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Southern Festoon

Southern Festoon
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 100mm f2.8 macro USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-09 23:16
Viewed: 4921
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's the first time when I've a possibility to see this amazing butterfly. It was early evening when I've met few sleeping butterflies. The light conditions was not perfect, so I've decided to set ISO to 400...

Local names:
PL: Kokornakowiec
UK: Southern Festoon
SK: Pestroň vlkovcovový
CZ: Pestrokřídlec podražcový
FR: Diane
DE: Osterluzeifalter
NL: Zuidelijke pijpbloemvlinder

The butterflies are on the wings between April and June. In Ukraine I've seen this species usually at grapes farm, near the small rivers. It was not common but really attractive ;-D

If you would like to read more about this species - please go to the following link.

red45, nikosrio, sandpiper2, phlr, maurydv, Alex99, goutham_ramesh has marked this note useful
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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-06-09 23:48]

Voilà un papillon original dont les ailes ont un dessin original.
Bonne journée.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-06-10 0:09]

Gratulacje! Piekny motyl, prawdziwy rarytas dla fana motyli. Pomimo kiepskich warunkow wyszedl bardzo ladnie - ostro i kolorowo. Robiles to zdjecie kitowym obiektywem?

Hello Chris,
Excellent shot,great light, color and sharpness.Very interesting composition.

Hi Chris

Good shot of this unusual butterfly
Beautiful underwing pattern
Good sharpness and composition


Hello Chris,
This is a real beauty and a successful shot despite the poor light. Nice composition.

Ciao Chris,
splendida cattura di questa stupenda farfalla, eccellenti POV e composizione con un ottimo OOF BG, buona definizione, IMHO manca un "bit" di luminosità.

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-04-05 13:38]

Bardzo ładny motyl szkoda że w moim regionie nie występuje.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-09 22:00]

Hi Chris.
I have missed few your shot and now watch them with pleasure. I had opportunity to take few photos of this beauty too. It was three years ago. I like your shot so much, its perfect sharpness, amazing reproduction of the colouration, texture and all other details of the butterfly and dry stem. Well done and kind regards.

Wonderful picture of Southern Festoon considering the light conditions that you have mentioned. There are tons of details on the body and patterns are amazing.

Ciao Chris, as you I too capture for the first time in this year this wonderful and rare butterfly, great macro with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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