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Common Bluebottle

Common Bluebottle
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Copyright: mikio kato (lazyman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 13 N: 192] (1023)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax DA 50-200mm f4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-03 22:07
Viewed: 2658
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photograph is taken when I took a walk around the warehouse zone located in Koto-ku, Tokyo in this summer. I saw Common Bluebottle(Graphium sarpedon) is flying to the roadside tree at the entrance of a warehouse. Full length is about 30 to 45 mm. A wing is black and the belt of blue-green has pierced through it to the front wing and the hind wing. Flying power is high and flies around trees or a flower about quickly at high speed. An imago eats the honey of a flower and a larva mainly eats the leaf of the plant of the department of a camphor tree. It's the butterfly which makes a south direction the origin, and inhabites in wide range of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and northern Australia.

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Ciao Miklo, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Miklo,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶大特寫
非常美麗 光線也很亮麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂 謝謝分享

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-04 2:38]

Waaw,this is a great gift to the butterflies fans of TN,a fantastic beauty,very rare to see,and a very professional capture,a perfect close up whit the best details and a very bright green,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Talk about extreme cropping!!! WOW well done my friend, absolute beauty here

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-04 4:53]

Hello Mikio,
What a beauty this Graphium sarpedon! Amazing colours, looks very exotic to me. May be your framing is a little bit tight,but sharpnesss and colours are perfect.
Kind regards

Hello Mr.Mikio,
What a beautiful butterfly!Well close-up shot with good details and colour.Like its majestic pose.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-10-04 9:50]

Hi Mikio,
Exceptionally beautiful ..
Very lovely colours and the pattern is so exciting.
Best wishes,

Amazing butterfly Mikio! Beautiful photo with fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

Very nice lighting, showing off the colours incl. black in all their details. The cropping is just too tight for my liking.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-19 1:00]

Hello Mikio
splendid capture of this butterfly in so near shot. The tight crop add a very tense and emtional feeling.
Exciting colours and details.


Hi Mikio,
Beautiful butterfly well captured.
Very lovely colours in particularly pattern in the wings.

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