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Papilio machaon

Papilio machaon
Photo Information
Copyright: Mircea Radu Achim (achimmircea) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 0 N: 1603] (6246)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 50D, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Af DiII, Kenko UV MC Digital 67mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-02 12:55
Viewed: 2621
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon), is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the Common Yellow Swallowtail or, simply, The Swallowtail (a common name applied to all members of the family). It is the type species of the genus Papilio and occurs throughout the Palearctic region in Europe and Asia; it also occurs across North America, and thus, is not restricted to the Old World, despite the common name.
This butterfly is present throughout the entire Palearctic region, ranging from Russia to China and Japan, (including the Himalayas and Taiwan), and across into Alaska, Canada, and the United States. In Asia it is reported as far south as Saudi Arabia, Oman, the high mountains of Yemen, and Israel as well.
In Southern Asia it occurs in Pakistan and Kashmir, Northern India, (Sikkim, to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh) Nepal, Bhutan, and northern Myanmar.
This butterfly is widespread in Europe. In the United Kingdom it is limited to a few areas in the Norfolk Broads of East Anglia. It is the UK's largest resident butterfly. The Monarch Danaus plexippus is slightly larger, but is only a rare vagrant.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org)

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-02 13:01]

Buna seara Mircea,
ce compozitie superba. Am avut si eu norocul sa pozez asa ceva dar in Italia. Splenida specie de fluture.
Ma uitam ca si arhiva ta este una foarte frumoasa. Mai astept si alte minunatii sa ne arati.
O seara linistita,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-02 13:53]

Hello Mircea,
Beautiful photo of this Swallowtail taken from a great POV. Nice natural colours and good sharpness, BG and composition.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-03-02 14:53]

Hola Marcin,
excelente macro,
buen foco y atractivos colores,
saludos amigo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-03-02 15:30]

Hi Radu ,this is a beautiful gift to a butterflies fans like me,perfect wing position for the best view,incredible sharpness and beautifuls colors.Very professional work,my best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-03-02 20:09]

Frumoasa fotografie, culori naturale, detalii fine, felicitari!

Hello Mircea
Details and colors are wonderful!
Congratulation for this great macro.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-03-03 12:30]

Hello Mircea,
A great macro of P. machaon taken to show its open wings with excellent sharpness and colours against a neutral BG. A nice memory from the summer!
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Mircea,
very nice capture of beautiful Swallowtail with a nice sharp focus, POV/DOF and composition. splendid light and colors, well done my friend,
have a nice weekend

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-06 19:45]

Hello Mircea,
Such a gorgeous butterfly and shown with very fine detail and natural colors. We have many Swallowtails here in Ohio during the summer months, and they are definitely a favorite of mine to photograph.
Love the composition, DOF and wonderful exposure you managed to capture!!

Ciao Mircea, splendid papilio with open wings, wantastic colors, wonderful sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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