The swallowtail (Papilio machaon) is an amazing butterfly, present in all the northern hemisphere. In North America (where this butterfly is called Old world swallowtail), it is more often replaced by endemic species like Papilio polyxenes (black swallowtail) or Papilio canadasiensis (canadian swallowtail). This butterfly becomes increasingly rare in France and I suppose in Europe.
This specimen was photographed in Portugal in the park of Palacio De Buçaco. Hunting home of the last Kings of Portugal, this impressive hotel, rich of history, is one of most famous in the world for its architecture, its comfort, its elegance, the sumptuousness of its park and its forests.
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supereira (9576) 2005-07-13 6:04
I like the composition and DOF.Beautiful butterfly.Very good colors and contrasts.I like the textures,light and sharpness.I like it.Very good job!
Bluejeans (64251) 2005-07-13 7:36
Bela composiçao , as cores e a luz estao muito bem, parabens
Nefaryta (2582) 2005-07-13 7:39
You had a great light. Nice colors. Very sharp
alainh (35583) 2005-07-13 12:47
j'ai fait aussi des papillons un sujet de photos qui me plait énormement. ce machaon est superbe et l'angle proposé nous montre les méandres de sa belle robe !!!
betogrein (2232) 2005-07-13 13:10
Linda foto, belas cores, luminosidade. Belo macro. parabéns...
marieaude (1196) 2005-07-13 14:29
trés belle photo avec de magnifiques couleurs et bien nette. C'est trés beau. Un travail bien reussi. Bravo et merci
gren4 (603) 2005-07-14 4:59
I like this capture of the swallowtail.Your composition is nice as are the colour,dof and presentation
deud (1920) 2005-07-16 5:30
nice composition, great colours. maybe a little overexposed on some areas on the flower. but very beautiful.
aferrao (1145) 2005-07-19 6:23
This one was taken near me!
I like 5km away from the Buçaco Palace Hotel.
I've seen some butterflys like that around here, and have taken some shots too.
I like this one!
UlfE (14641) 2005-07-29 12:47
Hello Jean Pierre,
Excellent shot of a butterfly. I lack words for it. Absolutely fantastic. I love it.
Vagabond (5848) 2005-11-06 8:16
This is a fantastice picture. The main subject is of great sharpness and beautiful colours. The DOF is absolutely adequate to emphasize this nice butterfly. Congratulations ..
jplebrun (21208) 2007-05-09 12:50
Salut Jean-Pierre, bon cliché de ce papillon qui butine, belle composition, pleines de couleurs, amicalement.
- Copyright: JeanPierre Fayeulle (fayeulle) (27827)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-28
- Categories: Castles, Nature
- Camera: Sony DCR-PC120E
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Insect & flowers, Insects - Insectes, Butterfly [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-13 3:27