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Common Yellow Swallowtail

Common Yellow Swallowtail
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies & Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-23 12:25
Viewed: 2996
Points: 4
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Common Yellow Swallowtail
Papilio machaon

The imago typically has yellow wings with black vein markings, and a wingspan of 6 - 8 cm. The hind wings of both sexes have a pair of protruding tails which give the butterfly its common name from the resemblance to the birds of the same name. Just below each tail is a red eye spot.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-23 15:19]

Hi Manyee.Very nice capture of this young Machaon,the colors are very good,but the pic is a bit dark and overbrightened,magnificent composition whit the purple flower in background.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Manyee,
fine capture of this butterfly with good sharpness and nicely opened wings. I also like the vivid colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

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