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Eastern Steppe Festoon

Eastern Steppe 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: 2013-05-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-12-31 3:26
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* * * All Treknature Family, Happy New Year * * *

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Zerynthia deyrollei, (Oberthür, 1869)

Eastern Steppe Festoon

Turkish Name: Stepfistosu Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Aegean, Marmara, the Northern Black Sea coast and is seen in all regions except Eastern Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: Turkey. Western Iran, Syria, Northwestern Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel.

Living Area: Altitudes of 750-1750 meters. Open pine forest and dry flowery valleys in steppes.

Flight time:March- April in low-lying areas ; Late May June at higher altitudes.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Aristolochia spp-(Birthwort) plants are fed up with.

Description-Notes: Typical locality, Middle East. Festoons : Medium-size yellow butterflies decorated with black and red spots and bars. Sexes are similar, but females are more heavily marked. Allancastria deyrollei, is a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae. Festoon butterflies, wings, black, yellow or pale yellow dot in a large number of on floors, scalloped wings and rear wings and are easily recognizable by the red spots. A Pale yellow festoon with strongly serrated hindwing and abdomen barred with orange on its sides. Prominent black bars on forewing don't extend across the width of cell. Eastern Festoon black legs, feet Festoon Eastern Steppe brown in color.

Wingspan: 63-85 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Eastern Festoon - Zerynthia cerisyi,(Godart, 1824)
• Cretan Festoon – Zerynthia cretica,(Rebel, 1904)
• Caucasian Festoon – Zerynthia caucasica,(Lederer, 1864)


1.Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.18 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Eastern Steppe Festoon
3. Trakel’s: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey - Eastern Steppe Festoon
4. TOLWEB: Tree of Life - Eastern Steppe Festoon
5. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Eastern Steppe Festoon
6. Wikipedia : Species Page - Eastern Steppe Festoon


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Hello Mr.Seyfi,
Outstanding picture of this Butterfly.Colour and details are excellent.Nice POV with attractive composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and Wish You Happy New Year,

Merhabalar Seyfi bey.
Sizlerinde yeni yılı kutlu olsun,hep beraber sağlıkla nice yıllara...

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-31 4:46]

Hi Seyfi,
Nice photo of beautiful butterfly.Amazing colors and sharpness details. Excellent composition with nicely blurred background.
Happy New Year 2014.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-31 4:58]

Hello Seyfi,
What a spectacular macro! Fantastic sharpness, details and splendid colours against a beautiful background. Great pose and timing.
Happy New Year in Prosperity and Health,

Hello Seyfi
It is really a wonderful image with stunning sharpness and colour.
Composition is also superb.
Best wishes,

Seyfi Merhaba, çok iyi ayrıntıları ile bir fotoğraf harikalarını yayınlanmıştır. Bu YENİ YIL 2014 için mükemmel! Size ve ailenize Yeni Yıl Mutlu. I hope the translation is good.

Impressive photo Seyfi! Good compositionm fantastic colours and very good sharpness! Wonderful BG too!
Happy New Year!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-31 6:50]

Seyfi Bey,
bu harika kelebek kadar güzel bir yıl dileğiyle,selamlar..

Hello Mr.Seyfi,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 第一次見過這樣色彩的蝴蝶很新奇
也真是美麗極了光線亮麗 整體很清亮
後面的一深綠真是好看 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-31 7:27]

Thanks and the same to you...
Beautifully captured lovely species...fine colors and details. tfs.

hallo Seyfi
great composition with this beautiful butterfly

a Happy new year to you and your Family
gr lou

Ciao Seify, great macro of lovely butterfly, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio

Hello Seyfi

Happy New Year also for you and your family,
great macro with fine POV, superbly focused
with great sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-12-31 9:48]

It's very beautiful butterfly for goodbye old year.Happy New Year for You.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-31 17:18]

Hi Seyfi,i wish to meet me too one day a magnificent specie like this,fantastic beauty in a spectacular capture,a very professional macro with the best quality as possible,a great gift to the fans for the last pic of this year!!! I wish you all the best me too and thanks,Luciano

Hello Seyfi,
Wish you a happy New Year.
Great shot As usual,

Hallo Seyfi
This is brilliant photography in all aspects. The bright colours are exceptionally beautiful, the details of the butterfly is super sharp, the composition and point of view just right and all else to the best. I echo what Srikumar said that it is indeed and outstanding picture. It is always a pleasure to look at and appreciate your excellent photographic manner. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-01-01 9:42]

Hi Seyfi.
Simply outstanding picture of the lovely butterfly, attractive stem and splendid BG. Colours of the shot are awesome and details of the main subject impress the imagination. I love blameless composition of the image too. Bravo and all the best for New Year.

Mükemmel bir çalışma olmuş hocam.

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