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Copyright: Matt Berry (rodosranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 347] (2101)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 12:44
Viewed: 4186
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
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Papilio machaon
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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-12 12:47]

Hi Matt,

A great shot of this colorfull swallowtail,well captured with good focus and exposure,


Hola Matt.
Una bella imagen de esa mariposa.muy buena luz y un fondo que le va muy bien.Saludos.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-12 12:49]

Heureusement que les papillons laissent parfois leurs ailes grandes ouvertes. Ceci permet de faire des photos bien nettes.
Bonne journée.

A superb picture of this Papilio! The diagonal composition, details and the colors are too good. I liked those cruled up tails :-)
Goutham R

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-12 13:07]

Hi Matt

This is truely superb!
What a great picture of this beautiful swallowtail!
The POV here is jusr perfect and it shows all the beaty of its wings with all those lovely colors and patterns.
The details are razor-sharp and i also love the DOF here - that blurres the BG very nicely.
Excellent exposure and exceptional composition!
All-in-all an impeccable job!

Bravo and TFS

hello MAT
image excellente de ce makaon, les couleurs sont splendides et beaucoup de détails
bravo +++
amitiès et merci

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-02-12 13:21]

I only have to say: This is PERFECT!

Hi Matt,
Just critiqued the previous post which is also a butterly image.
This one is well photographed too; especially the middle part and the sharp antenna are outstanding...


Sharp, contrasty, vibrant colours, great POV. Need I go on Matt?! It's technically perfect.

Very well done


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-12 15:25]

Hallo Matt,
you show a nice and sharp picture of machaon, well focused and clearly contrasting against the background. Obviously, the specimen had slight diffulties to unfold and develop its wings. There are some distortions at the hindwing margin including the 'tails'.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-12 15:42]

Excellent details and focus to capture the beauty of this butterfly Matt.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, sharpness, DOF, focus, colors, background, lighting, framing.

I don't like it: the lack of the values of the image and notes.

I like the point of view and the elected framing for the presentation.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-12 17:09]

Hi Matt,
Perfect capture of this Papilio. POV, details, pose and bg are spot on.
TFS, José M.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-12 20:14]

Hi Matt,
Wow, what a beauty you have captured. Superb colours and sharpness. Wonderful DOF and POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-02-12 21:19]

Hi Matt, this is a very clear and sharp presentation of this butterfly. It is all 'in focus'. It's a very beautiful shot of this splendid butterfly - well done,

Hi Matt

Wow..... impressive shot! This is simply perfect in every way.... congrats! :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-13 1:39]

Perfect POV, Matt, exposing ultra sharp details and wonderful lgiht and exposure.
The colors and markings are superb. Well managed DOF helps the butterfly to really stand out from the OOF BG. TFS. : )

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-02-13 3:04]

Hi Matt,

Great picture of this butterfly.
Great color, position, sharpness and background.


Matt this is excellent, sharp detail and great POV clean background nice clarity TFS rgds Necip.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-13 8:07]

Hi Matt,
quel beau spécimen, la qualité graphique est vraiment exceptionnelle.
Parfaite utilisation de l'envergure du papillon, excellentes couleurs.


Gorgeous shot of the swallowtail. A very sharp image with fantastic colors. Nice job Matt. :)

Thanks for your visit and frank critique on my recent picture, Matt.
I appreciate it.
I am not much into snakes, so I thought I would go for a butterfly for my return visit.
This image of a Swallowtail establishes your credentials as a photographer of immense talent. It was a great pleasure to look at it.

Nice to make your acquaintance and thanks again for your visit.

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