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Papilio memnon

Papilio memnon
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-18 4:12
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Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I hope my ID of this pretty butterfly is correct. It appears that it does come in many colourways. Thanks for looking.

Great Mormon (Papilio memnon)

The Great Mormon is a member of the Papiliondae Family, it has a wingspan of approximately 4 1/2-5 inches (12-14cm). they can be found in Thailand, north-east India to South China and Peninsular Malaysia. They prefer evergreen and mixed deciduous forests and wooded country at most elevations. The larvae feed on citrus plants. The adults prefer rotted fruit. An extremely variable species with many named subspecies. Sometimes with tails, sometimes with white and or red markings on the wings.

The above obtained from http://butterflygardens.com/photolog/index.php?ident=img_4235e2ed0ce67


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 3:15 p.m.
Date: 7th January 2006
Weather conditions: Inside Tropical Butterfly House
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/60
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 260mm
ISO: 100
External Flash: Canon 580EX Speedlite
Original file type: Digital Raw

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-18 4:18]

Hello Pam!
Wonderful close up.Colors,POV,sharpness,
contrast,framing and composition are

  • Great 
  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-01-18 4:25]

Bonjour Pam,
Belle prise de vue, belles couleurs et contraste. Félicitations. Gérard

Sharp, clear, well exposed, - can't do better! Well done

  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-18 4:38]

Very good photo of this beautiful Papilionidae!
Very beautiful colours and shape is has!
Nice POV and BG!

Hi Pam,

Another great picture from you. I really like the composition of the picture. Well done.


  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-01-18 4:47]

Great shot Pam. Amazing detail, composition and colour. TFS.

Hi Pam, a beautiful butterfly.
The POV and compositions are good. NIce colours but it seems a bit soft.
Very well done.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-18 5:46]

Wooow ! What a wonderful and interesting butterfly that you have very well captured ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Pam and thanks for sharing.

Good shot Pam. Nice composition and details.

  • Great 
  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-01-18 6:30]

Wooow wonderful captured
nice butterfly.They heve beautiful colors.
Good frame .TFS Libor

Hi Pam,
A very beautiful shot on this Great Mormon. Composition and framing are outstanding. Fill flash exposure was perfect. Colors and detail are excellent. A very good job!

This is a beautiful close up. The colours, sharpness and details are excellent. Very well done.

Well composed shot of this beautiful b-fly Pam.. Very good exposure, detail and color.
Well done.
Thank You!

Good realization. Buterflies are colorful and beautiful and deserves good photos like this one.

Regards, Petru

Hi Pum
The name of the butterfly is "the Great Mormon" and you are the "Great Pam".
Well done Pum...
Lets see more

Beautiful capture of this really cool looking butterfly, with a nice soft focus. :)

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

  • Great 
  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-18 16:43]

Hi Pam,
So beautiful! The designs these creatures have never cease to amaze me...;-)
Very nice!

Ohhhhh Pam, it is lovely!

You have done a great job with this one, details are so well defined, colors are pretty, lighting and POV perfect.

If I was this butterfly, I would be proud :-)

Thank you for another excellent posting!

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-18 19:59]

Very good.
Thank you, Pam.
Sorry, I have no time these days to write complete comments.

A really nice shot. Great composition and depth of field. Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-18 23:01]

Pam, maybe, something like f/8 would have been better, but it's just an opinion - I have the feeling by using f/8, even the tips of the wings would be in perfect focus - like the rest of the body.

Anyway, a great photo - another one.

Lovely colors and pov. I like composition and pov too.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-19 3:09]

Well earned smile now, critique later :-)

Hi Pam,
your butterfly ID is correct!
Excellent picture my dear! Excellent sharpness, details, framing and POV. Great colours, composition and note too! This is a great one! Thanks for posting.

Hi Pam
This is a great picture of a beautiful Papilionidae!
Very crisp and sharp. Nice POV and BG!
Thank you and Regards

  • Great 
  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-25 11:50]

Hi Pam
Great shot, excellent colors and light, very nice compo and contrast,the butterfly is wonderful.

PD. I have some new caterpillars.

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