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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: 2011-04-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII, B+W F - Pro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-14 7:53
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Happy Valentines Day!


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

Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.18
O.Kocak's :Türkiye'nin Kelebekleri Southern Festoon
Captain's :European Butterfly Guide Southern Festoon


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-14 7:59]

Waaw Seyfi,this is the pic of the day!! What a nice idea to celebrate S.Valentine and what a fantastic capture,one of the most beautiful butterflies of our continent and in love too!Magnificent sharpness,details and colors,very very professional work.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Seyfi,
a superb macro of this mating, outstanding sharpness and fantastic colours, point of vew, depht of field, background and composition are excellent
Best regards

Hello Seyfi
Beautiful and crispy macro with impressive sharpness,colors and contrast.Composition and BG excellent.Very well done!
Thank You
Best regards

Merhaba Seyfi
Superb macro, excellent detail, nice background.
The two butterflies together creat an excellent effect. Very beautiful and interesting species.
regards yiannis

dance of colour! nice capture with wonderful colour and composition.

Hi Seyfi,
nice colours, perfect sharpness and details. Nice composition.
Have a nice week,

nice romantic capture, TFS Ori

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-14 10:32]

Very nice and sharp details on these butterflies. Well done. Great work on the smooth background.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-14 11:16]

Hello Seyfi,
Spectacular colours. The saturation of the colours in the butterflies as well as in the background is really marvellous. Fantastic sharpness, details, POV and composition. A beauty!!!

copula magical of one of the most elegant butterflies of the world ...
best wishes!

SEYFI You have here a BEAUTIFUL picture
SUPER sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
Never seen so beautiful picture of 2 butterfly,s
great shot thanks greeting lou

Hello Seyfi,
Wonderful macro image from all aspects. I like especially the saturated colours, contrasting green BG and excellent timing. Well done!

Shot at the right time and placed at the right time

great sharpness in this shot

Well done

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-14 12:16]

Hello Seyfi,
this image is really fantastic!
Outstanding sharpness and fine detail; wonderful colours and perfect light; great contrast with a nice clean background. Great quality. A beauty!

Ciao Seyfi, fantastic maiting couple on a beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

wonderful scene and subject, your performance is excellent!
regards Seyfi

Fantastic photo Seyfi! The subject, the composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are all excellent!

Incredibly beautiful couple of butterflies! A great pattern wings.

Hallo Seyfi
Excellent macro with perfect focus and great detail, especially on the wings and bodies with its fine hairs. The centralized composition is pleasant, the colours absolutely *magic*. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-15 10:35]

Hello Seyfi!
What a beauty! Wonderful shot ,very sharp and very artistic.The colors are stunning.We have here a real masterpiece!Bravo!TFS
Regards from,

Ciao Seyfi. One of your best! Magnificent colours and excellente details.


Casi conseguiste una simetría perfecta ! Espectaculares colores.
Buen trabajo de esta bella especie Seyfi: J. Ignasi.

Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro of these lovers on action,
fine POV, beautiful light, excellent contrast,
great focus sharpness details, beautiful background,



Hello Seyfi,
A superb macro of these butterflies, fantastic point of view, excellent details sharpness, beautiful colours against a green background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-16 2:52]

Merhaba Seyfi,
what an astonishing presentation you have here. Such a sharp fine work and the pattern of nature really look wonderful in your picture.
Very well composed and very well shown.
Congratulations for such a wonderful capture.


Hi Seyfi,

Wow awesome quality capture of these two in love beauties my good friend, perfect lighting with lovely natural colours, nice and sharp and what splendid detail, however the backdrop looks a little UN-natural to me?, nevertheless a superb presentation with lots of clout, lovely work here Seyfi and very well done,
Best regards,


Merhaba Seyfi hocam,
Bu ne güzellik böyle,
Harika bir tür ve nefis bir çalışma olmuş Zamanlama şahane.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-17 7:02]

Hello Seyfi,
A very fine capture of polyxena in copula.
Superb sharpness, DOF, natural colours, BG and composition.
Great to view!
Thanks and have a great weekend,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-26 10:19]

Hi Seyfi,
Excellent close-up of this butterflies. Fantastic colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

outstanding capture Seyfi, congratulations !
very beautiful butterfly in a very particular moment,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-21 9:38]

Hi Seyfi.
I have missed this amazing shot (as well as many other your pictures, unfortunately). I like this species a lot and you managed to show all their beauties perfectly. Every hair, every colour and other details are visible superbly. POV is really the best for the scene. Bravo.

Hi Seyfi,

The branch is helping to frame the butterflies. The point of view is showing the details and colors pf the Southern Festoon butterflies. It is clear and sharp. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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