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Female Apollo

Female Apollo
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favourites-III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-11 7:59
Viewed: 3306
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture shows a female of the famous
- Parnassius apollo
- family: Papilionidae

At the end of the abdomen you can see the so called sphragis which is formed in females during copulation.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-11 8:05]

Fantastic photo, Peter.
The sharpness and details are really perfect. And what a beauty! Splendid colours in very beautiful light. Good contrasting OOF BG. Excellent POV and composition.

great closeup, TFS Ori

hello Peter
this is a BEAUTY with great sharpness and beautiful colours
good pose to see this one very good
greeting lou

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-09-11 8:34]

Outstanding picture, Peter.

It is really perfect in any measure.



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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-09-11 10:28]

Oh ja, Peter,
den jage ich immer noch, und der Weg zu einer so gelungenen Aufnahme ist auch nach erfolgreicher Jagd noch beschwerlich! Meisterhaft, einfach herrlich.
Ich wünsche Dir und Ina ein schönes Wochenende,

Hi Peter,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Apollo butterfly. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Pater, superb macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
Very impressive capture of this rare butterfly, with a great management of light, fine details and beautiful bokeh. Congratulations,

This is the best macro capture of this spectacular beauty which I've seen so far Peter.
Even we can see the sphragis too. Excellent composition and great POV, the exposure looks great. Incredible work!
TFS and have a nice night/sunday!


Hi Peter,
Good photo in natural colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Nice composition, DOF and BG. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-11 13:14]

Good evening Peter,
A favourite species of butterfly, taken with superb sharpness and fine natural colours against an OOF natural BG that is sufficiently blurred to make this female Apollo stand out and her sphragis is well seen too.
Well done, thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-11 15:59]

Hi Peter,simply fantastic...a spectacular specie never seen in my fields and a spectacular pic whit the best quality as possible.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

This is a lovely shot, Peter!
I love this butterfly, I've never seen it!
The colours are perfectly saturated and the image is framed very well!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-12 4:57]

Lieber Peter,
Du zeigst noch ein beindruckendes Bild von der "Apollogemeinschaft" von Graechen, von welcher Du uns erzählt hast. Diesmal mit geschlossenen Flügeln. Gute Bildschärfe und feiner Hintergrund. Lustig ist, dass ich im Val d'Hérens ein fast gleiches Bild gemacht habe, fast gleiche Pose und gleiche Blume. Werde es später mal zeigen.
Einen schönen Sonntag und Grüsse auch an Ina

Hi Peter. Super macro capture of tthis impressive beauty.
Details, colurs, background and composition are wonderful.
Great POV.
TFS. Kind regards,

Hola Peter

Una imagen muy bella, al igual que esta mariposa que es muy atractiva por sus colores, perfecta composición y nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Prächtiges Exemplar, Peter,
in bester Präzision und geradezu ideal ausgeleuchtet festgehalten. Gratulation!
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

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