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Papilio demodocus

Papilio demodocus
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Butterflies of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-29 0:45
Viewed: 8375
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Papilio demodocus, also known as the citrus swallowtail, is a large swallowtail butterfly common to sub-Saharan Africa. It is a pest species, the caterpillar feeding on citrus trees.
Citrus swallowtails pass through approximately three generations per year. Eggs are laid singly on citrus tree leaves.
Female butterflies lay their eggs singly on citrus leaves. After about six days, the egg hatches into an immature
The immature larvae are black, yellow, and white with spikes. Their coloration provides effective camouflage, as they resemble bird droppings. They grow to a length of 10 or 15 mm before changing into mature larvae.

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This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-29 1:25]

Hello Ferran,
Very beautiful photo in lovely soft delicate colours. Excellent sharp focus, DOF, BG and composition.

A beautiful shot for your 200th post Ferran.
Good composition,colour,and detail.
Nice work.

A beautiful individual and a beautifully executed capture Ferran, the razor-sharp image displays the salient features of the Swallowtail clearly and the oleander (?) flower it is feeding on provides a good counterpoint regarding colour contrast. TFS this fine image.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-11-29 2:06]

hi ferran,
good composition, great colors and details. pleasure to see this image. tfs.

Hello Ferran,

Supperb presentation of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Excellent exposure and superb colours. Excellent plain background too.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-29 2:42]

Hi Ferran
very nice colors and composition
well done.

Hello Ferran,

Great capture.
Beautiful close up of this wonderful butterfly.
Nice colours with excellent details.
Light and composition are splendid.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-29 3:42]

Hello Ferran,
What an outstanding capture of this beautiful Swallowtail! I love the sharp details and the fine colours. A very nice soft background too and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Ferran, wonderful composition with splendid butterfly and lovely flower, fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, perfect focus and lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-11-29 8:58]

Hola amigo,
interesante captura y fabuloso encuadre...
colores y compo. magníficos,
saludos Ferran.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-29 9:16]

Hello Feran,

This is a vey nice photo of the butterfly. The insect is shown very well as most of its image is sharp. The pattern and colors of the wings ahve been well rendered. There is a fine contrast between the insect and the flower itis sitting on. The sharp image of the insect stays nicely against the blurry and even background.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-30 1:48]

Hola Ferran,
A fine capture of a species of Butterfly that evokes memories from my visits to Africa. A spectacular Papilionid that is a joy to see and this image taken from a fine POV shows P. demodocus with almost total sharpness in a fine composition on the flower. The neutral natural BG is ideal.
Mucha gracias por compartirla,
Un saludo Ferran

Precioso papilo que creo que no se aprecian por estos lares ,muy buena definición y composición exquisita...saludos

Bonjour Ferran,
Je découvre ton éclectique et brillante galerie à l'occasion de ta visite sur la mienne et plus particulièrement cette très belle macro très finement détaillée et superbement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello Ferran
very nice
sharp and beautiful picture
greeting lou

Excellent composition and sharpness - TFS

Delicada captura.

Hello, Ferran!
superb macro with beautiful butterfly! Excellent composition,colours and details!

Best regards, Leonid

Wonderfull colours.

amazing pic, TFS Ori

just beautiful, it sims like the colors would be alive

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