I'm ging away for holidays, see youon the end of August
Vulgar Name: Machaon
Length of front wing mm. 32-45
Note: The Swallowtail is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae, mostly tropical family, of which only 9 species present in Italy.
With its wingspan of about 8 inches maximum, it is not difficult to meet her and to notice especially in the countryside or in the hills from early spring (the period in which the pupae flicker), until late autumn. Stylish and agile in flight, the male is also defender of its territory; if you happen to see two patrolling nearby in daring stunts, probably one is trying to oust the other.
Shows the typical behavior Butterfly hilltopping, or tries to fly above the highest point of the terrain in which it is located (domain).
Male: Yellow with ribs and large cross-sectional designs blacks. Postdiscale band containing a yellow tinge in the front and blue in the rear. Large patch of orange in the anal rear. The outer edge of the rear toothed with a tail at the third midrib.
Female: Similar to male but generally larger
Reverse: yellow with designs similar to the straight, but definitely lighter.
Caterpillar: green with yellow rings dotted with blacks, feeding on Apiaceae, such as fennel and carrot. If disturbed, estroflette from behind the head a couple of horn-shaped glands (osmaterium), which emit a repulsive odor that repels predators.
Distribution: Europe, temperate Asia and Japan, arctic and sub-arctic Canada and the United States, Italy.
Habitat: thermophilic species is found in the meadows from sea level to mountain level and cacuminal up to about 2500 meters above sea level
Generations per year: Tre with a flicker in April-May, June-July and August-September.
Plants suckler: Daucus carota, Foeniculum vulgare, parsnip Ruta graveolens
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snunney (94993) 2014-08-09 4:42
A wonderful capture of this fleeting moment. Perfectly exposed with superb colours and detail. Bon voyage!
npecanhuk (73530) 2014-08-09 4:59
Very beautiful butterfly!
Very attractive picture!
Sharp fg, blurred bg, colors, exposure and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your holidays,
Nicou (136270) 2014-08-09 6:44
quelle macro et image quel papillon noir et blanc avec ce dessin sur ces ailes superbe vue et captage
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (29259) 2014-08-09 6:55
Amazing detail on this beautiful little creature, the color touches in its wings are so delicate and you managed to capture them perfectly. Really fine composition too, and the depth of field is perfect. Very nicely done. Have a great holiday!
Sergiom (73536) 2014-08-09 7:19
Tu n'as pas manqué ton coup avec cette macro. Le papillon est de toute beauté et ton point de vue fait bien ressortir les nuances et les couleurs avec un très beau fond flou.
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-09 7:36
Very lovely capture!
The sharpness is perfect!
I like it!
mayjayne (5396) 2014-08-09 8:29
Nice and detailed close up shot! Happy holidays!
saxo042 (37792) 2014-08-09 8:42
A very impressive photo, such marvellous sharpness and colours. An outstanding macro capture and an even more interesting note!
cornejo (39437) 2014-08-09 10:50
Ciao Silvio, Eccellente macro di questa bella e interessante farfalla, splendidamente catturato in questa foto interessante con una buona nitidezza, luce, colore e qualità. Molto buono e interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti mio amico. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bel lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e felice Domenica.
I migliori auguri da sud della Spagna.
mesutilgim (92414) 2014-08-09 11:38
Hello dear Silvio,
Something different in your gallery ! Veyr nice this macro shot with good layout and perfect sharpness.
A real wonder of mother natüre.
TFS and have a nice weekend
dekanski (4779) 2014-08-09 12:52
Although I am not lover of such photos (although I sometimes record similar), this macro is fantastic.
Have a nice Sunday
carlo62 (43611) 2014-08-09 16:35
dire cotta e mangiata di una farfalla, mi sembra alquanto irrispettoso...
Bella posa, mi sembra una farfalla molto fiera e arzilla, splendida nella sua posizione, fantastici i dettagli, bellissimi i colori.
