|Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan)
|Date Taken: 2018-08-17|
|Camera: NIKON D810|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-09-27 2:16|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
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.
It is widespread throughout Europe with the exception of the northern parts.
In some years the Scarce Swallowtail is quite abundant. The Scarce Swallowtail is getting rarer as the blackthorn bushes are being cleared. The butterfly is now protected by law in Czech republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Russia and Poland.
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- [2018-09-27 11:06]
Hi Marius,the white of the butterfly is just a bit overexposed,but the composition is great,like your last about the peacock,same field i think....another specie for me in the top 5 of beauties of our countries. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- [2018-09-28 11:05]
An excellent picture of this big one with a perfect background!
Very nice composition too!
Excellent and perfect background for such butterfly photography.
I like your chosen POV. Good clear shot. Details and exposure look good.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend 🙂