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Papilio machaon 2011


Papilio machaon 2011
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-03
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Just perfect! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-07-04 9:16
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Papilio machaon

Linneus 1758

Nome Volgare: Macaone

Famiglia: Papilionidae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 32-45

Descrizione: Il Macaone una farfalla della famiglia delle Papilionidae, famiglia prevalentemente tropicale, di cui solo 9 specie presenti in Italia.
Con i suoi circa 8 centimetri di apertura alare massima, non difficile incontrarla e notarla soprattutto nelle campagne o in collina dall'inizio della primavera (periodo in cui le crisalidi sfarfallano), fino ad autunno inoltrato. Elegante ed agile nel volo, il maschio anche difensore del proprio territorio; se vi capitasse di vederne due che volteggiano vicini in audaci acrobazie, probabilmente uno sta cercando di cacciare l'altro.
Presenta il tipico comportamento da Butterfly Hilltopping, ovvero cerca di volare sopra il punto pi alto del terreno in cui si trova (dominio).

Maschio: Colore giallo con nervature e ampi disegni trasversali neri. Fascia postdiscale contenente una sfumatura gialla nelle anteriori e blu nelle posteriori. Grossa macchia arancio nell'angolo anale delle posteriori. Bordo esterno delle posteriori dentato con una coda in corrispondenza della terza nervatura mediana.

Femmina: simile al maschio ma generalmente pi grande

Rovescio: colore giallo con disegni simili al dritto, ma decisamente pi chiari.

Bruco: verde con anelli neri punteggiati di giallo, si nutre di Apiaceae, come ad esempio il finocchio e la carota. Se disturbato, estroflette da dietro la testa un paio di ghiandole a forma di corno (osmaterium), che emettono un odore repellente che tiene lontani i predatori.

Distribuzione: Europa, Asia temperata e Giappone, regioni artiche e sub-artiche del Canada e degli Stati Uniti, tutta Italia.

Habitat: specie termofila si rinviene nei prati dal livello del mare al piano montano e cacuminale fino a circa 2500 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: Tre con sfarfallamenti in aprile-maggio, giugno-luglio e agosto-settembre.

Piante nutrici: Daucus carota, Foeniculum vulgare, Pastinaca sativa Ruta graveolens

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Wow Mr.Silvio Sorcini! WOW ...this is certainly a special presentation from you! Now can you see how "cool" f/11 can be here! Bravo, love the impeccable brightness, the contrast levels and the amazing detail on this beautiful creature's wings! Awesome depth of field and clarity ....one of your best .... NO...one of the best image of this butterfly in Treknature in my opinion! Bravo!!!!!
Regards,
George Veltchev

Hi Silvio,
I agree with George. This is a spectacular shot! Amazing warm colours. Excellent point of view. All your composition is perfect.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Fine capture of this swallowtail my friend Silvio. I like the rich colors and beautiful vivid details in this beautiful framing. Great capture and well done!
Have a great week - Jusni

Hello Silvio,
A beautiful shot of this butterfly, Nice sharp focus, The clarity and colours of the wings are wonderful, Amazing and very pleasant image!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

Ciao Silvio,

Wwwow what a fabulous sensational capture of this beautiful Butterfly my friend, spectacular sharpness with amazing detail, splendid exposure and superb natural colours, Bravo Silvio, great shot my man,
Best regards,

Pauly.

hello Silvio
super sharpness and good details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Sorry i can gice no more smile,s after 6 times

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-04 10:06]

Amazing macro with superb colors and great details
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

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  • corjan3 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
  • [2011-07-04 10:09]
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Hello Silvio,
I am glad I did not miss this one! What a fabulous image with wonderful colours, shapes, sharpness and composition! And amazing DOF at this magnification! Very well done indeed my friend. It is such a great pleasure to view. Congratulations and best wishes.
Neels

PS: I see I have run out of smileys but I HAVE to post this now. Like Lou I also wonder why after not so many critiques.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-07-04 10:25]

Dear friend Silvio,
What a outstanding shot! Really a breathtakink shot! You must be very proud because your pic is perfect.LOvely colors, amzing sharpness and very elegant composition.Wow! Molto bella farfalla!!!TFS
Nice evening!
aNa

Hello Silvio,
A beautiful butterfly in all its glory. Beautiful composition and wonderful blurred colorful background. Bravo!
Regards
Lucja

Hello Silvio,
Wonderful capture taken with vivid colours, excellent sharp details and good OOF BG. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-04 10:38]

Hi Silvio,
Splendid photo of this Papilio machaon, great colors and details, TFS!

