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Papilio machaon

Papilio machaon
Photo Information
Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 300s, 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-02 1:28
Viewed: 2754
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly is present throughout the entire Palearctic region, ranging from Russia to China and Japan, (including the Himalayas and Taiwan), and across into Alaska, Canada, and the United States. In Asia it is reported as far south as Saudi Arabia, Oman, the high mountains of Yemen, and Israel as well.

In Southern Asia it occurs in Pakistan and Kashmir, Northern India, (Sikkim, to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh) Nepal, Bhutan, and northern Myanmar.

This butterfly is widespread in Europe. In the United Kingdom it is limited to a few areas in the Norfolk Broads of East Anglia. It is the UK's largest resident butterfly. The Monarch Danaus plexippus is slightly larger, but is only a rare vagrant.
* It is listed as "Vulnerable" in South Korea and the Austrian Red Data Book, and, also in the Red Data Book of the former Soviet Union.
* The Swallowtail is protected by law in the following countries:

* Papilio machaon machaon is protected by law in six provinces of Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova.
* UK (subsp. brittanicus occurs in the UK, but the law covers all subspecies).


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  • Robb Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 11] (293)
  • [2010-08-02 2:40]

Szia József!
Remek vágás, és szerkesztés!
Színek, és élesség szuper, egy szóval, fantasztikus fotó.
Üdvözlettel, Róbert

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-02 2:54]

Hello Jozsef,
Beautiful photo in perfect sharpness and details. Very nice natural colours. Good DOF and OOF BG.

Ciao Jozsef, great macro of beautiful Papilio machaon, fine details, splendid sharpness, wonderful blurry BG and fantastic colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Jozsef
great picture with good sharpness and beautiful colours
good shot Jozsef
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-02 10:07]

Hello Szabo,
A very fine picture of the Machaon, well composed and with a beautiful blurred background. The colour on the wings is so superb.Best regards Siggi

Hello szabo,

another very good image from you.
Suburp sharpness and details with fin colours.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-02 11:10]

Hello Jozsef,
A fine close capture of a female P. machaon taken from a nice POV in fine side lighting to show with her wings slightly open in a sharp and natural coloured image.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hallo Jozsef,
a superb capture of the Swallowtail, outstanding sharpness and splendid colours, a very pleasing composition with a very beautiful pose of this wonderful butterfly.
Best regards

Hello Szabo,
Beatiful POV and and a impressive hadled of hard ligth!... very good result! TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-08-02 15:21]

Hello Szabo,
What a splendid macro of this beautiful butterfly in splendid colors,sharpness and excellent details.TFS.

Dear Jozsef!

You present us a magnificent picture of a not less magnificent butterfly. It's always a pleasure to look at the design, the colours and the shape of this beautiful insect. Moreover, your picture reveals fine details and your notes are instructive and interesting to read.

Kind regards


HI Jozsef,
A very sharp and detailed photo of this beautiful butterfly. Great notes as well. I like the composition and contrasts. Regards,

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