Sei sempre molto bravo in questo...sport.
rychem (32321) 2014-08-09 21:33
A masterpiece from you, fantastic macro shot and fantastic butterfly, compliments
lousat (87220) 2014-08-10 1:52
Ciao Silvio,un bel macaone in una cattura perfetta,con dettagli e colori al top per chuidere la tua FATICOSA stagione lavorativa,questo flying away mi fa' sospettare che prenderai l'aereo e ti allontanerai dalle coste adriatiche o mi sbaglio? In ogni caso,buone vacanze! Luciano.
danos (94346) 2014-08-10 2:36
excellent the close up view of the colourful butterfly with the light and the colour management to brings out the details of it.
Have a good holidays,Danos
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-10 4:30
What a superb study of nature! Your DOF, sharpness and exposure were executed perfectly to get such a wonderful result. Very well done!
Have a nice afternoon,
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-10 4:35
Excellent nature shot. Love the details, great colours. The shallow DOF makes this one stand out. Bon vogage and have fun on vacation.
marabu61 (10273) 2014-08-10 6:06
Enjoy your holidays and I hope you come back with lots of new impressions and pictures for us.
Suberbe macro of this beautiful butterfly, pin sharp and well exposed.
have a great time
eldancer1 (35551) 2014-08-10 7:25
Awesome macro of this butterfly! Details are so sharp with wonderful colors. I like the tight cropping. Well done, tfs.
berek (47402) 2014-08-10 20:09
What a wonderful butterfly . I can see all details on your picture. Well done
Have a nice week
ourania (41322) 2014-08-11 2:26
bellissima farfalla, un vero modello. Sembra collaborare volentieri, posando per te:) Mi piace moltissimo il punto di vista che non e' molto commune e ci permette di vedere dettagli molto interessanti. Hai utilizzato lo spazio del quadro superbamente, cio' che vediamo e' essenziale e molto piacevole. La nitidezza e' stupenda, la luce ed i colori meravigliosi. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buone vacanze,
papagolf21 (95625) 2014-08-11 3:04
Bonjour, cher Silvio,
Superbe macrophotographie de ce papillon. Sa posture est parfaite. Les détails sont magnifiquement mis en valeur.
Un réel plaisir à contempler.
Tue (32578) 2014-08-11 3:16
What a superb capture of this butterfly. DOF and sharpness are excellent.
Have a nice holiday!
Royaldevon (36183) 2014-08-11 6:17
Ciao Caro Silvio,
This is a fine shot of the swallowtail!
Your shallow dof has given it wonderful clarity, detailing all parts of its body, against a fine bokeh.
Have a great holiday, with many photographic opportunities,
Periko (4310) 2014-08-11 21:16
Another great butterfly, nicely detailed and enhanced by the blurred background.
Perfect framing and lighting.
Graal (101774) 2014-08-11 23:58
beautiful species of butterfly. Good shot and captured place. Superb DOF and sharpness. I like it a lot.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (93911) 2014-08-12 1:58
Excellent frame and depth.
I like it.
Have a nice day
jhm (148786) 2014-08-12 3:46
One week ago was in Belgium butterfly count, this year are 50% less butterflies that ten year ago.
Your shows us a very nice exemplar, wonderful with the focus on the butterfly and blurred background.
Excellent captured and lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
abmdsudi (50568) 2014-08-12 5:01
Excellent close-up work of a gorgeous winged creature so well clicked - the delicate details and rich colors are fantastic. Finely framed, sharp in focus where it counts in natural soft green background creating a great contrasting colors. Real cool my friend, so well taken and processed, Congrats.
adramad (43159) 2014-08-12 7:35
Wonderful with great definition you've captured, this lovely butterfly, I like the POV captured, to see both the pattern and colors of the wings, as his body and large eye.
Great photo, with beautiful natural colors, bright light and excellent sharpness.
You enjoy a good day.
Best wishes, my friend.
resat1972 (7510) 2014-08-12 11:45
woww a spectacular shots
gorgeous colors and clarity
claudeD (37334) 2014-08-13 5:49
wonderful nature shot showing this amazing butterfly in really perfect sharpnees which is always very important for a good macro shot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ikeharel (67291) 2014-08-13 7:29
A splendid capture of the beautiful butterfly, Silvio.
