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Photo #21894: Papilio polytes


Papilio polytes

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Base gallery. Upperside. Alive insect.

Photo: Svetlana Shchavelina. Image without retouching at the website. Identified by: Alex Dumchus

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2013-04-24 00:00:00, Thailand, Ratchaburi province

Photographer's comment: Atrophaneura aristolochiae?

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02.05.2013 12:46, Svetlana Shchavelina

Hm... I used 60mm macro lens instead... No crop. Have few more macro shots wing parts close-up.

02.05.2013 12:17, Peter Khramov

No matter faster or not, 300mm lens cropped sensor is a right choice for such critters.

30.04.2013 16:24, Alex Dumchus

What I noticed, P. polytes is actually not a faster, regularly doesn't fly higher than 2m above the ground as against P. memnon which are quite spread in Thailand and may be spotted in flower beds only.

30.04.2013 6:50, Svetlana Shchavelina

Thanks. Don't you ming some lyrical digression? I was in Thailand not once, met these butterflies many times but always they passed by, never stopped... If they only took a seat once! No hope... Just watching them flying by and felt grateful for that. So when I saw it resting, couldn't believe my eyes! I barely breathed stealing up to it, was afraid to shoo her! Tropical ones are so shy. Couldn't even think of a better background, was shot sitting right there. Little luck that time.

30.04.2013 1:07, Peter Khramov


28.04.2013 19:50, Alex Dumchus

Papilio polytes female.

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