Papilio machaon by jimmy hoffman

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Swallowtail(Papilio machaon),photographed just after emerging from his pupa.Spain.


Thanks for viewing my pictures and taking the time to comment.Much appreciated!

I’m a dutch artist and nature-photographer(especially macro)currently based in N-Spain.

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  • polly470
    polly470over 4 years ago

    I am in love with your work!!! This is glorious!!

  • Thank you kindly.:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 4 years ago

    my goodness… this is just STUNNING .. your photography skills and your presentation skills are brilliant jim!

  • Thanks for your kind compliment.I appreciate it!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • ElsieBell
    ElsieBellover 4 years ago

    What an amazinlgy beautiful capture, have looked at your other work and it is all breathtaking :-)

  • Thanks a lot for your compliment.Much appreciated!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • jesika
    jesikaover 4 years ago

    Sigh of great envy!!!!!!!!!!

  • :)Thanks Jesika.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsover 4 years ago

    Your work is breathtakingly beautiful….this is one senastional capture!!!:))

  • Much appreciated.Thanks!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 4 years ago

    Sooooo beautiful! Stunning image! It reminds me when I was young ( in Borneo) ,I used to collect pupas ,hang them on my bed and in the morning I have all these beautiful buttterflies to wake up to,then I open the windows and set them free.Mum was not pleased ,they leave stains on the bedsheets-the butterflies as they come out :))

  • Wonderful story!Thanks for sharing.I also love to see butterflies emerging from their pupas.Everytime a magical moment!:)And a challenge to take a good picture of it!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoover 4 years ago

    WOW is all I can say, this is almost too beautiful

  • Thanks again!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 4 years ago

    Outstanding piece of work!!

  • Thanks Carlos.I appreciate it!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 4 years ago

    Omgosh Jim, this is outstanding, such a fabulous macro shot, beautiful capture of its emergence, well done :o)

  • Thank you kindly!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 4 years ago

    Bravo!…:) Greeting from Bangkok.
    Your beautiful image is the spectacular to study about:) Thank you to sharing.
    Be humm.. a song with your friends sometime:)
    Best Regards

  • I’m humming already!:)Thanks for your nice comment,Sunny!

    – jimmy hoffman

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