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Head of the butterfly by Dark-Raptor Head of the butterfly by Dark-Raptor
Full frame of the swallowtail (Papilio machaon) head. Here you can clearly see how its compound eyes and proboscis look like :)

Nikon D200, two sets of extension tubes, reversed Takumar 28/2.8
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Smederevac Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Great shot, ike the detail!
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PolfieDary Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
aww. :aww:
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black-fantasy-rose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Oohhh.. Now I felt in love.. Well not in the bug, of course, but in your picture.. =)
It's just perfect..
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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black-fantasy-rose Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Keep on like this..that's what I'll say =)
I would like to learn more too..but in time maybe maybe I will.. I'm jelous =)
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Pomalujmojswiat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
omg !
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otas32 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Featured HERE. Hope you don't mind.
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Boogied217 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Photographer
gr8 shot
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TheParodyEffect Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
thats scary shit, but cool
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)
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12monthsOFwinter Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
stunning!
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
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12monthsOFwinter Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
welcomes :)
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erezmarom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great portrait! :)
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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ShylerShy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You have such beautiful wildlife where you live!
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   Photographer

❝Hi I featured your Photo in Suggested Daily Deviations for January - Vol. 7.
Feel free to comment and +fav the articel.❞
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ancient-S Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
so so perfect =3
it's so clear, very good photo
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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AmvoyPhotog Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Holy MACRO...... very NICE!
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:iconpatrickruegheimer:
PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Photographer
An insane macro shot with great clarity and wonderful details.
love it. :)
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)
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VeVe-350Z Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Incredible macro :). Shooting butterflies is quite hard but the results like this one are amazing :).
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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buleria Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Probably one of the most buterfly portraits ever seen.The light is superbe and the lower angle just great.
Congrats,
Remus
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Lowbss Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Excellent detail :+fav:
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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Lowbss Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
You're welcome
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gmazza Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
the focus plane is perfect for a single frame. Nice picture.
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
this is one of the most interesting butterfly photos i've seen.. :) i get tired of so called classic butterfly photos quite quickly, i find other insects more interesting, and they seldom get the attention they deserve.. with you as an exception, of course! :D
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)

Yes. Butterflies and few beetle families (like ladybugs, leaf beetles) are paid too much attention by people. There are insects that aren't well known but are really interesting because of their apparence or behaviour. We like 100% more simple rove beetles, darkling beetles or scarabs and flies than common butterflies, photographed thousands of times on almost every way :D
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SAYN0THING Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
AWESOME Macro!
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chriskaula Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome:)
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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chriskaula Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome:)
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is RIDICULOUS you guys. SO awesome!! :D
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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Pixel-chick Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
wow i love this! so creepy looking on something i view as cute!
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Things look much different when you look at them from the close distance :)
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Pixel-chick Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
indeed! great picture!
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:iconkauske:
Kauske Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Stunningly beautiful!
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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BogdanCh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :nod: :clap:
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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Chickenandwaffles Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Aww look at its huge adorable eyes! Nice shot!
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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gnownad Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I love the detail on the eyes! Great work!
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