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Zerynthia cerisyi

Zerynthia 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: 2011-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-01 7:45
Viewed: 3690
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Larva of Zerynthia cerisyi.
Zerynthia cerisyi is a species of butterfly found in south eastern Europe and the Middle East. In Cyprus it is represented by the endemic subspecies Z. cerisyi cypria. It is found mostly in the south and western parts of the island, where the food plant commonly grows.
It completes its development by July and overwinters as a pupa. Shown here on the larval food plant of Aristolochia sempervirens.

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Hallo Yiannis,
a fantastic macro shot of this Zerynthia cerisyi caterpillar, outstanding sharpness and impressive details, brillian t colours, excellent point of view
Best regards

Hello Yiannis,
What a wonderful image with a superb colored caterpillar.
The colors and details are excellent.
Fantastic contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Yiannis,
Very nice macro on this caterpillar, excellent crisp, clear, sharp details, fantastic point of view, great colours and superb depth of field, nice exposure, Good work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hi Yiannis,
really nice photo of this caterpillar. Many details. Excellent sharpness and composition. Amazing colours.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-01 8:57]

Hi Yiannis,another great and interesting pearl from your island so rich of different species,this caterpillar is a great beauty,and your perfect pic is the best way to discover the magnificent design and its beautiful colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Yiannis,

Beautiful caterpillar & very finely captured. Very good POV & great sharpness. Well done & TFS.


Hello Yannis very nice and colorful caterpillar that trsparenze. The stunning sharpness and image detail. All the best, Paul

Ciao Yannis. excellentesharp and details. Wonderful colours.


Hello Yiannis,
What a colourful and beauty composed picture! I also like at this image contrasting colours, fine details, excellent sharpness and perfect POV. Well done!

Ciao Yannis, lovely caterpillar with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

wonderful caterpillar, excellent colors and details, congrats for the picture Yiannis !

have a nice evening,

ciao, tino

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-01 10:54]

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent photo in very good sharpness, details and splendid contrasting colours. Great DOF and OOF BG. Nice composition.
After 40 years this was my last working day. (and made my tv debut). Now I got really time to photograph.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-01 11:12]

Hello Yiannis,
Interesting to see that the colours of the caterpillar are the same as the colours of the butterfly that it will become!
Excellent POV, sharpness and composition with the Aristolochia leaf that it is feeding on.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

hello Yiannis
super picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Yiannis,

sharp details, super POV, great colours and depth of field,TFS,


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-07-01 14:52]

Hello Yannis!
Nice pic with good natural colors and excellent sharpness.I love also the impressive BG.Good job indeed! TFS
Have a great w-end!

Hi Yiannis,

so that is how a caterpillar of Zerynthia looks, impressive. Thanks for this one, Yiannis.

best regards

Hi Yiannis,

Well what a marvellous capture of this fine specimen my friend, fabulous detailed sharpness with impeccable fine detail, splendid array of beautiful colours, strong composition and good exposure control, great work Yiannis and well done,
Best regards and have a nice weekend,


great capture, I wonder which plant is it? have a nice weekend, Ori

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-02 3:15]

Hello Yiannis,
nicely captured caterpillar with the details so exciting and stunning. the lighting is simply right to show every small hairs and thorns on its spiky body.
An excellent job.


Hi Yiannis,
Beautiful work, powerful com defiant contrast and composition! ... And think that this will be a butterfly Zerynthia! ... I was impressed with the color matching with the adult species.

Ενδιαφέρουσα χρωματική μορφή αυτού του είδους κάμπιας Γιάννη. Η ευκρίνεια της φωτογραφίας σου είναι εξαιρετική.

Great capture of this spectacular creature friend Yiannis! Those colors are simply amazing and the detail seems truly awesome! Bravo!
George Veltchev

By the look at the caterpillar, I'm sure it'll turn out to a beautiful butterfly, Yannis. Your macro shot is excellent captured by beautiful prime glass and a great camera. The hairy details and colors are first class in this well composed macro.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Yiannis,

Beautiful picture! Great sharpness and excellent detail of this colourful larva.


Hello Yiannis.
Exallant macro.
Very good detalis.
Have a good day.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-07-03 5:49]

Beautiful larva. Great details and colors! Ishi

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-04 1:26]

Hello Yiannis.
Excellent macro of this Caterpillar! Beautiful colors and sharp detail . This looks great.
Best regards Siggi

Very good light,good focus ...very beautiful nature photo,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-07-05 11:34]

Hi Yiannis,
Excellent macro work,beautiful colours with excellent detail of this
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-07-05 14:04]

Hello Yiannis,
I love to see the many different shapes, colors and features of caterpillars that exist around the world. This particular one is very colorful and uniquely featured. You have captured his image in fine detail for all to enjoy viewing. Well done!!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-06 5:52]

Hi Yiannis.
Amazing macro shot. Precise sharp details and beautiful brilliant colors. Nicely contrasted on dark blurred background. Well done! Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Preciosa gama de colores y un buen encuadre del conjunto.

Hallo Yiannis,

another nice macro taken by you.
Good above pov and razor sharpness.
fine colors.
Nicely the blurred bg.


Hi Yiannis,
nice caterpillar, excellent capture

εντυπωσιακή απόδοσης κοντινό, απολαυστική η απόδοση των χρωμάτων και οι λεπτομέρειες!
καλό βράδυ Γιάννη

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