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Ruby-Spotted Swallowtail

Ruby-Spotted 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: 2004-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Costa Rica
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths 2, Butterflies of middle America, Swallowtails, Butterflies & Moths 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-18 3:27
Viewed: 6740
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ruby-Spotted Swallowtail
Papilio anchisiades

FW Length: 41-45 mm.

Geographic Range: Widespread and common from sea level to 1400 m on borh slopes, in association with disturbed habitats.

Host Plant (s): Casimiroa edulis, Zanthoxylum, Citrus (Rutaceae).

Unique Characteristics: Probably the most common and abundant swallowtail in Costa Rica, it is present in most habitats throughout the year.

Metamorphosis Time Life (days)
Egg 12
Caterpillar 45
Chrysalis 30-60
Butterfly Life 21
Total Proccess: 108-138


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-18 3:45]

Belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique bien réalisée pour ce beau papillon. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Nice & Well Done !

A very nice capture.
Excellent composition and very good DOF.
A lot of noise in the BG though so I tried a workshop for practice.Hope you dont mind.
Good work,well done.

Excellent composition but sharp soft end noise very high.TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-18 5:09]

Hello Manyee!
It's colourful very nice macro.Lighting,details,BG and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-18 7:14]
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Nice capture. Very nice colors Manyee, well composed and good POV. The BG is nicely OOF, but seems to be a little bit noisy/grainy.


Noisy background and the head is OOF, but an interesting and colourful species. Good composition.

Very nice macro, Manyee.
A bit noisy as mention, the S1 IS is noisy over 100ISO.
Well composed, nice colours and POV.
Well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-18 13:05]

yes Manyee,
I like the very good composition,
the colours are very nice, but it's to noisy,
I think the pov is more on the leaf then on the butterfly, it's just a little,
the dof is exelent and the note is very complete,
So, you did a very good job,
gr. Jaap

Great shot, perhaps a little bit noisy
In a friendly way Christophe

Nice capture Manyee,
great colours and details, the BG noise has been mentioned, and Howards WS explains how to remove it well.
Great POV and well composed.
Thanks for posting

Manyee, Overall this is a nice shot with good details. A tiny bit OE in spots..As stated you could improve the BG with a blur over the BG..TFS!

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2005-06-05 12:52]

Hi Manyee!
Excellent photo.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-26 11:47]

Very beautiful butterfly!
Perfect colours and details!
Very good photo! 5*!

How many beautiful photos you posted Manyee. Thank you for sharing. hallo from Aga

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