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Love in May....

Love in May....
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-04 10:34
Viewed: 2210
Points: 32
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Papilio machaon
The Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail (a common name applied to all members of the family). It is the type species of the genus Papilio and occurs throughout the Palearctic region in Europe and Asia; it also occurs across North America, and thus, is not restricted to the Old World, despite the common name.

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Ciao Horia, nice see you again on TN, my old friend, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Welcome back MF Horia! Fantastic mating under the light of may! Perfect sharp and details. Wonderful colours.


Bine ai revenit Horia! Detalii si culori impecabile ca de obicei.
Bine surprinsa perechea....o captura excelenta.

Hello Mr.Horia,
First time in your profile attracting by this splendid picture.
very sharp focus on subject with splendid light made it attractive.Sharpness and details on wings are really eye catching.Timing is great too.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture from mother nature,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-04 12:11]

Hi Horia,
Very nice shot of this beautiful butterflies.
Gorgeous colours and excellent sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-05-04 12:15]

Lovely capture, Hria!

Beautiful colors, details, light, and composition.

Well done, indeed!

Enjoy the weekend,


Hallo Horia
great to see you
and with a very good picture
great details and beautiful colours with super sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-04 15:35]

Hi Horia,a very lucky meeting,i never seen a machaon couple mating in my life and this is really beautiful,great capture whit fine details and perfect exposure.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

I welcome you back after an absence of more than two years, Horia.
You must have noticed that we have 10 to 15 postings a day now on TN and that too by people you can count on your finger-tips. So more the reason for an old sticker-on like me to sit up in pleasant surprise to find you posting again.
Your mint fresh picture of these mating Swallowtails is a treat for the eyes. What a lovely composition!
Keep posting and all the best!


Hello Horia
a beautiful mating picture of this Papilio machaon.
superb colour and composition.

Hello Horia

Welcome back to TN, the last time was long time ago !
and I see that you have the new Nikon D7100,
great macro of these lovers, with fine POV
to show their mating action and patterns,
excellent light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hi Horia,

Very nice POV and biological capture of these papillionids in copula. Think your focus was excellent ... not sure why you shrapened so much in post processing? Maybe ease off and produce a softer image of both plants and butterflies.

Best wishes,


Always a great moment to come across a butterflies mating. You share this scene in a sharp and clear photo. Thanks.

Hi Horias
You managed to take a very fine picture of mating Macaons, congrats.
Nice natural colours, decent sharpness and a nice blurry BG.
Well done.


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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-09 13:15]

Buna seara Horia,
O captura de zile mari :-) cu culori si lumina superbe ! O realizare plina de viata ! Tina

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