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Graphium sarpedon

Graphium sarpedon
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-14 23:16
Viewed: 1599
Points: 22
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I spotted this Common Bluebottle on a wet muddy place by a small crook on the Baiyun Hill sucking water from the sandy earth.

Graphium sarpedon, the common bluebottle or blue triangle (Australia), is a species of swallowtail butterfly found in South and Southeast Asia, South China, as well as parts of Australia.

The males are known for their habit of feeding by the edges of puddles, often at the roadside. Occasionally, a number of these butterflies can be seen at the same puddle. They have also been known to be attracted to animal droppings, carcasses and rotting insects.

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照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
台灣前幾個月很多 現在秋天都不見了蹤跡
光線充足 使翅膀亮麗 整體上都很清楚
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

Hi John!
Very nice shot of this beautiful butterfly. A very nice composition with fine details and good sharpness. TFS
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-15 4:51]

Hello John,
One of these Asian beauties which you show with this natural picture. Not an easy point of view, but you did well.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-15 6:52]

Hello John,
A photo taken from a difficult POV, but in superb sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Fine composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-15 7:07]

Beautiful frame for this lovely bluebottle...the lighting and colors are good. tfs.

Cute Graphium species on the ground, John.
We have Graphium doson in India and it is difficult to capture due to its never-ceasing movements.
In your picture, it is obviously sitting still to give you a perfect shot.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-15 8:21]

Hi John,
Excellent close-up,excellent detail and focus,very good
composition and amazing colors. Beautiful butterfly.
Regards Jiri.

Hello John
Great macro.
Perfect colour with lovely natural BG.
best wishes

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-15 8:42]

Hi John,spectacular specie and spectacular macro,great capture despite the difficult location,perfect details and colors,in particular this magic emerald green in the middle of the wing,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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

TFS the colourd beauty dear John! Excellent details good DOF.


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