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green banded swallowtail 3

green banded swallowtail 3
Photo Information
Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mariposas perfectas! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-19 0:07
Viewed: 3759
Points: 8
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this is a second image of the same green banded swallowtail which I wanna share with you.
Papilio bromius , also called Broad Green-Banded Swallowtail is a simple butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1845 by Doubleday. With a wingspan of 10.0 – 11.0 cm the Broad Green-Banded Swallowtail is a big member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with a broad, green band. Hind wings have no tails.

The forewings are black. At the margin there is a chain of very small green spots. In the middle of wing there is a broad green band. At the pinion there is an isolated green spot.
The underside is brown. The veins are dark. In back there are some little white spots.

The hind wings are black and have no tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there is a chains of green spots. There is a very broad green band on wing.
The underside is brown. At the margin there is a chain of golden spots.

The body is black, but the underside is brown.

Sex differences: The female is darker than male.


The Broad Green Banded Swallowtail (Papilio bromius) is a butterfly of the Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The distribution extend from Senegal to Somalia and from Somalia to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Image taken in RAW, ISO250

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Ciao George, great macro of fantastic beauty, wonderful bright colors, excellent sharpness, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello George,
Another splendid image with this gorgeous butterfly.
I love the exceptional clarity and fantastic focus.
The contrast against the rose background looks outstanding.
Thanks for sharing!

  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-19 4:16]

Hi George,
Simply beautiful photo. Gorgeous colours excellent composition and sharpness details.
Excellent background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Hello George!... Another Poem from South Africa!... Awesome, The butterfly is masterly shoted, and look perfectly "foozen" ata 1/400; I guess this butterfly is flapping like almost all of this family when feed!.... And the surrounders... wow... awesome surrounders!... Thank for sharing this shot!
Reagards, TFS, Happy Sunday...

Hi George,
amazing photo. Beautiful butterfly. Great point of view. Excellent sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

George i could just look at this one all day..magnificent just doesn't do it justice..truly viewing a piece of heaven on earth, award winner for SURE!

  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-22 11:13]

Fantastic capture in a difficult position and situation,great light balance,a dark butterfly in a clear background is always a great problem...but not for your as i can see..ehehe...Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano


I see a very minor halo around the edges of some of the wings (slight over sharpening) BUT I give you 2 points (whether you need it or not!) for an almost flawless composition. Absolutely spectacular picture ... I just had to say "something" negative!! 8-)

Have a good one,


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