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Papilio machaon

Papilio machaon
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma APO DG 70-300 1:4-5.6 Macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-26 12:02
Viewed: 852
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Papilio machaon (Swallowtail, Schwalbenschwanz, Le Grand Porte-queue)

Papilio machaon, also called Swallowtail or Schwalbenschwanz is a great butterfly from the Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 6.5 7.5 cm the Swallowtail is one of the largest butterflies from Europe. It is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow and black. Hind wings have tails. Papilio machaon has one of the largest distribution of PAPILINIDAE. In Holarctic (North Africa, Europe and Asia) it is distributed.

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hallo John
very nice and sharpness butterfly with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hi John, Beautiful butterfly taken with nice light. Great sharpness and details with rich colors. Thank for sharing

Ciao John, beautiful machaon, a litle lack of sharpness, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello John-Beautiful Butterfly.Well captured.I like its colour.Against stony ground it looks beautiful.Well POV too.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice Sunday-Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-27 2:46]

Salut John,je l'ai vu moi aussi pour la 1ere fois cette annee' Vendredi,et aussi pas amical avec moi...ehehe...une capture tres bonne avec des excellents details sur les ailes et exposition parfaicte.Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano

hallo John
照的很漂亮 很美麗的蝴蝶 也很清晰
這種大鳳蝶真是少見 照的很棒的作品
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-27 8:13]

Hello John,
Very nice photo of this Swallowtail, not in the perfect details, but good enough for a fine presentation. beautiful colours and a good composition.

Hello John!
Nice shot of this lovely butterfly in good sharpness and good details. I think you could have done better with a more higher POV but we all know that while photographing insects/birds there aren't too many choices. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,AKBAR

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