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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: 2010-04-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-20 9:26
Viewed: 3288
Points: 69
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Such as the butterfly life, time passed quickly.
Today, the 2nd year is over.!
Thanks to you, all my TN friends...


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

Baytaş 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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Hi seyfi,

Superb shot! The tiny butterflies in that green BG looks stunning.
The design on the wings is also nice & good POV too.
Welldone & TFS.


Hi Seyfi,
great colours, perfect sharpness and composition. I like these twins.
Very nice background,
thanks for sharing.

A feast of Festoons! Nice composition. regards Yiannis

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-20 10:10]

Hi Seyfi.
Thanks for so artistic picture. Simply amazing pair of butterflies. Their details, poses as well as your POV are brilliant. Plant, level of bud's sharpness. Colourful pleasant smooth BG decorate these pair superbly too. Bravo. Well done.

Hello Seyfi,

wow, very nice image from this beautiful mating butterflies.
Exellent pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.


Merhaba Seyfi, congratulations for your two years on TN, lovely couple of maiting butterflies with fantastic colors, beautiful lighting BG, splendid sharpness and wonderful details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-20 10:29]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent and very beautiful photo to celebrate your second year on TN. Congratulations! Great sharpness, details, saturated colours and composition. Excellent POV and DOF. Beautiful blurred BG.
I hope to see a lot more of these beauties.

It is a pleasure to commend you for your outstanding work today and ever before friend Seyfi! Congratulations and thank you for your valuable presents in TN.
This image here is a perfect example of pure excellence in a brilliant presentation. Bravo! I admire your photography!!!
George Veltchev

Merhaba Seyfi
a superb macro shot of Zerynthia polyxena, very good detail and very beautiful natural colours, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

hello Seyfi
super pose with 2 beauty,s
great sharpness and good details the colours are beautiful
great shot
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-20 12:08]

Hello Seyfi.
This is a text book picture of the pair of Zerynthia polyxena butterflies together. From this very close side view we can see every little details. All with natural colours.Best regard Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-20 12:44]

Merhaba Seyfi,
Congratulations on completing 2 years on TN!
This is a fine capture to mark the occasion, the pairing Southern Festoons taken with fine sharpness, colours and set in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and I hope you stay on TN for a long time to come!
Kind regards,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2011-01-20 13:48]

Hello Seyfi !
Congratulations for two years on TN !!! You have shared plenty of wonderful pictures during this time, and I hope there will be many more. Here in Europe it is winter, everything is dull and grey, so I enjoy looking at sucha vivid and colorful picture. It's a real pleasure for the eye. Sharpness, details, composition, POV, blurred BG, and of course the moment you have captured between those two butterflies in love - well, everything is fantastic. Very well done !

Hello Seyfi
What a beautiful couple ! the design of the wings is amazing and captured with wonderful sharpness, beautiful composition and superb colors
and congratulation for your two years on TN

hello Seyfi

congratulations for your 2nd TN anniversary,
beautiful shot of these lovers on action,
with fine POV and the way they are framed,
great focus sharpness details, excellent contrast,
very beautiful light and color tones, TFS


merhaba Seyfi Bey
TN'deki ikinci yıldönümünüz kutlu olsun. nice güzel yıllar dilerim. bu zaman zarfından hem sizi sanal ortamda da olsa tanıdım hem de pekçok harika karenizi görme fırsatı buldum. hepsi için ayrı ayrı teşekkürler.
harika fisto kelebeklerinin enfes yakın çekimi de bu güzel gün için çok güzel bir seçim. elinize sağlık.
iyi geceler, selamlar.

Hello Seyfi,
A cryptic image and wonderful to see! ... Congratulations, you have provided a perfect POV and colors and contrast very well managed.
Regards, TFS

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2011-01-20 17:46]

Hello Seyfi
This is a beautiful composition.A two for one one.Sharp image and excellent pov,Colors and light are perfectely in control
TFS Michel

Very well done in these two years here!
I love the fame and the DOF you've achieved!

Hallo Seyfi
Thanks for all your wonderful contributions you made to the site from day one up to now. Your gallery is filled with a showcase of gorgeous images and today you add yet another one.

Incredible sharpness obtained here. Details and rich and lively colours are seen with great clarity, especially the texture on the wings. A great macro, favourable composition and pleasant point of view. A well deserved 10/10 in my personal opinion. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Seyfi
Impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Seyfi.
Excellent mating scene captured in pristine details. Lovely focus and well metered exposure for fine details.
Thanks and have a great weekend!

Ciao Seyfi. Fantastic colours for this couple! Lovely compo and great light. Bit tender sharp.


excellent moment and real scene Seyfi, very good photo output!
TFS Nasos

Hola Seyfi,
no se si tenemos a esta especie por mi zona, pero lo cierto es que nunca la he visto aquí.
Bellísima composición con una justa saturación de los colores y una escena bien captada.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-22 9:58]

Hello Seyfi,
I'd love to see this species, a pair of which you show so well here with great focus on both. Wonderful colours and wing markings and a well composed capture!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-23 4:07]

Merhaba Seyfi,
excellent moment well presented and shown in lively details. How exciting it is to be able to freeze the butterflies in such situation.
The pattern is really amazing and stunning. you have presented it in a wonderful style and the compositional skills is first class.
Congratulations and the image is something that cannot be forgotten.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-24 4:22]

Hello Seyfi,
Lucky you to have seen a pair of these beautiful butterflies! Simple and plaisant composition with fine sharpness and a nicely colored background.
Kind regards

Selamlar seyfi bey,
Mükemmel zamanlama,
Harika bir tür.
Çok beğendim.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-02-05 9:50]

Hi Seyfi,

Congratulation on your two years on TN! A wonderful picture to celebrate with and you are introducing me to a butterfly I have not seen before, Striking colors and patterns which show off so well against the green background. You captured the moment beautifully. Here's to the next two years and many many more.


Hi Seyfi,

The flowers are helping to frame the butterflies. The point of view is showing thje details and colors of the Southern Festoon butterflies. The blurry background is putting in evidence the butterflies. The morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Seyfi,
exciting capture of this very conspicuously marked rare butterfly in copula - precious document, well composed , well lighted and clear. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Seyfi,

Well captured and interesting butterfly with impreesive pattern!
You catch well mating butterflies by good composition.
Color is rich and great, and the contrast between the front and tje background with blurred image draws out a good effect for the whole.


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  • duymy Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 35] (488)
  • [2011-03-26 20:02]

Hello Seyfi

Another excellent and very beautiful shot! but I like you concentrate to focus on the eyes a litle more. Congratulations and TFS! Best regards.


Very nice butterfly, great colours and composition!!!

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