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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: 2012-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-15 8:29
Viewed: 2445
Points: 38
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Scarce Swallowtail and Ephippiger ephippiger

The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is a Palearctic swallowtail butterfly found in gardens, fields and open woodlands. First described by Linnaeus in 1758, it is found in places with sloe thickets and particularly orchards. It is also called Sail Swallowtail or Pear-tree Swallowtail. The Southern Swallowtail (Iphiclides feisthamelii), is sometimes treated as a subspecies. Despite the name ('scarce'), this swallowtail is quite common.

Ephippiger is a genus described by Berthold in 1827, belonging to the family Tettigoniidae, subfamily Bradyporinae.
n this genus grasshoppers have very small wings, the pronotum resembles a saddle (the Latin name ephippium means 'saddle of horse '). The atrophied wings of Ephippiger species are unfit to flight and only used for the emission of sounds (stridulation).
Species of this genus are mainly present in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.

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Hello Mr.Horia,
Well timing to capture two species in one shot.Good details and colour combination.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

A delightful double subject capture from your archives, neighbour Horia.
Superb clarity and beautiful colours in this well composed shot.
I like the title you have given your picture.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-05-15 8:48]

Hello Horia,
a very beautiful capture,great details,thanks..

Simply superb with beautiful colors


Hallo horia
super good sharpness picture of this beauty
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Horia, great macro of fantastic butterfly, lovely composition with nice flower and other guest on beautiful blurry BG, splendid light, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Great pic Mf Horia. Magnifcient! Impressive light razor details perfect DOF.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-15 12:02]

Hi Horia,a very unusual couple on the scabiosa flower,a lucky meeting that you caught at the top of quality,magnificent details everywhere despite the swallowtail wings position,perfect colors and exposure too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-15 13:07]

Buna Horia,
Superbe detalii , claritate, culori si compozitie ! Norocoasa captura ...nu doar un subiect ci doua .....si amindoua in focus ! O seara frumoasa, Tina


Hello Horia, Fantastic picture. It is not common to see two insects in the same frame. Very well done. JC

Hello Horia

WOW ! you was at the best place the best moment,
both insects with the flower superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, excellent light, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-15 22:01]

Beautiful swallowtail on lovely flower...it took some time to notice the grasshopper..what a luck. fine capture. tfs.

Superb Horia

Hello Horia
Excellent composition of the two species, very good to see the scarce Swallowtail.
Good depth of field, excellent detail and exposure.
regards yiannis

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-16 11:31]

Great picture and moment with the flower, grasshoper and the butterfly Horia!! Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

Another beautiful photo of a butterfly Horia! This time with a cricket! Great photo with very good composition and impressive sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-17 2:02]

Hello Horia,
At first I didn't see the grasshopper and then finally! Amazing encounter of two not so often seen species. Natural and interesting shot.

Hello Horia,
great capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and lovely details. I especially like the beautiful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

O alta fotografie reusita, cu detalii perfecte si culori naturale. O intalnire interesanta as spune....Fluturele este redat cu o claritate impecabila. Numai bine!

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