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Southern Festoon

Southern Festoon
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2,8 I
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies and Moths of TURKIYE (TURKEY) III, Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-08 4:08
Viewed: 3798
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zerynthia polyxena, Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Southern Festoon

Turkish Name: Güneyli Fisto Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey's, usually in the north, the Black Sea and the Marmara coast were observed.

Distribution in the world : France, Italy, Slovakia, Greece, the Balkans, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkey and many other countries in Europe are shown in the report.

Living Area: 0-1700 meters up, the light-forest and bush and grassy meadows rich here can be seen in the path length. I like that slopes in the sun

Flight Time : Usually in early spring (April-May) in June despite seeing if it can be seen as rare.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Aristolochia pistolochia, Aristolochia Rotunda, Aristolochia clematitis, Aristolochia pallida

Notes - Remarks: While flying butterflies, but this type is very similar to other white butterflies flying more irregular. Although similar in size a bit smaller than others, although more dark and very red on the wings against the hunter has a colored ball. Hibernate in the pupa.
Wingspan: 60-80 mm long.

Similar Species:
· Zerynthia rumina - Spanish Festoon
­­· Zerynthia (Allancastria) cerisyi
· Zerynthia deyrollei - Eastern Steppe Festoon
­­· Zerynthia caucasica - Caucasia Festoon



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Mükemmel ...
Tebrik ederim .

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-08 4:42]

Merhaba Seyfi Bey,
Harika bir makro çalışması olmuş.Canlı renkler,kontrast,detaylar ve fon kusursuz.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

Hello Seyfi,
what a wonderful picture of Zerynthia polyxena taken from an excellent POV to show very
weel the marvellous shapes and colours of this very beautiful butterfly, very good sharpness in a nice composition
Best regards

Hi Seyfi

A new species for me. Excellent diagonal composition, great sharpness and pattern details. Good exposure and great OOF green background.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-08 5:00]

Merhaba Seyfi,
such an exciting presentation of this nice textured butterfly.
Very sharp and clear. nice blurry background and the yellow flower is very effective too.


Wow wow,Splendid image of very rare species.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-08 5:57]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic coloured photo and butterfly. The clarity is superb. Excellent sharpness and details. Very pleasant composition and OOF BG.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-08 6:12]

Hello Seyfi
Beautiful and excellent capture. Perfect focus and sharp details.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-08 7:16]

Hello Seyfi,
Very good close-up. The wings are spread and sharp. Smooth Bg.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Seyfi,
The butterfly contrasts and stands out clearly against the 'smooth' background. Due to right focus and high sharpness details of the wing colour pattern are nicely presented.
Best wishes, Marx

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-08 8:56]

Hi Seyfi,surely one of the most beautifuls butterfly of Europe,and surely one of the best pic of that never seen on TN.A fantastics POV and a top qualtity of sharpness and colors.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hi Seyfi
Beautiful! Perfect blured background, great saturated colors, fantastic POV and great composition. Sharpness is very good but maybe you could do very litle unsharp mask on wings and also minimal higlights reduction

hello Seyfi
intense colours and strong close up they fascinate always,great capture
TFS and thanks for sharing

Ciao Seyfi, wonderful Polissena with fantastic colors, superb details and splendid sharpness, great macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful capture of this lovely butterfly. The sharpness is impressive: all details are perfectly taken. The composition is very good too. Congratulations!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-08 11:26]

Hello Seyfi,
Very colorful shot.Excellent macro. Point of view, details, framing and colors are very well. Congratulations.
Best regards Siggi

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-06-08 12:10]

Hello Seyfi,
you managed well to show clearly the beautiful butterfly against the strong colours of the flower
and of the background. The wing pattern is very sharp and shown in its naturla colours.
It's pity that the green of the background is so strong. It distracts a little from the 'beauty'.
Best wishes, Peter

Seyfi Bey, tek kelime ile harika.
Ellerinize sağlık.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-08 12:51]

Hello Seyfi,
An excellent capture of Z. polyxena
+: Sharpness (excellent), DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none, superb contrast with the BG
Thanks and best regards,

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-06-08 14:04]

Mrhaba Hocam,
Çok güzel bir tür..Tabiki sizin çekiminizle bu güzelliği daha da ortaya çıkmış.
Bu aralar kelebeklere merak saldım. sizinkiler gibi güzel bir kelebek fotoğrafım yok diyorduum ya hç değilse nacizane bir birkaç tür çekebildim en sonki arazide:))

hello Seyfi!
excellent composition with great definition
of this elegant Zerynthia polyxena

compliments sERGIO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-08 16:42]

Hi Seyfi,

You are introducing me to a butterfly I have never seen before. It is so colorful and has such a beautiful shape. Colors and details are outstanding. A beautiful background and a delightful diagonal composition.


