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Portrait of a butterfly Papilio machaon Old World swallowtail,Papilio machaon,biodiversity,insecta,insects,lepidoptera,papilionidae,rhopalocera,spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Fantastic, perfect pose, and a butterfly in perfect health so it seems. Posted 6 years ago
    1. You are right! I believe it was a new born because it was quite easy to follow, although their wings never really stop moving! I did some shots after when it landed on a tree and it lead me to a macro-approach wings closed. It was perfect*

      Thanks! cheers*
      Posted 6 years ago
  2. That is a really nice clean uncluttered shot. Perfect. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks you! cheers* Posted 6 years ago

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''Papilio machaon'', the Old World swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail . It is the type species of the genus ''Papilio''. This widespread species is found in much of the Palearctic and in North America.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by RMFelix
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Uploaded May 3, 2016. Captured May 3, 2016 16:35.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/1.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO160