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Papilio Palinurus

Papilio Palinurus
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji FinePix S3100
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-09 9:02
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Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Green Moss Peacock or aka. Emerald Swallowtail is a member of the Papilionidae family. It has a wingspan of approximately 9-10cm. It can be found in Neomalaya (i.e. the Malay Peninsula, Sumatro, Borneo and their satellite islands), Palawan and the Philipines. Its main habitat is primary forest. The larval host plants are from the Rutaceae family.

picture taken at Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory Cambridge, Ontario


dew77, ALIRIZA, emmari, limier, TAZ, wallhalla15, metcher, phlr, jeanpaul, livios, peter_stoeckl, coasties, goutham_ramesh, Zeno, firelord, Luc, horia has marked this note useful
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-09 9:18]
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Hello Sky!
Very nice close up.I liked POV,colors,cross framing,details
and sharpness a lot.TFS...:-)

Très belle composition. Ce papillon est fantastique. La lumière est bien dosée.
Félicitations !

Hi Sky,
Marvelous macro. Good details, nice colours and framing. I like POV and composition too. Congratulations...
Well done.
Ali Rıza

Lovely colors on this one.

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-03-09 11:29]

Another excellent shot with extraordinary colors.
Well done for one more time

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-03-09 11:47]

Wooow ! What a superb and interesting butterfly that you have very well captured ! The wings are well open and wonderful. I like the diagonal composition with the 4 parallel grass. Congratulations Sky and thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-03-09 11:56]

The butterfly has tried to blend well with the BG, but you have brought it out really well. Its colours are a fantastic range of greens and blacks which are shown really well.

I really like the composition as well.


Hi Sky,
When seeing the tumbnail, I though you catched it in flight!! Beautiful photo with great light and colors. The edges of the wings look like plastic with those shiny edges.

Hallo Sky,
da hast Du aber auch einen wunderschönen Emerald Peacock erwischt. (Du hast das Männchen - bei mir ist es das Weibchen) Sehr gut freigestellt, tolle Farben und eine sehr gute Schärfe. Danke Dir für das tolle Foto. - Ich freue mich schon auf weitere Aufnahmen von Dir.

This is a beautiful batterfly and a great shot Sky.
Excelent composition and great colors. Love the POV and the BG.

Hi, Sky.
Very beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharpness and details. Well composed, with nice colors.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-09 17:11]

Such a beauty!
Wonderful Papilionidae!
Very good "metalic" colours!
Excellent POV and DOF!
Keep on going and TFS!

Bonjour Sky
Il est très joli ce papillon , on dirait que ses couleurs sont fluoet phosphorescentes.Beau cadrage et beau BG
Bravo et merci

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-09 18:58]

Sky, lovely shades of green indeed. I like composition and sharpness a lot.

A pleasure to check.


Hallo Sky,
sehr elegante Komposition Grün in Grün,
die kleinen roten Augenflecke liefern den perfekten kleinen Kontrapunkt.
Idealer Hintergrund mit wundervoller Dynamik der geschwungenen Blätter.
Sehr schöne Arbeit! Gratulation!
Mit Dank und Gruß

Hi Sky

Wow... what a pretty butterfly. You have captured this very well. Lovely light, good depth of colour, excellent DoF. Crisp, clear and sharp. Congrats!

Hi Sky,
Very nice shot on this beautiful butterfly,
great details, nice colours and very good composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-11 7:32]

Bonjour Sky!

Très belle composition,l'harmonie des couleurs entre l'herbe,le papillon et le Bg est parfaite. Félicitations pour la netteté et le bel exposition des couleurs.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-13 9:53]

Very nice swallowtail ! I'm sure I've seen it before...:-) Very nicely done. Sharp, well exposed, excellent background. Thanks Sky.


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-16 13:26]

Hi Sky.
Great capture, fantastic color butterfly,excellent pose and composition, very nice colors and details, is a good photo.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-17 19:55]
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Hi Sky
Wonderful capture of this really beautiful butterfly. Wow!
Brilliant composition with the lines created by the palm leaf. Great POV with magnificent colour. DOF is perfect and the details are absolute fantastic. Exposure & lighting is perfect. The only nit to the photo, and that is not your fault, is that the lobe on the left wing is missing.
Great work. TFS.

Hi Sky,
Wow , great picture of this beautiful butterfly. I have seen a similar butterfly in westren ghats of india , it is called "Banded Peacock", superb picture

Goutham R

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-08 9:52]

Hi Sky,

Green butterflys are not often seen. The combination of colours in this photo is wonderful. Also the light shining through the wings is great.


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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-05-09 19:44]

Hello Sky,
Just one word PERFECT !

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-16 3:15]

Hi Sky

I was looking through you very beautiful gallery, trying to get some inspiration for mine :), when i saw this superb thing. I couldn't just go by it without say anything.
It is simply splendid! I wish we had such species in Romania, too :(
The photo itself is also great, with very good POV, colors, sharpness, framing and composition.

Bravo and TFS

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-13 17:33]

Hola Sky:
Excelente macro de esta bella mariposa. Muy lindos colores y detalles en esta compo.

bonjour sky
en passant par votre presentation j'ai vu ce superbe papillon que j'avais loupé lors de sa diffusion.
DOF et netteté tres bons,mais ce qui me plais le plus ce sont les formes et surtout les couleurs du papillon.

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