Salam Seyfi,

An amazingly beautiful capture of Southern Festoon butterfly with vivid colors, sharpness & details. TFS.

Salam & Regards


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-08 20:49]

very beautiful butterfly, great design and colors. tfs.

Merhaba Seyfi Bey, nefis bir çekim ve harika bir kelebek. Cinsin bir başka türünü de Hatay ve Gaziantepten ben çekmiştim. İleride Allah kısmet ederse yüklerim.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-09 2:39]

Hello Seyfi,
You have done here an exellent job, Seyfi. This is a wonderful picture of this most beautiful butterfly I had the chance to see too lately. Simple and efficient diagonal composition, good sharpness and a fitting green background, make this picture an eye-catcher. Bravo!
Kind regards

hello Seyfi
this is a super composition with great sharpness and good details
beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Seyfi
what a fine shot of this southern festoon taken i a superb pose on this yellow flower, i like the markings of his wings , the superb colors, the green BG and the POV
Have a good night

Hello Seyfi,

Excellent work.
Light,colours and definition are superb.
Good notes.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-10 9:22]

Hello Seyfi,
A wonderful clear capture of this beautiful butterfly that I'd love to see. Excellent sharpness and colours and I like its pose on the flower. The smooth green background makes it really stand out too. Well done!!
TFS and regards, Ulla

An excellent shot! I love the vibrant green and yellow BG!
The butterfly shows very beautiful details!
Cheers, my friend Seyfi!

Hi Seyfi,

an nice pice picture with good pov, bg, sharpness and dof.
Fine colours.


Seyfi Bey. cok guzel bir kelebek ve sizde cok guzel cekmissiniz... elinize saglik.

Hi Seyfi. Exciting diagonal compo and superb contrast. I like the vivid colours and the amazing texture. TFS.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-06-15 13:43]

Hello Seyfi !
Wow, this is such a wonderful shot ! The butterfly in itself is a real beauty, and you have captured him with such talent - details, colors, composition, POV, blurred BG, everytging is excellent. I also like the pose of the butterfly, with the wings wide open so we can fully admire him. Very well done !

Hallo Seyfi
I missed out on some of your recent postings and I am very sorry about that as I know I missed some stunning photographs. This Southern Festoon is an absolute pleasure to look at and the colours and patterns are breathtaking. You have captured it with great accuracy and your neat work is a delight to look at and to enjoy. This image is supers harp and well focused with a great point of view and composition. I like it a lot. It has brought joy to my heart and eyes. You are very fortunate to capture these beauties with such preciseness. I envy you for this one. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Butterflyman,

SIMPLY SUPERB................i have no more words to appreciate your efforts!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-08-03 11:06]

Seyfi Bey merhaba,
Kanat desenleri, renkler, kompozisyon ve detaylar cok guzel
Ellerinize saglik

Seyfi Bey merhaba
zaman zaman sayfanızı ziyaret ediyordum. yaz dönemi uzun arazi çalışmaları nedeniyle son günlere kadar epey ara vermiştim TN'ye. şimdi görüyorum ki birbirinden güzel kelebek fotoğraflarıyla dolmuş sayfalarınız. herbiri ayrı güzel, ancak fistolar daha bir ilgimi çektiği için buraya yazmak istedim. fotoğrafı da kendisi gibi harika. mükemmel bir yakın çekim olmuş. detaylar, açı, netlik, renkler ve pozlandırma harika. kadraj da çok güzel. elinize sağlık.
iyi akşamlar, selamlar

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-09-04 6:23]

Merhaba Seyfi!
Colours,light,compo and BG are excellent.
With best wishes,

Merhaba Seyfi,
wow, this butterfly is wonderful, the design of the wings is outstanding and you captured it with excellent quality and warm colours.
Thank you so much - I love it.
I was looking for the German name - Osterluzeifalter, but we don't have it here in Germany - too cold for him ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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