Ciao Silvio,
Si tratta di un gran tiro di questa farfalla, maestro! ... Bravo! ... Estrepitosa!!! Inmaculada!... Grazie!... Saluti!
Jess

Ciao Silvio. Diretto discendente di quello che l'anno passato ci ha fatto impazzire...... Colori e lcue fenomenali. Ottimo dettaglio ed eccellente nitidezza. Davvero un lavoro egregio.

Roberto

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  • Kasek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 13 N: 50] (284)
  • [2011-07-04 10:58]

Hello Silvio.
I am impressed by fact that you found this pretty butterfly and it's in such a beautiful pose! You got here some really amazing colors my friend, excellent contrast and details. I love swallowtails, mostly because they are rare and really big, but they are so beautiful insects, lovely colors and their tails make them amazing insects. Well done Silvio well done!

Best regards,
Kasek.

Fantastic photo Silvio! The POV, the composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Ciao Silvio,
il macaone sempre il macaone e tu hai reso onore alla sua straodinaria bellezza con una magnifica immagine piena di luci e di colori, con ottima nitidezza e una composizione perfetta
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-04 11:52]

Hello Silvio,
Excellent photo and amazing beautiful colours. Fantastic sharpness and deatils. Great DOF with this splendid BG.
Regards,
Peter

Silvio, what an amazing shot this is. Excellent capture. Bill

Hallo Silvio
Absolutely wonderful photography and a feast to the eyes. Pleasant, almost full framed composition and excellent point of view. Bravo my friend, bravo! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous butterfly with all its wonderful colours and markings. It was a pleasure to add a smiley to this macro. Best regards.
Anna

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-04 12:48]

Hello Silvio,
Excellent close capture of this Papilio machaon that stands out very nicely from the background. Lovely sharp details, beautiful colours and well composed.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Silvio,
Il soggetto uno di quelli che ci mette tanto di suo ma tu gli hai offerto una fotografia strepitosa! Colori, luci e nitidezza super.
Questa farfalla stupenda... ogni volta che l'ho incontrata stata un emozione.
Complimenti
Manuel

A superb capture Silvio,colours and detail are first class.
The out of focus background gives the image an almost 3D effect.

Hello Silvio

The light is excellent, the colors tones beautiful,
excellent macro shot with fine POV,
great focus sharpness details, excellent contrast,

TFS

Asbed

Ciao Silvio
Scatto eccezzionale come sempre, belli i particolari come i colori, ottima MAF e ottimo BG.
Ciao eGrazie Nico

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-04 15:49]

Grande Silvio! Stavolta la specie era comune e il braccio non ti e' tremato per l'emozione..ehhe...sicuramente una delle tue migliori foto,nulla da eccepire! Buon Martedi',Luciano

Hello Silvio,

An impressive butterfly, as well as an impressive capture!
The insect is very well presented, with pin sharp details in the wing pattern and superb colour reproduction...

Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-05 0:13]

Hello Silvio,
really a pretty top shot. Exciting colors well retained and the pattern is so lovely. Very well presented shot of topview.
Well done and congratulations.

Regards,
Foozi

sempre bello vedere il macaone, ottima la ripresa di schiena con dei colori molto belli e saturi,

complimenti Silvio per la foto,

ciao, buona giornata,

tino

Hi Silvio,
Very nice caught of view with beautiful colors and light,
nice contrast presented with a beautiful frame,
good sharpness too,
Georg

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-05 8:03]

Hi Silvio.
Amazing colorful picture. Perfect pose of this beautiful butterfly, excellent sharp details. I really like brightness and contrast colors. Exceptional presentation of this Papilion. Superb work! Thanks and have a nice day.
Best regards
Milos.

Ciao Silvio, grande immagine con una luce veramente molto bella. Spettacolare inoltre il macaone. Un saluto, Paolo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-05 12:34]

Bonsoir Silvio,
Tous mes compliments pour cette belle image de Machaon. Un exemplaire superbe dans un environnement naturel. Bravo!
Bonne soire
Anne

Hi Silvio,
Wow this is an amazing butterfly. The colors are truely amazing. I even like the background. Perfect.
Denis.

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