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Parnassius apollo couple

Parnassius apollo couple
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Copyright: Giorgos Ntachris (GiorDah) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 24] (150)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-10
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-11 12:59
Viewed: 3682
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Apollo or Mountain Apollo (Parnassius apollo), is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found on mountains in Europe usually above 1000m up to 2000m, preferring flowery meadows and mountain pastures. This species is of interest to entomologists due to the variety of subspecies, often only restricted to a specific valley in the alps. Related species can be found all over the world. The caterpillar's favorite food plant is Stonecrop (Sedum).

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Geia sou Giorgo,
Beautiful capture of this couple of Apollo. It is a rare species and you found a couple! Colours and sharpness are excellent. Great memory of summer beauty! Xairetw,

Ciao Giorgos. Best compliments for this lightniong adn top detailed compo. Perfect DOF. Very well done.


Hallo Giorgos
This is a lovely and most peaceful shot. The colours on the wings of the butterflies are so vivid and displays beautifully against the green plants that also serve as a pleasant backdrop. Very good details and lovely composition. The colours in the whole image is really very beautiful, almost festively. Very well done and thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-12 5:15]

Hi Giorgios,a very lucky meeting on your road,what a fantastic couple and what a very good sharpness and focus,the best white balance for the best result too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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