pupe semble manquer un peu de détail ou netteté ou contraste. Elle manque un peu de focus à la tête. Utilise le plus possible la taille maximal pour tes fichiers images. Celà aide pour avoir des images de qualité. Peut-être en la manipulant avec un logiciel photo tu pourais améliorer le rendu. TRès belle composition. Merci Paulo

A wonderful capture of this caterpillar, Paulo.
Interesting details, great color and wonderful BG in this well composed image.
Thank you for sharing it and welcome to TN!

Very nice image Paulo, good against the blue of the sky, it is a clear and sharp image well done.
it would be good for the notes to inclued information about the type of butterfly it will become and what the strange plant it is attached to is. these sort of thing are what TN is about as much as the image its self.
TFS this great image look forward to seeing more from you. Robert

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-10 13:33]

Great composition Paulo! Blue sky looks great in contrast to this green and detailed pupa. I like it very much and hope you'll send more great pictures.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-06-10 14:13]

Very good capture, interesting shot. We expect next beautiful butterflies from the Portugal. Regards,

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-10 15:11]

Hi Paulo, interesting image of the Papilio species pupa. Very nice colours an exposure against blue sky. I think bigger is better.
Well done.
Thanks for sharing.

Very good composition, Paulo.
Nice colours, good POV and details.
Well done.

Nice and sharp capture with good light and colours. I like the pose, frozen in time, but still in a position as if moving forward ;-)

Hola Paulo,
Me encanta como hiciste la composicion de esta pupa, me gusta lo detallado y colorido de la pupa y el contraste con el cielo celeste. Bien logrado, Iris

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-18 3:40]

Superb chrysalis of machaon ! I never see it, you are lucky. Inresting and nice shot Paulo !

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-28 4:12]

Good shot Paulo, it must have been difficult to spot that, so well done there. Good POV and composition. Very nice shot.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-28 20:33]

Hola Paulo.
Muy bonita y elegante composicion,limpia colores frescos,una buena foto.

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  • omra (296)
  • [2005-12-20 6:50]

Olá Paulo, estou a dar uma volta na sua galeria e dei comigo apensar que o Paulo mostra as suas fotos como um Biologo e não como um fotografo que é, passo a explicar a maioria dos seus enquadramentos são quase quadrados e o motivo está quase sempre centrado e ao baixo, não se serve de linhas de força (regra dos terços) não é obrigatório mas ajuda muito acriar maior impacto.
Ainda assim imagens maravilhosas. Obrigado

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-25 22:14]
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This was very good. Paulo Enrique. I saw it only today,
Thank you.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-27 23:42]
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Paulo Henrique, very nice colors and pov.

I like contrast and saturation too. Excellent exposure.

Hi Paulo,
I like the BG of blue sky and the central composition works for me here..Great colors, exposure and detail..Well done!

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-04-04 22:23]
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Hello Paulo, very attractive shot. I like the beautiful sky, and the green branches in the background. Very nice detail, that creates depth and textue. You should repost this shot in a bigger size. Thanks for sharing. Gabriel

What a lovely image, I love the contrast of the green pupa against the blue sky, great colors!


A very nice shot.
A great POV, good DOF, and a fine composition!

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