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Allancastria cerisyi

Allancastria cerisyi
Photo Information
Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-31 8:43
Viewed: 3208
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Allancastria cerisyi is a butterfly in the Papilionidae. It occurs from the Balkans to the Middle East in several geographical variants. In Cyprus it is on the wing from February to May.
The larvar foodplants are species of Aristolochia.

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Hi Yiannis,
Beautiful papilionida I've never seen before. A colorful photo with great sharpness and DoF, but might be, at least in my opinion, more powerful with more narrow crop on the bottom. Otherwise a stunner.
Best regards, László

Hello Yiannis,
fine capture of this beautiful butterfly with good sharpness and wonderful colours.
Happy Easter!

Hello Yiannis,
An amazing sharp detailed image of a beautiful butterfly,excellent clarity of colours and very perfectly focused on the subject.
Best regards,

nice image with bright colors and nice bg. the details are quite nice as well.

Hallo Yiannis
Everything in this image is either good, just pretty, eye-cathing or just excellently captured. Like always I can only but sing my praises. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Yiannis, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

Hello sir ...
It's very good pic of beautiful butterfly .
with fine sharpness and good details ...Natural colours suplendid beautifully and blurred BG is looking so good.Nice POV ... You focused very well on your subject ....Thanks for sharing ..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-31 12:34]

Hello Yiannis,
A great capture of cerisyi, a species I last saw in Crete.
The pose on the branch is great and taken with superb sharpness and natural colours that show itsfeatures well against a clean natural BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-31 13:51]

Woow Yiannis,how is beautiful this butterfly!! Very rare to see on TN,i'm jealous of this capture...ehee..magnificent pic whit the best details despite the difficult pose,the best way to show us the design and the colors of this specie so well,a great gift to the butterflies fans.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano


Hello Yiannis.
This is a fine looking butterfly with that unique perch. The details and colors on the wings are really attractive captured beautifully with fine sharpness and exposure.

interesting species of butterfly. the colors on the wings are stunning. it looks like a painting. the butterflies eyes are special. good work. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-01 0:49]

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this butterfly in vert beautiful colours and a good DOF. Beautiful blurry background too.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-04-01 1:04]

Hello Yiannis,
one of the beautiful butterflies never met.,good capture,regards..

Hi Yiannis

Fantastic capture in difficult pose of this very beautiful butterfly. The wing colours are good no doubt, but have never seen eyes like these on any other species. Or maybe the angle which make them look shining marbles.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-04-01 1:53]

Excellent image of a lovely species!



η σκηνή μέσα από τη σύνθεσή σου, το κάδρο σου με αυτό το φόντο, θαυμάσια!
καλό μήνα Γιάννη

Hello yiannis,
good capture from a nice PoV, with very perfect colour and sharpness.
best wishes,

Hello Yannis
Wonderful species and great capture.Fantastic colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards

Εντυπωσιακή ευκρίνεια Γιάννη ! Ακόμα μια εξαιρετική φωτογραφία με καλή σύνθεση και όμορφα χρώματα.
Καλή σου μέρα,

Ciao Yannis. Fantastic beautiful in top quality. Never seen it MF. TFS.


Hello Yiannis
super good sharpness and great details
i like the colours very much
thnaks greetinglou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-10 9:19]

Hi Yiannis,
Beautiful butterfly photos. Composition, colours
and details are very good.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Yiannis
I've never seen this "cerisyi" and your photo is superb.
I know Zerynthia cretica, it looks like her
thank you
Best ragards

Hi Yiannis,

The branch is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Eastern Festoon butterfly. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.


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