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Papilio machaon caterpillar


Papilio machaon caterpillar
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Copyright: Laurent GLANDON (lglandon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 27 N: 192] (1334)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM + Sigma 1.4x
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Caterpillars [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-08 3:33
Viewed: 4348
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Swallowtail butterfly

black and creamy-yellow with red-and-blue false 'eye'. Extensions on hind-wings. Caterpillars are green, black and orange.

Caterpillars will only eat the foliage of a group of plants called umbellifers - a group that includes carrot, fennel and angelica, but they show a marked preference for milk parsley. Adults feed on nectar from a variety of flowers.

I took this picture in the same field this Papilio machaon was shot

PP : Crop / USM / Resize & Frame

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J'aime bien cette composition assez simple et la qualité de l'image est tout à fait remarquable !
Il y a juste les couleurs du cadre qui me gènent un peu.

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  • danzi Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 12] (186)
  • [2005-08-08 4:11]

Bonjour Laurent!

This is one of the best caterpillar shots I've seen for a long time.
Excellent composition and POV, nice lighting and great black and creamy-yellow with red-and-blue colours. Well done and thanks for posting.

Denis

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2638 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-08-08 4:47]

PERFECT! Great composition, colours, quality. This caterpillar is simply amazing. Great job Laurent!

Laurent, this is a great photo. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. TFS

Beautiful catapillar.
Well captured, good exposure.
I would have made it slightly diagonal for effect.
But good DOF and POV.

Great ! I don't like the frame. The picture is good enough without it.
Thanks, Ori

Hi Laurent,
this is a big fat wonderful caterpillar. Wow, exellent shot. With wonderful colours. Well done.

Martina

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-08 17:57]
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Very nice shot Laurent. The colours are beautiful. It's a great looking caterpillar, almost as nice as hte adult! I'd be tempted to give a little more space to the front of the insect and put it on a diagonal.

Great shot.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-08-09 2:01]

Voilà une très jolie chenille que l'on ne voit pas souvent, couleurs magnifiques et tous les détails sont là, bravo aussi pour le cadre qui est en harmonie.

Hello Laurent, This has great DOF and details. Very good colors and sharpness also..I might've used a 1/3 EV reduction here as it seem a smidge bright to me..Great work!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-11 18:32]

Very good shot of this beautiful caterpillar!
Very beautiful colors and details!
Perfect sharpness!
5* photo!

Excellent shot of this caterpillar, colors are amazing with the perfect background to bring it out even more. Paul :)

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-28 13:46]

Excellente macro!

Techniquement la mise au point et l'exposition ne peuvent être meilleures.

Artistiquement le cadrage est adéquat bien qu'un peu au centre, la PdC est superbe, le paralléllisme entre le plan du sujet et plan film, que dis-je le plan du capteur est très judicieux. Et la palette de couleurs pastelles en fait une image très douce.

Belle réussite

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