|Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas)
|Date Taken: 2010-08-25|
|Camera: Canon EOS 300 D|
|Exposure: f/inf, 1/640 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-05-12 11:26|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Swallowtail caterpillar spends the first part of its life with the appearance of a bird dropping, an effective defence against predators. As the caterpillar grows larger it becomes green with black and orange markings (as seen in the photo). The caterpillar still has a defence against predators in the form of an organ called an osmeterium which consists of retractable, fleshy projections behind its head that can release a foul smell. The Yellow Swallowtail is one of the biggest butterflies found on the island of Crete, reaching a wingspan of up to 10cm. This very common species is present throughout the entire Palearctic region through Russia to China and Japan (including the Himalayas and Taiwan) and across into Alaska and Canada. In Asia it is reported as far South as certain oases in Saudi Arabia and Oman and the high mountains of Yemen. Unlike other swallowtails, this species specialises in using plants of family Umbelliferae, like wild carrot (Daucus carota), wild angelica (Angelica sylvestris), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and hogweeds (Heracleum spp).|
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- [2013-05-12 11:30]
Fantastic caterpillar of Swallowtail....details, colors, all are perfect!!!
And the flower is beautiful!!!
Congratulations for this beauty!
What a fabulous image. Wonderful colours and sharpness with the dof just where it is required. Very well done indeed.
- [2013-05-13 0:04]
Beautiful image of this green caterpillar on the flower...interesting composition and colors. tfs.
Beautiful photograph.Colour combination is really pleasure for eyes.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2013-05-13 3:06]
A very fine picture with lovely colours and a beautiful composition!
Hello Rimantas, This a piece of artwork. Very well done and tfs. JC