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Papilio machaon

Papilio machaon
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: 2010-04-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-08 1:00
Viewed: 4266
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I wrote in http://www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=61372

The Swaollowtail (Papilio machaon) is one of the most beautiful butterfly in Israel and Europe. Its a big and colored butterfly that distribute all over the Holoartic region (North America, Europe, North Africa and all temperate regions of Asia). In Israel, it can be found all over the country, except the extreme deserts.
Wing span: 70 - 80 m"m.
Host plants: Rutaceae, fennel and other wild Carrots.
Activity time: March until November.

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oh what a beauty, I thyink in this shot it is allowed to center it completely


really a wonderful photograph of this colorful butterfly. right lighting, contrast and sharpness.thank you for sharing.

hello my friend, i just say perfect, thank you...
have a nice day

Very nice picture.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-07-08 5:16]

Just perfect! Excellent work!

Hallo Oz Ben,
a very beautiful picture of the Swaollowtail, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent POV and very nice composition with a marvellous BG.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-08 6:02]

Hello Oz Ben,
Fascinating photo! Fantastic in all aspects!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-08 6:13]

Beautiful image of this lovely swaollowtail, good details and colors, fine background and composition. tfs.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-07-08 8:55]

Beautiful, Oz.
A wonderful shot of this swallowtail.
I've been trying to shoot one of these all summer,
But no luck yet.
Perfect focus, colors, and presentation.
TFS : )

Hello Oz,
You have taken advantage of the location of this butterfly very well for make a excellent composition. Obviously, the POV is selected correctly. Light accomplished, is eloquent and well balanced. Also very good detallis in the butterfly and a wonderful OOF BG! TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hello Oz,
Perfect capture of one of the most beautiful butterflies of Europe and Middle East. Details and colours are splendid. Very well done! Cheers,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-07-08 13:46]

Hola Oz,
Precious capture friend
high quality image

A beautifully captured shot of this Swallowtail, well done indeed!


Ciao Oz Ben. Colours sharp and details are perfetc. Impressive contrast against the blurred BG.


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