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Papilio machaon

Papilio machaon
Photo Information
Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D7100, AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Hoya HMC Super 62 mm UV(0)
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Horia's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-19 4:48
Viewed: 1295
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon), is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the Common Yellow Swallowtail or, simply, The Swallowtail (a common name applied to all members of the family). It is the type species of the genus Papilio and occurs throughout the Palearctic region in Europe and Asia; it also occurs across North America, and thus is not restricted to the Old World, despite the common name.

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Hello Horia,
The swallowtail butterfly is well presented in an effective diagonal. The wing's symmetry and design is enhanced by the optimum exposure, and the antenna's clublike features are emphasized. The supporting thistle-like purple flowers provide a handsome smooth background. TFS.

Perfect pic great focus and details . Congratulations .

se pare ca azi a fost ziua fluturilor
claritatea este exceptionala

O zi frumoasa!

Hi Horia,

Splendid macro shot of the adorable Old World Swallowtail butterfly!
The way you presented the position of the butterfly is very nice. I like natural colors of the butterfly taken with great sharpness and from a well-chosen POV. Very well seen!

best greetings,
Paras Bhalla

Hi Horia,

A well-composed and very beautiful macro shot! The colors and details are simply superb. Great work.


Hi Horia,

well captured, nice sharp details. good dof, colors and macro. loved the angle.
thanks for sharing.


  • Great 
  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-08-19 7:55]

Hi Horia,

Excellent macro, sharpness and details are great.
Beautifull colors. Good job.
Best regards

Hi Friend...
Beautiful Maceo work...
Nice colors, beautiful composition...

Hi Horia
Perfect ,great clarity macro shot.
Beautiful colours,excellent sharpnes and details.

hey Horia
very nice capture
nice colors and details

Hi Horia,
WOW, this is absolutely perfect!! I often see butterfly shots with soft focus on the tips of their wings, but this one looks very well focused and clear throughout. The colours are nice and vivid too. I quite like the bokeh effect background here, the lighting is superb too. So many great things I could say about this shot, such a wonderful addition to your gallery. Have to add this to my favourites. Well done.


Good shot, excellent macro, beautiful butterfly macaon, good composition, hugs

Ciao Horia

I like the point of view and the
position of the butterfly!
The insect stands out well and
gives a 3-D impression,
good colour palette...



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