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Papilio machaon


Papilio machaon
Photo Information
Copyright: Maurizio Dalla Via (maurydv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-10-02 1:26
Viewed: 3958
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Papilio machaon (Linnaeus 1758)
Old World Swallowtail (inglese)
Machaon papillon (francese)

Ordine Lepidoptera
Super famiglia Papilionoidea
Famiglia Papilionidae
Sottofamiglia Papilioninae
Genere Papilio

Per informazioni su:

Papilionidae

Papilio machaon


La fotografia
E’ stata scattata con il teleobiettivo 300 mm., con misurazione della luce spot, regolazione manuale del tempo e del diaframma. Si tratta di un macaone con una livrea dai colori ben marcati: probabilmente un soggetto della seconda generazione che da poco ha sfarfallato. Questo macaone si posava di preferenza sulle foglie degli alberi, ma abbastanza basso.

L’immagine ha tonalità calde e leggermente saturata. In WORKSHOP la stessa immagine con un altro programma di elaborazione.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-02 1:29]

Hello Maurizio,
Lovely capture of this Swallowtail from a nice POV. Sharp details of the wings and lovely colours. Fine soft background too.
Many thanks and regards,
Siggi

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-02 1:31]

Hello You are my neighbor today. Very nice shot and good view. Coverage on the focus is very fine. Good sharpness too. Ganesh

Hola Maurizio, buen macro, una toma nitida, con buen detalle.
Buena exposición y color. Un saludo

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-10-02 3:06]

Hello Maurizio,
a nice picture of a beautiful and fresh specimen of machaon. Great sharpness of the
entire wing surface and also of the left antenna. The right one is hardly visible in the shadow.
Best wishes, Peter

Nice capture here, Maurizio. Great details and I love the angle on this, too. You might consider cropping a bit from the top, because I think the contrast in the top tends to draw the viewers eyes away from the beautiful subject.
Mike

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-02 3:28]

Hello Maurizio,
We only seldom see this beauty here but I expect they're quite common in Italy. This is a lovely capture showing great sharpness and true colours. Very well composed too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-02 4:00]

hi maurizio,
lovely butterfly, well caputred in this soft lighting with good details and colors. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hi Maurizio,
Perfect macro shot of this beauty with grat details. Thie diagonal composition is also splendid. TFS.
Cheers,

Bayram

Hi Maurizio

Excellent shot of this beautiful species. Looks like he's lost an antanae.
excellent sharpness and composition. Great POv an dOF.

Chris

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-02 10:41]

Hi Maurizio,

A wonderful shot of this Swallowtail showing off all its beauty. The colors and wing markings are magnificent. Exceptionally fine details and textures. You captured this butterfly in a perfect open-winged position. A fantastic diagonal composition.

Jane

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-02 11:40]

Hello Maurizio,
Wonderful sharp detailed photo of this Swallowtail in an excellent composition. Very beautiful natural colours.
Great POV and BG.
Regards,
Peter

Ariciao Maurizio, di questa invece ne ho viste e fotografate tante, ma mi fa sempre piacere vedere la nostra più grande farfalla, grande dominatrice dei cieli, questo poi è proprio fresco fresco, bello, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-02 14:45]

Hi Maurizio,
stunning shot of this Swallowtail.
You've captured loads of detail in the wings.
Very good composition.
Excellent lighting.

Well done my friend!

Joe

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-02 19:29]

Hello Maurizio,
WOW, just outstanding work on the incredibly beautiful image, thank you.
Rick

Ciao Maurizio
bella foto ricca di colori e di vividi dettagli per questo fantastico macaone. E' molto che sono alla sua caccia e sfortunatamente ancora non sono riuscito ad immortalarne uno. Il tuo è ripreso stupendamente con un'eccellente messa a fuoco sullo sfondo molto morbido
Gran lavoro
Livio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-03 6:34]

Ciao Maurizio,
This is an impressive open-wing capture of P. machaon taken from a great POV with fine sharpness and ligting with every part clearly visible except the right antenna that is in the shade.
A beautiful image Maurizio,
Grazie e complimenti,
Ciao,
Ivan

Hi Maurizio
Excellent pose with very good details...TFS.
Kind regards,
Leyla.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-03 18:07]

Hello Maurizio! Incredible shot of this butterfly, a very beautiful image done with a very strong technique! thanks!

Mario

Hello Maurizio
Wonderful image of this beautiful swallowtail. Colours and pattern well captured. TFS.
Greetings,

Deniz

Hello Maurizio

Bella foto!
Absolutely beautiful with sharp focus and detail.
The POV ,open wing pose and DOF are excellent.
Wonderful natural and vivid colours.
Great job.
TFS

Wolf

Never tire of looking at this beautiful butterfly, Maurizio.
This a technically superb capture and not a thing is out of place in this masterly shot.
Being a healthy specimen, the wings of this butterfly are very attractive.
Thanks and regards.

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-04 4:20]

Bonjour Maurizio,
Il me semble qu'il y a beaucoup de machaons sur ton chemin! Tu es vraiment très chanceux. L'image est simple, sans fioritures et le papillon semble presque planer. Couleurs naturelles que j'apprécie toujours beaucoup.
Un grand merci et bonne fin de semaine
Anne

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-04 6:50]

Hello Maurizio,
a very superb shot of the butterfly.
Very sharp and detailed shot.
Lovely colours indeed.
Excellent clarity with nice blurry bckground.
the composition in its diagonal is great.

Regards,
Foozi

Hi Maurizio!

This is a very nice picture, so sharp and well exposed. The butterfly is magnificent, and you have put it so well on stage. I'm also impressed by the richness of the details and the very interesting and instructive notes.

Kind regards

Markus

Hello Maurizio. This papilio is so beautiful. The markings on the wings are so sharp and very good clarity. The perch and framing is very well taken care of. I like the shallow depth and the muted background. Very good top class shot. Best regards. Jusni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-07 12:12]

Ciao Maurizio,sono tornato dalle vacanze giusto in tempo per vedere questa fantastica immagine!!Sono senza parole,davvero il top della perfezione!!Ma sti maledetti si mettono in posa solo per gli altri e mai per me? eheheh....bravissimo,i 2 punti non sono abbastanza,meriti un bel 10 e lode,ciao ,Luciano

Hello Maurizio,

Impressive details in the wing pattern!
The silky-crisp texture is very well reproduced, looks most natural...
A well composed presentation of this fine macro, great colour palette!

Greetings,
Pablo -

hai maury,
Perfect shot!!! composition is too good,...picture has come out well with a matching background.
TFS,
mukundh

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