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Desert Swallowtail in Sinai

Desert Swallowtail in Sinai
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1992-04-17
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-14 10:03
Viewed: 7488
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful butterfly (Papilio saharae saharae) was found on a sagebrush shrublet in Mt Um Shumar, 1900 m. (southern Sinai highlands). It was freezing cold so it did not move. It is amazing how similar this species is compared with the common swallowtail (Papilio machaon).

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Excellent shot! The colours are vivid and impressive. Optimal focusing. Bravo!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-14 14:39]

This is beautiful Ori. Wonderful shot of this butterfly. Excelent details, colours and composition. Very clear background.
I loved it.
Very well done.

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-06-14 16:22]

Beautiful! It is indeed almost undistinguishable from P. machaon. Thanks for sharing. We learned something today, thanks to you...

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-14 20:49]

Beautiful clear shot of that butterfly, Ori. The details are very sharp, the exposure is perfect, and the composition is excellent. TFS. : )

What a beautiful specimen.. The focus is good, and the butterfly stands out very nicely against the blue/grey background. Thank you for sharing this !

the comments of the others say it all. I love it.

Very good shot. Great POV and very good details.
Good visual impact. TFS.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-04 12:38]

Simply wonderful!
5* photo!
We have a similar species in my country, Portugal: Papilio machon (linnaeus, 1758)
It's from the Papilionidae family too.

This is a very beautiful picture. Frozen, i'd say. Thanks, Paul

Beautiful butterfly. Papilio saharae saharae...
Shot not in garden. This is positive.
Nice work

Hej Ori!
Piekny motyl. Uwieczniles jego piekny wzor. Podobaja mi sie kolory, ostrosc i kadr.
Pozdrawiam cieplutko - Roma

Excelente captura con muy buen enfoque

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  • MarcT (6)
  • [2007-07-29 7:33]

The colours are just superb


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