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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 6:10
Viewed: 3457
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies which form the family Papilionidae. There are at least 550 species, and though the majority are tropical, members of the family are found on all continents except Antarctica. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world, the birdwing butterflies of Australia (genus Ornithoptera).[1]

Swallowtails differ from all other butterflies in a number of anatomical traits. Most notably, their caterpillars possess a unique organ behind their heads, called the osmeterium. Normally hidden, this forked structure can be everted when the caterpillar is threatened, and emits smelly secretions containing terpenes. The adults are often tailed, giving the insect its name.

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Hello Marjan,
They are beautiful insects, very elegant and colorful! You captures it nicely with it opened wings and beautiful shadow on the ground. This is superb! Thanks,

Hej Marjan,
this is a beautiful butterfly, one of my fav's.
You have captured it with fine detials and lovely colours.
I like the composition and POV.
Well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-19 9:50]

Hi Marjan,
Splendid shot of this pretty swallowtail. Immaculate sharpness, clear details, nice colours and fine focus. Excellent POV to portray it and a precise DOF. The BG is superb and the shadow is a special bonus. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Marjan,
You managed the sunlight well in this exposure. The colors and detail look very good. A perfect looking specimen.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-20 7:49]

Hello Marjan,
this composition is so lovely, I do like the POV and the angle. The DOF is spot on on the butterfly yet leaves the rest of the photo nicely OOF. Very well done.

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