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Autumn still Papilio machaon on a cold day, over Cistus albidus. Old World swallowtail,Papilio machaon Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Autumn still

Papilio machaon on a cold day, over Cistus albidus.

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  1. You manage to blend in the seasons so well, with the slightly cooler tones. Well done! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks so much for that appreciation, Ferdy, it means a lot! A few days later, almost at the same hour of the day I've returned to the same location, where the weather conditions were practically the same. There I had a chance to spot and photograph a female Orthetrum chrysostigma, amidst the dried herbs with same tone range for the background. Standard options of the nikon software have a great fidelity to lightning and colors. Sometimes I think that some of photos are undersaturated, but it is the only way to achieve that clear glimpse of moment you are trying to perceive. I've just uploaded that photo, the file of Orthetrum chrysostigma gets a new female species entry :) Thanks again, and for that reminder, cheers*

      Orthetrum chrysostigma with Cistus albidus in the background:
      Golden autumn Ortthetrum chrysostigma, an adult female at the end of the season, on a slightly cold sunless afternoon.<br />
EXIF: Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm 4.5 @ 200mm | 12mm Extension Epaulet skimmer,Orthetrum chrysostigma,Ortthetrum chrysostigma,autumn,biodiversity,dragonfly,insects,libellulidae,odonata
      Posted 5 years ago
      1. You have a very defined style that is subtle, sharp, but also soft. I Immediately recognize them when I see the thumbnail and I'm a longtime fan :) Whilst I appreciate that style greatly, one thing amazes me even more: the pretty much perfect focus and separation between subject and background. I strive for that but only succeed in it by exception, for you it seems to be normal.

        I think you're referring to Nikon's picture control? Which value do you use for that?
        Posted 5 years ago
        1. Yes, Picture Control Settings:
          Standard - Sharpness, medium; Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue = 0
          White Balance - Daylight
          Color Space - sRGB
          Posted 5 years ago
  2. Beautiful! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks so much! cheers Posted 5 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''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by RMFelix
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By RMFelix

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Uploaded Nov 8, 2016. Captured Oct 14, 2016 13:22.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO720
  • 80mm