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Apollo II

Apollo II
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7i
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-18 1:52
Viewed: 4801
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think it's one of the most beautiful butterflies in Europe. I've seen it only once but now I know why it's endangered species. When I've met this butterfly it was so lazy but eminent - just like a king ;-)
I think in all countries in Europe it's protected species.
Caterpilars fees on different species of Sedum - usually Sedum album.

Local names:
PL: Niepylak apollo
UK: Apollo
SK: Jasoň červenooký
CZ: Jasoň červenooký
ES: Mariposa Apollo
FR: Apollon
DE: Apollofalter
SE: Apollofjäril
NO: Apollo
FI: Apollo
DK: Apollo
NL: Apollovlinder

If you would like to know more about this species - just visit my website ;-)

Another shot of the same butterfly is here.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-18 5:01]

Hi Chris,
beautiful image, and yes I have to say you right this is one of the most beautiful Butterflies.
I especially like the POV and the colors in this composition.
Sharpness, details and DOF are wonderful. Very well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-18 6:16]

Hi Chris,
Another magnificent butterfly shot and this really looks like the most beautiful of all. Very impressive sharpness and colours and the backlighting on its wings make them glow. The fact that it is an endangered species makes this shot even more commendable. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-18 7:27]

Hi Chris.
You managed to capture an amazing specimen of butterflies. I like how well you have reflected its fluffy body and transparent wings. DOF is superb asl we asl the colours, BG is fantastic. Bravo and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-18 8:09]

Hello Chris,
I really love this butterfly and it is very rare here too. It only occurs along a small stretch of the Baltic Coast and on the Isle of Gotland. You've managed to get a very nice close shot here showing great details of the nearly transparent wings and the beautiful pattern. Lovely colours too and a fine soft background that makes it stand out.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-18 10:03]

hello Chris
well close-up working on this beautiful Apollo
i like composition, point of view, blurry background, depth of field, colours,sharpness and note
thanks for sharing

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-03-18 10:05]

Hello Chris,
you show an 'old' sharp and brilliant picture of P. apollo.
The hairy body and the wing scales are nicely seen.
Cropping is a bit close, in my opinion.
Best wishes, Peter

Very cool shot...wonderful how well you exposed the white in the bright sunlight. Very artistic composition. Great colors. Good stuff!

Bonjour Chris
Bravo pour la pose de cet 'Apollo', les teintes sont très belles.
Il est très très rare en France.
On ne le voit que dans l'extrême sud est.
à bientôt

Hello Chris,
a fantastic capture of the Apollo, i like this colourful composition, very good sharpness and lighting, vivid colours.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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