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Graphium agamemnon (Tailed Jay)

Graphium agamemnon (Tailed Jay)
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Raynox DCR 150 macro lens
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-09 14:10
Viewed: 4337
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Graphium agamemnon (Tailed Jay)

Range: Indo-Malayan region to N. Australia

The Tailed Jay is a swift-flying butterfly and is often encountered flitting from flower to flower, stopping for a second or two sipping the nectar. Its favourites are Lantana and Ixora blooms.
The upperside of this butterfly comprise apple-green spots on a black background. The hindwing has a short tail, which is longer in the female. On the underside, the purple-brown ground colour has the same green spotting as well as some dark patches and red spots on the underside of the hindwing.
The caterpillar is known to feed on Annonaceae species, of which a particular favourite is the Yellow Chempaka.

Info from: http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/2382/papilionidae/agamemnon.htm

- pictured at Maximillian-Park, Hamm, North-Rhine-Westfalia -

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-11-09 14:15]

very good one Heinz,
very nice old one of yours, good pov and a very good composition, very nice I like it.
gr. jaap

So eine Schönheit.
Hallo Heinz, die haben's mir damals sehr angetan, diese tollen grünen Tupfen und hier sieht er aus wie aus Samt, kupferfarben, toll.
Wunderschön, vielen Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

h iheinz
encore un cliché agreable,avec les couleurs naturelles et surtout les parties transparentes des ailes.
bonne netteté.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-11-09 14:47]

Hello Heinz,
Very good POV,composition and framing. Lovely colors.TFS

Hello Heinz.

Excellent picture, very good details an colors.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-09 16:03]

Hello Heinz,
Very nice close up.POV,colors,details,sharpness,framing and composition are wonderful.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-09 19:04]

Hallo Heinz,
Eine ganz hervorragende Arbeit, sowohl der Bildaufbau als auch der Schaerfeverlauf machen dein Bild mal wieder zu etwas Besonderem.
Gute Besserung!

Hi Heinz,
I like the entire composition. The greens spots on the wings are really eye catching, until I read your notes I thought they were clear spots and the green was the leaves behind it. It pays to read photo notes.

Heinz hi..
A lot of sharpness displayed in this 'macro'.
Nice image...

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-10 13:05]

Hi Heinz.
You managed to create a very interesting 3D image of this wonderful butterfly and its environment. The juicy colourful leafs harmonize with elegant butterfly perfectly. Lighting and cropping are very impressive too. Superb done and TFS.
My best regards, Alexei.

Hallo Heinz,
diesen unruhigen Geist hast Du hier wunderbar in seltener Ruhepose eingefangen. Prächtige Farben, perfekte Details.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

Hi Heinz,

Exellent shot
Details, colours and sharpness are superb
great POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

Hi, Heinz.
This is a beauty. Not very often you can see butterfly with the leave green color on wingd. Very good details and sharpness. Well composed.

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