An immaculate photojob done, and the close-up show every small element in fantastic clarity.
Cricri (115557) 2014-08-13 9:59
Ciao ami Silvio
Merveilleuse réalisation, netteté n, DOF, les couleurs et la prise qui permet de voir les moindres détails de ce très beau papillon
pierrefonds (63394) 2014-08-13 17:12
The leaves are helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details of the Swallowtail butterfly. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
mirosu (15989) 2014-08-13 23:39
Excellent butterfly close-up image with nice colors, in perfect light, very good clarity and sharpness. Nice textures, superb bokeh.
Very well done.
macjake (64788) 2014-08-14 4:34
ah yes, one of your most favorite of subjects...the butterfly.
beautifully captured, lots of detail.
enjoy your holiday!
luciola (2934) 2014-08-14 9:24
Beautiful pic, great design on the wings of a butterfly.
annjackman (21674) 2014-08-15 9:30
This is a very well photographed butterfly with lovely detail and positioning in the frame. It shows up very well against the BG.
Have a super holiday.
Kind Regards, Ann
Didi (60362) 2014-08-16 2:43
Bonjour mon ami
Une très belle macro parfaitement nette avec un arrière plan flou
J'apprécie la luminosité
imageme (1790) 2014-08-17 10:30
Hi silvio, Stunned sharpness and good light along with such great details and DOF. Beautiful butterfly with lovely patterns on its wings. You POV lets us see the good portion of this insect with beauty. Thank for sharing
corjan3 (2109) 2014-08-17 11:33
I have nothing to add to what has already been said above except to say, once again, "Bravo". What a pleasure to view. Extremely well done my friend.
gildasjan (43370) 2014-08-18 3:35
Très bon cadrage de ce papillon avec ici une très bonne netteté là où il le faut.Très bonne réalisation.
mursaloglu (8682) 2014-08-18 3:46
un altra fantastica esemplare della tua collezione con una nitidezza eccezionale e belissimi colori bravo
Sonata11 (33737) 2014-08-19 20:22
Great capture of this butterfly. Wonderfully executed image. Beautiful colors, sharpness, perfect clarity.
I like this picture.
All the best, Barbara
aliabazari (16109) 2014-08-22 8:05
Very nice shot of this butterfly. Well done sharpness and exposure. Thanks for sharing
dale54 (6972) 2014-08-24 8:00
silvio hello..wow..wonderful closeup..amazing detail,superb work my friend! dale
delpeoples (56726) 2014-08-24 19:38
Buon Ferragosto! Ti auguro una bellissima e rilassante vacanza. Che bellissime le tue farfalle e questa e' squisita. Complimentoni!
pili51 (1849) 2014-08-25 9:35
Ciao amico Silvio,
Ullalla!! bellissima e ottimo il piano di ripresa, macro stupenda!!!!
Stupenda e coloratissima farfalla fotografata benissimo.
Imperiale.....e fantastica composizione e luce!!
Buone vacanze, e un caro saluto,
omid266 (6735) 2014-08-26 20:27
Ciao Caro Silvio ,
Very Thanks for this beautiful shot from this beautiful butterfly,
an Artwork picture, nice and Good Luck,
** Have a very very nice Holidays, **
Grazie e Dio ed Angelli sono con te a sua familia caro amico,
jemaflor (93331) 2014-08-26 22:58
great result with well managed close up on this butterfly, perfect sharpness and nice result with the green tone in the Bg, tfs.
Miguel82 (27281) 2014-08-27 10:39
Sucessful macro and instructive note about that butterfly Silvio, ciao
mvdisco (17792) 2014-08-27 20:49
Ciao Silvio, Bonjour,
Beautiful capture and details of this butterfly,
Sharp & clear with great light & contrast,
very very well done..your the King...
jean113 (3722) 2014-08-31 5:35
Hello Silvio, the sharp quality of this picture is astounding!The very shallow depth of field is perfect.
The dark bokeh sets off the colours and pattern of the butterfly so well.